“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” —Jeremiah 33:3
Let us not think so hardly of the God of heaven. Let us recollect next, his vast character as well as his nature. I mean the character which he has won for himself by his past deeds of grace. Consider, my brethren, that one stupendous display of bounty —if I were to mention a thousand I could not give a better illustration of the character of God than that one deed —“He that spared not his own Son, but freely delivered him up for us all” —and it is not my inference only, but the inspired conclusion of an apostle —“how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” If the Lord did not refuse to listen to my voice when I was a guilty sinner and an enemy, how can he disregard my cry now, that I am justified and saved! How is it that he heard the voice of my misery when my heart knew it not, and would not seek relief, if after all he will not hear me now that I am his child, his friend? The streaming wounds of Jesus are the sure guarantees for answered prayer.
—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Delivered Sunday Morning, March 12, 1865
at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 11 Sermon No. 619
“The Golden Key of Prayer”