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Trust in Christ Completely

Charles H. Spurgeon

Trust in Christ completely. Trust in Him to bear your sins. Trust in Christ to save you. Charles H. Spurgeon explains:

Let nothing content any one of us but actual spiritual contact with the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us never sleep or slumber until we have really looked to that great sacrifice which God has lifted up for the sins of men. Let us not think of Christ as another man’s Savior, but be passionately in earnest till we get him for our own.

A young man once said to me, “I want to know what I must do to be saved.” I reminded of that verse,

‘A guilty, weak, and helpless worm,
On Thy kind arms I fall.’

He said, “Sir, I cannot fall.” “Oh,” I said, “You do not understand me. I do not mean a fall which demands any strength in you; I mean a fall caused by the absence of all strength.” It is to tumble down into Christ’s arms because you cannot stand upright. Faint into the arms of Christ; that is faith. Just give up doing, give up depending upon anything that you are, or do, or ever hope to be, and depend upon the complete merits, and finished work, and precious blood of Jesus Christ. If you do this you are saved.

Anything of your own doing spoils it all. You must not have a jot or a tittle of your own; you must give up relying upon your prayers, your tears, your baptism, your repentance, and even your faith itself. Your reliance is to be on nothing but that which is in Jesus Christ. Those dear hands, those blessed feet, are ensigns of his love – look to them. That bleeding, martyred, murdered person is the grand display of the heart of the ever blessed God. Look to it. Look to the Savior’s pangs, griefs and groans. These are punishments for human sin. This is God’s wrath spending itself on Christ instead of spending itself on the believer. Believe in Jesus, and it is certain that he suffered this for you. Trust in him to save you, and you are saved. (Advice for Seekers)

9 Responses

  1. Until we see ourselves as helpless, we will not cast ourselves upon God’s mercy.


  2. so true, so true!! i am learning this the hard way as we all must if we really want it i suppose, God has taken away everything i trust in except himself, i think, if he took away my daughter i guess i would find out….do i still want to live would be the test, like abraham, so now i am saying, do whatever else you need to do to test my resolve for you…i was comforted to know in scripture that even our ability to endure comes from God, so i can lean on him for that as well, Christ, plus nothing equals everything, a good book that makes this point. i read Phil. 3 the other day and cried hard because when i read the words i knew what paul was talking about and shared his conviction and sentiments, what a gift is that and at the end Paul says, and this is how you stand firm in the Lord, amazing. so not only are we saved by grace through faith, spurgeon, and paul and jesus and isaiah and george macdonald and the rest of the bible is saying that is how we make it from one moment to the next, when Jesus says don’t worry about the morrow, he is saying not the next 24 hours but don’t worry about how you will get from one moment to the next, you have enough grace for this one and you will get it for the next, piper as well, living by faith in furture grace.


    • “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations …” ( Jeremiah 29:11-14 ESV)


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