Saturday, March 19, 2011

When the waves are ready to swallow you

Happy is that man who can not only believe when the waves softly ripple to the music of peace, but continues to trust in him who is almighty to save when the hurricane is let loose in its fury, and the Atlantic breakers follow each other, eager to swallow up the barque of the mariner. Surely Christ Jesus is fit to be believed at all times, for, like the pole star, he abides in his faithfulness, let storms rage as they may. He is always divine, always omnipotent to succor, always overflowing with lovingkindness, ready and willing to receive sinners, even the very chief of them. Sorrowful one, do not add to thy sorrows by unbelief, that is a bitterness which it is superfluous to mingle with thy cup. Better far is it to say, “Though he slay me yet will I trust in him.”

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Faith's Dawn and its Clouds," delivered January 28, 1872. Image by jsorbieus under Creative Commons License.

1 comment:

pipinglass said...

When the waves block out the sky it is so easy to forget the God who controls them. Yet he can say "Peace" and they will 'be still!'