In this sermon, Rev. C.H. Spurgeon explores the theme of desiring God in the midst of spiritual darkness. He emphasizes that even in times of doubt and struggle, Christians can find comfort in their constant desire for God. This study guide will help you reflect on the sermon and apply its message to your own life.

Discussion Questions

  1. Have you ever experienced a season of spiritual darkness? How did it affect your relationship with God?
  2. Spurgeon mentions that even the most irreligious person can feel drawn to God in the stillness of the night. Have you ever had a similar experience? How did it impact your perspective on God?
  3. Spurgeon talks about the importance of constancy in our desires for God. How can we cultivate a consistent desire for God in our lives?
  4. The sermon highlights the efficacy of our desires in leading us to seek after God and make practical changes in our lives. How have your desires for God influenced your actions and choices?
  5. Spurgeon encourages Christians to desire God urgently, without postponing their pursuit of Him. How can we cultivate a sense of urgency in our desire for God?
  6. The sermon suggests that God may delay granting our desires in order to teach us important lessons or to display the riches of His grace. How can we trust God’s timing and purposes in our own lives?
  7. Spurgeon assures his listeners that God will ultimately grant their desires for salvation. How does this assurance impact your own faith and hope in God’s promises?


Dear God, we come before you with our desires and longings, knowing that you are the only one who can satisfy the deepest longings of our souls. We confess that we often struggle with doubt and darkness, but we desire to seek after you with constancy and urgency. Help us to trust in your timing and purposes, knowing that you are always working for our good. Grant us the assurance of your salvation and the strength to persevere in our faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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