Saturday, March 04, 2006

"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." (1 cor. 10:13)
Hey fellow bloggers!
Isn't that a PRECIOUS promise!?! Our God is such a loving, merciful Lord. Praise the name of Jesus!!
I was reading in my own personal devotions last night and came across the article. Its from the Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith by C.H. Spurgeon:

March 3
NOT LEFT TO PERISH
"For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption" #Ps 16:10
This word has its proper fulfillment in the Lord Jesus; but it applies also, with a variation, to all who are in Him. Our soul shall not be left in the separate state, and our body, though it see corruption, shall rise again. The general meaning, rather than the specific application, is that to which we would call our readers’ thoughts at this particular time.
We may descend in spirit very low till we seem to be plunged in the abyss of hell; but we shall not be left there. We may appear to be at death’s door in heart, and soul, and consciousness; but we cannot remain there. Our inward death as to joy and hope may proceed very far; but it cannot run on to its full consequences, so as to reach the utter corruption of black despair. We may go very low, but not lower than the Lord permits; we may stay in the lowest dungeon of doubt for a while, but we shall not perish there. The star of hope is still in the sky when the night is blackest. The Lord will not forget us and hand us over to the enemy. Let us rest in hope. We have to deal with One whose mercy endureth for ever. Surely, out of death, and darkness, and despair we shall yet arise to life, light, and liberty.
"We may descend in spirit very low till we seem to be plunged in the abyss of hell; but we shall not be left there. We may appear to be at death’s door in heart, and soul, and consciousness; but we cannot remain there. Our inward death as to joy and hope may proceed very far; but it cannot run on to its full consequences, so as to reach the utter corruption of black despair. We may go very low, but not lower than the Lord permits; we may stay in the lowest dungeon of doubt for a while, but we shall not perish there. The star of hope is still in the sky when the night is blackest. The Lord will not forget us and hand us over to the enemy. Let us rest in hope. We have to deal with One whose mercy endureth for ever. Surely, out of death, and darkness, and despair we shall yet arise to life, light, and liberty. "
What a precious promise! Truly what an awesome God we serve. It is such a comfort to know that no matter what "waves" the devil sends our way as christians we have a way of escape which is in the person and the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will NEVER leave us or forsake us!
Hold on to that promise today and every other day when you feel like giving up. Remember, Jesus will still be there!!

1 comment:

Dan Case said...

Katy,
Thanks for the wonderful reminder to not look inward during trials but rather to the Lord Jesus...
Dad