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August 28, 2006

Spurgeon: The Valley of the Shadow

I know that wise brethren say, "You should not give way to feelings of depression." Quite right, no more we should. But we do; and perchance when your brain is as weary as ours you will not bear yoursleves more bravely than we do. "But desponding people are very much to be blamed." I know they are, but they are also very much to be pitied; and, perhaps, if those who blame quite so furiously could once know what depression is, they would think it cruel to scatter blame where comfort is needed. There are experiences of the children of God which are full of spiritual darkness; and I am almost persuaded that those of Godís servants who have been most highly favoured have, nevertheless, suffered more times of darkness than others.

Charles Spurgeon, in a sermon on the text "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me."

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Spurgeon is my fav. I agree with him, that Christians will have more mental torment than the unbeliever. Our hearts long for God but our minds long for the world.

Posted by: Eric at August 29, 2006 02:42 PM

let no one judge another's sorrow, God, alone understands, comforts and ultimately heals....in His time and way...most often joy arrives in direct proportion to suffering.

Posted by: mo at August 29, 2006 11:32 PM

Thank you for that, Tulip. Balm to this (sometimes) weary soul.

Posted by: SandKsmama at September 1, 2006 12:56 AM

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