Accepting His Help

3 May

I was SO blessed by Spurgeon’s evening devotional tonight so I thought I’d share it with you. I know some of you read Spurgeon regularly, but I’ll post this for those of you who don’t.

Covenant blessings are not meant to be looked at only, but to be appropriated. Even our Lord Jesus is given to us for our present use. Believer, thou dost not make use of Christ as thou oughtest to do. When thou art in trouble, why dost thou not tell Him all thy grief? Has He not a sympathizing heart, and can He not comfort and relieve thee? No, thou art going about to all thy friends, save thy best Friend, and telling thy tale everywhere except into the bosom of thy Lord. Art thou burdened with this day’s sins? Here is a fountain filled with blood: use it, saint, use it. Has a sense of guilt returned upon thee? The pardoning grace of Jesus may be proved again and again. Come to Him at once for cleansing. Dost thou deplore thy weakness? He is thy strength: why not lean upon Him? Dost thou feel naked? Come hither, soul; put on the robe of Jesus’ righteousness. Stand not looking at it, but wear it. Strip off thine own righteousness, and thine own fears too: put on the fair white linen, for it was meant to wear. Dost thou feel thyself sick? Pull the night-bell of prayer, and call up the Beloved Physician! He will give the cordial that will revive thee. Thou art poor, but then thou hast “a kinsman, a mighty man of wealth.” What! wilt thou not go to Him, and ask Him to give thee of His abundance, when He has given thee this promise, that thou shalt be joint heir with Him, and has made over all that He is and all that He has to be thine? There is nothing Christ dislikes more than for His people to make a show-thing of Him, and not to use Him. He loves to be employed by us. The more burdens we put on His shoulders, the more precious will He be to us.

 Did you get that? The more we cast our cares upon Jesus the sweeter our relationship with Him becomes!

Unlike other humans, who are just as sinful and desperate as we are, He never tires of hearing our petitions! In fact, He gets weary of waiting for His children to bring their burdens to Him after He’s asked them to over and over again!

How often we’ll hold all of our hurts and thoughts inside or share them with others instead of sharing them with our Sweet Savior who longs to listen! (I’m not saying believers can’t be a help to each other, but who better to help that Jesus!)

His ears are open unto our cries yet we’ll use every shoulder but His when we are down.

He is a “very present help,” (Psalm 46:1) but we must accept His help in order to benefit from it!

Day after day, we face life in our own strength, which is in reality, weakness, when we have  an abundant supply at our disposal.

He is constantly available to us! Doesn’t that just amaze you? I stand in awe at His desire to be personal.

Every need… He desires to meet. Every hurt… He hopes we’ll give Him the opportunity to heal. Every weakness… He seeks to turn to strength. Every pain…He purposes to use for His glory. Every problem… He extends His hand and offers His help.

It may seem strange to say that we are to make use of Christ, but that is indeed what He desires. He came to serve us, sacrifice for us, supply for us, and save us! He has made it His lifework to be used of His people.

 It’s up to me, so I think I’ll accept His help! I am in such desperate need of it!

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One Response to “Accepting His Help”

  1. Lynda Love Clark May 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    Sarah .. a beautiful lesson. I have found that I rely on Our Lord for not only the ‘big stuff’, but even the ‘small things’ that might seems trival to others. I just tell him I cannot do it, and let Him be the pilot!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the message.

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