Charles Spurgeon is one of the greatest preachers to have graced the pulpits of churches, in any age and in any country. Not surprising then that he’s associated with a series of inspiring quotes.

Here are 17 of our favourites:

“When your will is God’s will, you will have your will.”

“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.”

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.”

“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”

“If you can’t see His way past the tears, trust His heart.”

“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.”

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness”

“If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.”

“Have your heart right with Christ, and he will visit you often, and so turn weekdays into Sundays, meals into sacraments, homes into temples, and earth into heaven.”

“The Lord’s mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.”

“Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement.”

“That very church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors.”

“You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it.”

“A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.”

“The Lord gets His best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.”

“A Jesus who never wept could never wipe away my tears.”

“A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

 

Which are your favourite Charles Spurgeon inspiring quotes?

Mark Williamson works as a director of One Rock. He’s an experienced leadership trainer, author of biographies on John Wesley and William Wilberforce, and is also passionate about praying for London. He enjoys good films, good food, and going for long walks with his wife Joanna. You can follow him on Twitter @markonerock.