When Charles Spurgeon Prayed for Healing…

When Charles Spurgeon would pray for sick people in his congregation, he felt that [godly] tenderness.  He would often tear up, biographers would say, and say something like “God, I cannot bear to see my children suffer.  How can You bear to see Yours?  If I could help them, I would.  Won’t You show compassion here to Your child?”

Charles Spurgeon was no silly “name it and claim it” theologian.  He recognized that sometimes God says “no” to our prayers, because sometimes God has a better plan than physical healing at the moment.  But that did not keep him from sensing the tenderness of God for people as he prayed.  Spurgeon held up God’s goodness before God and released God’s power into a situation.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 170-171

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