Grasp These Promises

Troubled and depressed Christian, come and glean this morning in the broad field of promise. Here are abundant and precious promises to meet your exact needs.

Take this one “A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoking flax He will not quench.” (Is. 42:3). Does this meet your need? Here is a reed that is weaker than weakness itself, yet He will not break it. Perhaps you are like the smoking flax, from which no light or warmth can come, still He will not quench you. He will blow with His sweet breath of mercy until He fans you into flame.

Would you glean another ear? “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). What soft words! Your heart is tender, and the Master knows it. He speaks gently to you. Will you obey and come to Him now?

Take another ear of corn. “‘I will help you,’ says the LORD and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel” (Is. 41:14). How can you be afraid when you have this wonderful assurance?

You may gather Ten thousand golden ears like these! “I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud your sin (Is.44:22). Or this, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Is.1:18). Or this, “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ and let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely” (Rev. 22:17).

Our Master’s field is full and rich. The precious promises lie in front of you. Gather them. Make them your own. Grasp these sweet promises. Thresh them by meditation. Feed on them with joy.

-Charles Spurgeon


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