For those suffering right now

I decided to post this over the top of last night’s post, The Apostate Church, because I felt led to do so by the Spirit. There are many believers suffering through tribulations right now and it may seem that there is no end in sight. Please read the following devotional from Charles Spurgeon’s Faith Checkbook. It was exactly what I needed to hear today. :-) Also, I received the following quote this morning from my friend Mark Kettler and I think it fits very well here.

If you have been reduced to God being your only hope, You are in a good place. – Jim Laffoon

In Christ

Mike Ratliff

Faith’s Checkbook by C.H. Spurgeon for Wednesday December 13, 2006

Evening Brightens into Day

It shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. (Zechariah 14:7)

It is a surprise that it should be so; for all things threaten that at evening time it shall be dark. God is wont to work in a way so much above our fears and beyond our hopes that we are greatly amazed and are led to praise His sovereign grace. No, it shall not be with us as our hearts are prophesying: the dark will not deepen into midnight, but it will on a sudden brighten into day. Never let us despair. In the worst times let us trust in the Lord who turneth the darkness of the shadow of death into the morning. When the tale of bricks is doubled Moses appears, and when tribulation abounds it is nearest its end.

This promise should assist our patience. The light may not fully come till our hopes are quite spent by waiting all day to no purpose. To the wicked the sun goes down while it is yet day: to the righteous the sun rises when it is almost night. May we not with patience wait for that heavenly light, which may be long in coming but is sure to prove itself well worth waiting for?

Come, my soul, take up thy parable and sing unto Him who will bless thee in life and in death, in a manner surpassing all that nature has ever seen when at its best.

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  1. Hello Mike,

    His light truly has come, as we focus on His aurora of Him, that is His northern lights and southern lights coming together in the midst of the night. Even though we enter into His death and yet come to another season that dies, in Christ, we are raised in a new season in the early morn, and it comes He is risen, He is risen. So to has His light risen in His people’s eyes rising out of His depths. When the veil is taken away, and we see in the light of Him the truth of what has been causing us pain, no longer bears a stronghold in our lives, no longer has any hold over us. we then enter into the beauty of His victory and we rejoice as they rejoiced all that long ago….He is risen, He is risen…
    the daystar has risen in our lives, illuminates and radiates and brings light into where the darkness has been. He is the light of our life and world. In Him we can do all things in Christ, who strengthens us. Where we once thought we can not go on, and have been hanging on by our finger tips, we let go, and we then enter into His rest…in the light of His new day, we indeed learn we can go on, we can move through and we can enter into His overcoming victory, His light that shines in the darkness…the beauty of His Glory.

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