Spurgeon says that Peter gave me permission:
In a moment, 1 Peter 1:6 flashed on my mind with its real meaning. “Though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials.” You have been made to weep, and you cannot bear your pain. You are brought to the very dust of death, and wish that you might die. Your faith seems as if it would fail you.
This is what the text declares: at times the Christian should endure suffering without a gallant and a joyous heart. Sometimes your spirit should sink. Sometimes you should become as a little child struck by the hand of God.
Beside Still Waters via the Faithlife Study Bible Android app.
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