Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Singing Amid the Tempest

"Our heart shall rejoice in Him."—Psalm 33:21.
BLESSED is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress;
although trouble may surround them, they still sing;
and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages.
The waves may roll over them,
but their souls soon rise to the surface and see the light of God's countenance;
they have a buoyancy about them which keeps their head always above the water,
and helps them to sing amid the tempest, "God is with me still."
To whom shall the glory be given?
Oh! to Jesus—it is all by Jesus.
Trouble does not necessarily bring consolation with it to the believer,
but the presence of the Son of God in the fiery furnace with him fills his heart with joy.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, "Morning, July 2," Morning and Evening (formatting mine)

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