Broken and Smoking !!!!!!

08 Sep
Broken and Smoking !!!!!!

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench. (Isaiah 42:3)

Then I may reckon upon tender treatment from my Lord. Indeed, I feel myself to be at best as weak, as pliant, as worthless as a reed. Someone said, “I don’t care a rush for you”; and the speech, though unkind, was not untrue. Alas! I am worse than a reed when it grows by the river, for that at least can hold up its head. I am bruised—sorely, sadly bruised. There is no music in me now; there is a rift which lets out all the melody. Ah, me! Yet Jesus will not break me; and if He will not, then I mind little what others try to do. O sweet and compassionate Lord, I nestle down beneath Thy protection and forget my bruises!

Truly I am also fit to be likened to “the smoking flax,” whose light is gone, and only its smoke remains. I fear I am rather a nuisance than a benefit. My fears tell me that the devil has blown out my light and left me an obnoxious smoke, and that my Lord will soon put an extinguisher upon one. Yet I perceive that though there were snuffers under the law, there were no extinguishers, and Jesus will not quench me; therefore, I am hopeful. Lord, kindle me anew and cause me to shine forth to Thy glory and to the extolling of Thy tenderness.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook



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4 responses to “Broken and Smoking !!!!!!

  1. Skye

    September 8, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Dear Mr. Spurgeon always seems to speak to exactly where I am. Thank you, Dear Levi, for giving the gift of his words about our wonderful Lord.


    • Levi Thetford

      September 8, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Maybe The Lord has me putting them on there just for you! I love Mr. Spurgeon too, as you know. It’s my pleasure to put them on. Have a great day!!!


      • Skye

        September 8, 2014 at 9:25 am

        Yes! That is what I will tell myself. 😀 Have a wonderful day, Dear Friend.


        • Levi Thetford

          September 8, 2014 at 9:32 am

          You are Special, Skye! You know it’s not because of ourselves but the One that lives within us. Our joy comes from Him. Don’t despair. Smile my dear girl!😀



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