Morning, April 28, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“Remember the word to Your servant, in which You have made me hope.” — Psalm 119:49

Whatever your special need may be, you may readily find some promise in the Bible suited to it. Are you faint and weak because your way is rough, and you are exhausted? Here is the promise: “He gives strength to the weary.” When you read such a promise, take it back to the great Promiser, and ask him to fulfil his own word. Are you seeking after Christ, and thirsting for closer communion with him? This promise shines like a star upon you: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Take that promise to the throne continually; do not request anything else, but go to God over and over again with this: “Lord, You have said it, do as You have said.” Are you distressed because of sin, and burdened with the heavy load of your iniquities? Listen to these words: “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.” You have no merit of your own to ask why he should pardon you, but appeal to his written declarations and he will perform them. Are you troubled for fear that you should not be able to hold on to the end, that after having thought yourself a child of God, you should prove a castaway? If that is your state, take this word of grace to the throne and appeal it: “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you.” If you have lost the sweet sense of the Savior’s presence, and are seeking him with a sorrowful heart, remember the promises: “Return to me, and I will return to you;” “For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will gather you.” Indulge your faith in God’s own word, and whatever your fears or needs, return to the Bank of Faith with your Father’s promissory note, saying, “Remember the word to Your servant, in which You have made me hope.”