Charles Spurgeon “Black Dog” Depression Quote

This depression comes over me whenever the Lord is preparing a larger blessing for my ministry; the cloud is black before it breaks, and overshadows before it yields its downpour of mercy.

Depression has now become to me as a prophet in rough clothing, a John the Baptist, heralding the nearer coming of my Lord’s richer benison. (Benediction)

So have far better men found it. The cleansing of the vessel has fitted it for the Master’s use.

crown75x75  Immersion in suffering has preceded the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
crown75x75  Fasting gives an appetite for the banquet.
crown75x75  The Lord is revealed in the backside of the desert, while his servant keepeth the sheep
and waits in solitary awe.
crown75x75  The wilderness is the way to Canaan.
crown75x75  The low valley leads to the towering mountain.
crown75x75  Defeat prepares for victory.
crown75x75  The raven is sent forth before the dove.
crown75x75  The darkest hour of the night proceeds the day – dawn.
crown75x75  The mariners go down to the depths, but the next wave makes them mount to the heaven.
crown75x75  Their soul is melted because of the trouble before he bringeth them to their desired haven.

No man to my knowledge continues to be such an encouragement to so many as C.H. Spurgeon much more than a century after his home going.

The Lord has dealt with me so many times by this means. The road to Jerusalem always goes through Ziklag. Encourage yourself in the Lord!

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