C.H. Spurgeon: 'How despicable our troubles and trials will seem!'
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!" Psalm 30:5
Christian! If you are in a night of trial, think of tomorrow. Be patient!
Your head may now be crowned with thorny troubles—but it shall wear a jeweled diadem before long!
Your hand may now be filled with cares—it shall sweep the strings of the harp of Heaven soon.
Your garments may be soiled with filth now—they shall be white as snow in a short time.
Wait a little longer.
How despicable our troubles and trials will seem—when we look back upon them from Heaven's glory! Looking at them presently, they seem to be immense—but they will then seem as light and momentary afflictions. Let us go on boldly. After the dark of night, the morning comes. We should be thankful that we are not shut up in the eternal darkness of Hell.
Do you know what it is to live in the future—to live on expectation—to anticipate Heaven?
It may be dark now, but it will soon be light.
It may be all trial now, but it will soon be all happiness.
What does it matter if weeping may endure for a night—when eternal joy comes in the morning!
"You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand!" Psalm 16:11
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal!" 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Source: Spurgeon Treasures - Grace Gems
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