At the end of myself…at the feet of Jesus

Matthew 25: 40, And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

When Trials Come by Charles Spurgeon

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Our enemies would allot us a very dreary portion, but we are not left in their hands.  The Lord will cause us to stand in our lot, and our place is appointed by His infinite wisdom.  A wiser mind than our own arranges our destiny.  The ordaining of all things is with God, and we are glad to have it so; we choose that God should choose for us.  If we might have our own way we would wish to let all things go in God’s way.

Being conscious of our own folly, we would not desire to rule our own destinies.  We feel safer and more at ease when the Lord steers our vessel than we could possibly be if we could direct it according to our own judgment.  Joyfully we leave the painful present and the unknown future with our Father, our Saviour, our Comforter.

O my soul, this day lay down thy wishes at Jesus’ feet!  If thou hast of late been somewhat wayward and willful, eager to be and to do after thine own mind, now dismiss thy foolish self and place the reins in the Lord’s hands.  Say, ‘He shall choose.’  If others dispute the sovereignty of the Lord, and glory in the free will of man, do thou answer them, ‘He shall choose for me.’ It is my freest choice to let Him choose.  As a free agent, I elect that He should have absolute sway.




One thought on “When Trials Come by Charles Spurgeon

  1. Hi,
    I just saw your link to Patsy Rae Dawson LLC as a recommended web site on Domestic Violence Among Christians. That page is going away and the material is now at I appreciate your efforts to alert women on how they can protect themselves against domestic violence. I have started a newsletter to deal with the bad and the ugly in marriages called Embarrass the Alligator. You can read about it at my new Web site.
    Patsy Rae Dawson

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