There are certain moments that we all face in life where we come to a crossroads. Do I get the steak or fish? Should we watch a comedy or drama? Sometimes the question is more complicated. Should we move here to there? The Christian life is full of these choices. We face them daily as we try to live lives that are pleasing to God. Getting saved is not the end. It is the beginning of a journey we call sanctification. Throughout that process, we face an almost daily choice, will we endure through the hardship or will we indulge in temptation?
Charles Spurgeon is one of my heroes in the faith. The man walked with God just like famed characters of Scripture. But one reason I love Spurgeon is his honesty in his struggles with his faith and doubts. In particular, when it comes to suffering. See, Charles was no stranger to hurt. He knew tragedy intimately and despair engulfed him regularly. Once, when he was schedule to preach at the opening of a major music hall in London, such tragedy occurred.