Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. (Romans 15:13)

The golden lesson is that you trust him. If all power is his, lean on him. We do not lean on Christ enough.

He will never sink under your weight. All the burdens that men ever had to carry, Christ carried, and he certainly will carry yours.

How often we weary ourselves with walking when we might ride—I mean, we carry our troubles when we might take them to Christ.

We fret, and groan, and cry, and our difficulties do not get any the less, but when we leave them with him who cares for us and begin to trust, like a child trusts its father, how light of heart and how strong of spirit we become.

Heaven is the place of rest for us, not this world of temptation and sin. Still, stand ready to suffer or to serve. At the Master’s gate watch and wait to do his bidding.

Never on weekdays, and much less on Sabbath days, let your spirits be out of order for Christian service. We ought so to live that if called to die at any minute, we should not need to say a prayer.

We simply depend upon the blood and righteousness of Jesus Christ, and then go out into daily service for him, moved by love to him, saying to him, “Lord show me what you would have me to do.” ((Charles SpurgeonAt the Master’s Feet [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005], January 8.))

Charles Spurgeon

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