Evening, November 9, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“He will dwell on the heights, his refuge will be the impregnable rock; his bread will be given him, his water will be sure. ” — Isaiah 33:16

Do you doubt, O Christian, do you doubt as to whether God will fulfill his promise? Shall the stronghold of rock be carried away by storm? Shall the storehouses of heaven fail? Do you think that your heavenly Father, though he knows that you have need of food and clothing, will yet forget you? When not even a sparrow falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge, and the very hairs of your head are all numbered, will you mistrust and doubt him? Perhaps your affliction will continue upon you until you dare to trust your God, and only then it shall end. There have been very many who have been tried and sorely exasperated until at last they have been driven in sheer desperation to make use of faith in God, and the moment of their faith has been the instant of their deliverance; they have seen whether God would keep his promise or not. Oh, I pray that you no longer doubt him! Stop indulging those harsh thoughts of God any more, which please Satan, and cause distress to yourself. Do not think it is a light matter to doubt Jehovah. Remember, it is a sin; and not a little sin either, but criminal in the highest degree. The angels never doubted him, nor the demons either; we alone, out of all the beings that God has fashioned, dishonor him by unbelief, and tarnish his honor by mistrust. Shame upon us for this! Our God does not deserve to be so dishonorably suspected. In our past life we have proved him to be true and faithful to his word, and with so many instances of his love and of his kindness as we have received, and are daily receiving at his hands, it is dishonorable and inexcusable that we entertain a doubt to take rest within our heart. May we from now forward wage constant war against doubts of our God—enemies to our peace and to his honor—and with an unwavering faith believe that what he has promised he will also perform. “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.”