Abounding Grace

 

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency, in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”

~2 Corinthians 9:8 (ESV)

Susannah Spurgeon was married to Reverend Charles Spurgeon for thirty-six years. During her lifetime she wrote several devotional books including A Cluster of Camphire: Words of Cheer and Comfort for Sick and Sorrowful Souls. Hopefully, you’ll find much encouragement from these thoughts taken from her chapter titled Grace Abounding.

“‘He is able!’ Say it over and over again to yourself until till you learn its blessed music; it will encourage your souls against every sort of despair.

You are very sinful; yes, but, ‘He is able to save to the uttermost.’

You are weakest of the weak. True, but, ‘He is able to keep you from falling.’

You are subject to fierce temptations, but, ‘He is able to succour [help] them that are tempted.’

You tremble lest you should not endure to the end; ah but, ‘He is able to present you faultless before the presence of His glory, with exceeding joy.’

Is not this enough? Listen, dear soul, the Master Himself says to thee, ‘Believe ye that I am able to do this?’ See to it that thy heart answers, ‘Yea, Lord,’ and then His sweet response will be, ‘According to your faith, be it unto you.'”

~Susannah Spurgeon, 1832-1901

Praise God that He is not only able to make is grace abound toward us, but that He delights to make His grace abound to sinners like us!