Many of you have asked for the Martin Lloyd-Jones quote from our sermon July 26 on Hebrews 4:14-16. It’s from his classic “Spiritual Depression” and refers to Psalm 42.
“The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself. You have to take yourself in hand, you have to address yourself, preach to yourself, question yourself…
You must turn on yourself, and say to yourself “Hope in God”… and then you must go on to remind yourself of God, who God is, and what God is and what God has done, and what God has pledged himself to do.
Then having done that, end on this great note: defy yourself, and defy other people, and defy the devil and the whole world, and say with this man, “I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance, who is the health of my countenance and my God.”-Martin Lloyd-Jones
Lloyd-Jones was a gifted preacher and was the pastor of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years.