Saturday, February 6, 2010

And I Know He Watches Me

“I notice that people who have nothing to do but to sit down and stare into the black hole of their own nature, are generally very sad, and not often very virtuous; but they who, knowing how dark and sinful their nature is, trust Jesus for salvation, and then spend their lives in doing the will of the Lord, these are they who are both holy and happy.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

God did not call us to be depressed and melancholy.  We are called to be holy.  What is our chief end?  To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.  There is no room for self-pity or self-loathing.  Yet so many Christians today have a “woe is me” attitude.  We sit around and fret over our circumstances not being what we wish they were, or dwell on all the negatives instead of thanking the Lord for all of our blessings!  Sure we will have times of sadness, there is a time to weep and a time to mourn, but we are not to have a spirit of fear.  Psalm 121 says “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the LORD which made heaven and earth.”  We need to take our eyes off of ourselves and look up to the One who is ready to help us.  If He cares for the sparrows, how much more does He care for those who are His children!  He knows what our next step will be and He is there to catch us if we fall.  What a grand promise that is!  If only we would believe it and not sit in our ashes of despair and despondency!  He is our King, and through Him we CAN be victorious.  John 16:33 ~ “…but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” 


  1. I think I needed to hear this today. I love that verse in Psalms. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I totally agree. If we have no joy in our lives as Christians, then why would a lost sinner want to become a Christian? Our lives should show the joy of the Lord.