Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

A Safe Place for Sad People

October 2, 2016

“May I be bold enough to say that a church that only knows how to pray for suffering to be removed and knows nothing of praying for it to be redeemed is not a safe church for sad people.”

Nancy Guthrie, 6 Ways to Make Your Church a Safe Place for Sad People, April 2011

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A Blessed Occasion

April 18, 2016

“Receive every inward and outward trouble, every disappointment, every darkness and desolation with both your hands, as a blessed occasion of dying to self, and entering into a fuller fellowship with your Savior. Look at no inward or outward trouble in any other way; reject every other thought about it; and then every kind of trial and distress will become the blessed day of your prosperity.”

– William Law (1686-1761)

Jewels

April 11, 2016

“Afflictions are often the dark settings God uses to mount the jewels of His children’s gifts, causing them to shine even brighter.”

– Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Crowded to Christ

March 9, 2013

“All this trouble has crowded me to Christ. It’s simply mud around the gold.”

– Margie Hamilton, Joni & Friends Radio Program, “Crowded to Christ”

Faith + Hope = Trust

January 31, 2013

“Faith arises from the personal experience of Jesus as Lord.  Hope is reliance on the promise of Jesus, accompanied by the expectation of fulfillment.  Trust is the winsome wedding of faith and hope.”

– Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God, 2002

A Christian’s Happiness

June 1, 2012

“Jesus Christ did not die so that you would not suffer. He died so that when you suffer, you would become like him.”

– Dr. Timothy Keller, A Christian’s Happiness, July 6, 1997

Pain Redeemed

October 13, 2011

“Pain redeemed impresses me more than pain removed.”

– Phillip Yancey, What Good Is God?: In Search of a Faith That Matters, 2010

Gift

June 7, 2011

“Health is a gift from God, but sickness is a gift greater still.”

– Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Grace

June 3, 2011

“Grace substitutes a full, childlike and delighted acceptance of our Need, a joy in total dependence. We become ‘jolly beggars.'”

– C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves, 1960

Bittersweet

May 30, 2011

“When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord’s choicest wines.”

– Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)