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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Christ: Our Only Rest
My heart can have no rest, unless it leans on Jesus Christ wholly, and then it feels his peace. But I am apt to leave my resting-place, and when I ramble from it, my heart will quickly brew up mischief. Some evil temper now begins to boil, or some care would fain perplex me, or some idol wants to please me, or some deadness or some lightness creeps upon my spirit, and communion with my Saviour is withdrawn. When these thorns stick in my flesh, I do not try, as heretofore, to pick them out with my own needle, but carry all complaints to Jesus, casting every care upon him. His office is to save, and mine to look for help.John Berridge.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Christ: Our Only Rest'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/c/christ-our-only-rest.html. 1870.
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