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“Be Of Good Cheer” !!!!!!

31 May
“Be Of Good Cheer” !!!!!!

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My Lord’s words are true as to the tribulation. I have my share of it beyond all doubt. The flail is not hung up out of the way, nor can I hope that it will be laid aside so long as I lie upon the threshing floor, How can I look to be at home in the enemy’s country, joyful while in exile, or comfortable in a wilderness? This is not my rest. This is the place of the furnace, and the forge, and the hammer. My experience tallies with my Lord’s words.

I note how He bids me “be of good cheer.” Alas! I am far too apt to be downcast. My spirit soon sinks when I am sorely tried. But I must not give way to this feeling. When my Lord bids me cheer up I must not dare to be cast down.

What is the argument which He uses to encourage me? Why, it is His own victory. He says, “I have overcome the world.” His battle was much more severe than mine. I have not yet resisted unto blood. Why do I despair of overcoming? See, my soul, the enemy has been once overcome. I fight with a beaten foe. O world, Jesus has already vanquished thee; and in me, by His grace, He will overcome thee again. Therefore am I of good cheer and sing unto my conquering Lord.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 

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5 responses to ““Be Of Good Cheer” !!!!!!

  1. beenough

    May 31, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Reblogged this on "Be" ENOUGH and commented:
    Be of Good Cheer (Thanks for the reminder Levi)

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  2. SLIMJIM

    June 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Such an encouragement!

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  3. Anna Waldherr

    October 16, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I, too, am “apt to be downcast”. Spurgeon though is always a tonic for the spirit. 🙂

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 16, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Spurgeon is medicine that taste good and is good for us!!!! Have a nice Fall day in Pa. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

       

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