If you can only groan or sob or sigh
“If you can cry out to Jesus, he will joyfully hear you. If you will give him no rest, he will give you all the rest you need. The Lord finds music in his children’s cries. ‘Oh,’ you say, ‘I would cry, but mine is such a discordant and foolish cry.’ You are the very one to cry, for your sorrow will put an emphasis into your voice. Of all the cries your children utter, that comes closest home to you which arises out of their pain and deep distress. A dying moan from a little one will pierce a mother’s heart. See, she presses the babe to her bosom! She cries, ‘My dear dying child!’ and weeps over it. You too shall be pressed to the bosom of everlasting love, if you can only groan or sob or cry.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit (London, 1879), XXIV:442-443.
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