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 Quotes on suffering and hardships

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"The full acting out of the self's surrender to God therefore demands pain: this action, to be perfect, must be done from the pure will to obey, in the absence, or in the teeth, of inclination".

2.
"Against the persecution of a tyrant the godly have no remedy but prayer."
Author: Calvin, John

3.
"The whole way from Syria to Rome, chained as I am to half a score of soldiers, who only grow more insolent the more bribes they are given. I look forward to the real lions that have been prepared for me. Oh I pray, as I will find them swift. I am going to make overtures to them, so that they may devour me with all speed."
Author: Ignatius, of, Antioch, St.

4.
Can we follow the Savior far, who have no wound or scar?
Author: Carmichael, Amy

5.
"If the devil were wise enough and would stand by in silence and let the Gospel be preached, he would suffer less harm. For when there is no battle for the Gospel it rusts and it finds no cause and no occasion to show its vigor and power. Therefore, nothing better can befall the Gospel than that the world should fight it with force and cunning."
Author: Luther, Martin

6.
"A Christian is someone who shares the sufferings of God in the world."
Author: Bonhoeffer, Dietrich

7.
"God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain."
Author: Lewis, C.S.

8.
"It is the crushed grape that yields the wine."
Author: Unknown, Author

9.
"We are always in the forge, or on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things."
Author: Ward, Beecher, Henry

10.
"Whomever the Lord has adopted and deemed worthy of His fellowship ought to prepare themselves for a hard, toilsome, and unquiet life, crammed with very many and various kinds of evil."
Author: Calvin, John

11.
"God would not rub so hard if it were not to fetch out the dirt that is ingrained in our natures. God loves purity so well He had rather see a hole than a spot in His child's garments."
Author: Gurnall, William

12.
"Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with."
Author: Leighton, Robert

13.
"They gave our Master a crown of thorns. Why do we hope for a crown of roses?"
Author: Luther, Martin

14.
"Grace grows best in winter."
Author: Rutherford, Samuel

15.
"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."
Author: Unknown, Author

16.
"Bless you, prison, for having been in my life."
Author: Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

17.
"At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found."
Author: Taylor, Hudson

18.
"We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come."
Author: Tozer, A.W.

19.
"The godly have some good in them, therefore the devil afflicts them; and some evil in them, therefore God afflicts them."
Author: Watson, Thomas

20.
"The person who bears and suffers evils with meekness and silence, is the sum of a Christian man."
Author: Wesley, John

21.
"Christian, remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity."
Author: Spurgeon, Charles

22.
"Jesus promised the disciples three things---that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy and in constant trouble."
Author: Chesterton, G.K.

23.
"Paul was Nero's prisoner, but Nero was much more God's."
Author: Gurnall, William

24.
"No character is ultimately tested until it has suffered."
Author: Emerson, Fosdick, Harry

25.
"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown."
Author: Penn, William

26.
"Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us."
Author: Kingsley, Charles

27.
"Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills."
Author: Edwards, Jonathan

28.
"We darken the cages of birds when we wish to teach them to sing."
Author: Paul, Friedrich, Richter, Jean


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 Re: Quotes on suffering and hardships

"Consider this, Christian; that all your trials
and troubles, calamities and miseries, crosses
and losses which you meet in this world are all
the hell you shall ever have!!"


THOMAS BROOKS


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