Charles Spurgeon is one of the most famous Bible teachers of all time. He drew more than 6,000 people to his church every week! He dedicated his life to reaching his world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. However, his life was not without difficulties. Spurgeon had many harsh critics, and suffered from severe bouts of depression.
Spurgeon wrote, “In deep waters, in sickness, in poverty, in sorrow, in depression, through fire and through water we discover the mercy of God. Yes, he deserves to be trusted although we cannot see Him.” Spurgeon could find joy, and peace- even in troubled times- because hard times brought him to a deeper understanding of God.
David wrote in the Psalms, “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.” If you are struggling right now, cling to God. Remember His love, demonstrated on the cross. And remember there are things to be learned through your hardship- things you can share with others. Believe God’s promises, even when it’s hard, and He will use you in ways you cannot imagine.