A great adversity will, to the Believer, bring with it great Grace.
Whenever the Lord sets His servants to do extraordinary work He always gives them extraordinary strength.
Or if He puts them to unusual suffering He will give them unusual patience.
In proportion to your tribulations shall be your consolations! If you have shallow sorrows, you shall receive but
shallow Graces. But if you have deep afflictions, you shall obtain the deeper proofs of the faithfulness of God!
But don’t forget that there is another deep, whose remembrance will remove from you the bitterness of your present
sorrow—there is love in Heaven towards you which will never grow cold—immortal and unchanging love!
And besides, there is a royal oath which never can be broken, a Covenant ratified with blood that never can be dishonored! You must
be helped through—you cannot be left.
God might sooner cease to be than cease to be faithful!
You must be borne up amid the billows and safely landed. Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart this day!
From Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit
DEEP CALLS UNTO DEEP
DELIVERED ON LORD’S-DAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1869,
BY C. H. SPURGEON,
AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON.
“Deep calls unto deep.”