by Spurgeon

The best way to get your faith strengthened
is to have communion with Christ.
If you commune with Christ you cannot be unbelieving.
When His left hand is under my head,
and His right hand embraces me, I cannot doubt.

When my Beloved sits at His table, and He brings me into
His banqueting-house, and His banner over me is Love,
then, indeed, I do believe. When I feast with Him,
my unbelief is abashed and hides its head.

Speak, you that have been led in the green pastures
and have been made to lie down by the still waters;
you who have seen His rod and His staff and hope to see
them even when you walk through the valley of the
shadow of death.

Speak, you that have sat at His feet with Mary or laid
your head upon His bosom with the well-beloved John--
Have you not found when you have been near to Christ
your faith has grown strong, and when you have been far
away from Him, your faith has become weak?

It is impossible to look Christ in the face and then doubt
Him. When you cannot see Him, then you doubt Him.
But you must believe when your Beloved speaks to you,
and says, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come
away." There is no hesitation then; you must arise from
the lowlands of your doubt up to the hills of assurance.