Spurgeon: December AM* 12/22/AM
"I will strengthen thee."
God has a strong reserve with which to discharge this
engagement; for He is able to do all things. Believer, till thou
canst drain dry the ocean of omnipotence, till thou canst break
into pieces the towering mountains of almighty strength, thou
never needest to fear. Think not that the strength of man shall
ever be able to overcome the power of God. Whilst the earth's
huge pillars stand, thou hast enough reason to abide firm in thy
faith. The same God who directs the earth in its orbit, who
feeds the burning furnace of the sun, and trims the lamps of
heaven, has promised to supply thee with daily strength. While
He is able to uphold the universe, dream not that He will prove
unable to fulfil His own promises. Remember what He did in the
days of old, in the former generations. Remember how He spake
and it was done; how He commanded, and it stood fast. Shall He
that created the world grow weary? He hangeth the world upon
nothing; shall He who doth this be unable to support His
children? Shall He be unfaithful to His word for want of power?
Who is it that restrains the tempest? Doth not He ride upon the
wings of the wind, and make the clouds His chariots, and hold
the ocean in the hollow of His hand? How can He fail thee? When
He has put such a faithful promise as this on record, wilt thou
for a moment indulge the thought that He has outpromised
Himself, and gone beyond His power to fulfil? Ah, no! Thou canst
doubt no longer.
O thou who art my God and my strength, I can believe that
this promise shall be fulfilled, for the boundless reservoir of
Thy grace can never be exhausted, and the overflowing storehouse
of Thy strength can never be emptied by Thy friends or rifled by
"Now let the feeble all be strong,
And make Jehovah's arm their song."