Friday, January 6, 2017

MorningByMorning : 1 Peter 5:7

"Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you."—1 Peter 5:7.

It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel—"HE careth for me." Christian! do not dishonour religion by always wearing a brow of care; come, cast your burden upon your Lord. You are staggering beneath a weight which your Father would not feel. What seems to you a crushing burden, would be to Him but as the small dust of the balance. Nothing is so sweet as to,

"Lie passive in God's hands,
And know no will but His."


O child of suffering, be thou patient; God has not passed thee over in His providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows, will also furnish you with what you need. Sit not down in despair; hope on, hope ever. Take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble, and your opposition shall yet end your distresses.

There is One who careth for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and his hand omnipotent shall yet bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. The blackest gloom shall give place to the morning. He, if thou art one of His family, will bind up thy wounds, and heal thy broken heart. Doubt not His grace because of thy tribulation, but believe that He loveth thee as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness. 

What a serene and quiet life might you lead if you would leave providing to the God of providence! With a little oil in the cruse, and a handful of meal in the barrel, Elijah outlived the famine, and you will do the same. If God cares for you, why need you care too? Can you trust Him for your soul, and not for your body? He has never refused to bear your burdens, He has never fainted under their weight. Come, then, soul! Have done with fretful care, and leave all thy concerns in the hand of a gracious God.

- C.H.Spurgeon

***

What wonderful words. What wonderful promises! This entry (the first in a new series) most-definitely deserves some meditation...

There are commands of Love all spattered through this text. Do you see them?

Do not dishonour [the LORD] by always wearing a brow of care.

God has not passed us over in His Providence

There is One who cares for us

He will bind up our wounds and heal our broken hearts

He loves us in seasons of happiness as well as in seasons of trouble

What wonderful, wonderful promises we receive when we fix our eyes on our Heavenly Father! I, for one, know that I need to hear these words often in my life, as I am often too busy to stop and look around and see, with such wonderful, glorious clarity, that He has been here all along and has loved me (and is actively loving me now). 

Are you like me? Are you often doubting where the LORD is, how on earth He could still be here in this mess? May we look up today. May we dare to stretch out necks out through the miry pits of mud we've been swimming in, and see the Light, our Saviour, on the horizon. 

He has never refused to bear our burdens. It is us that have refused to cast them on Him. In His grace, He gladly takes them. In Faith, may we, today, gladly give our cares to Him and receive the grace that our souls so eagerly need.  

No comments:

Post a Comment