Posts Tagged ‘trials’

Pressed but Not Crushed

May 27, 2020

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned; 
struck down, but not destroyed.
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, 
so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”

– 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

Gold

March 5, 2019

“When he is at work in the north, I do not see him;
when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.

But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”

– Job 23:9-10

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)

Joy in Trials

January 3, 2011

“Why does God allow some of His deeply loved sons and daughters to go through trials of body and spirit? Because, if they receive that suffering with faith and joy, that supernatural chemical reaction will supercharge the message of His Son’s love and the suffering one will have the privilege of a life impact that will keep echoing and echoing beyond their years.”

– Joni Eareckson Tada, A Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing the Way God Heals You, 2009

Songs in the Night

September 7, 2009

“The strength of a ship is only fully demonstrated when it faces a hurricane, and the power of the gospel can only be fully exhibited when a Christian is subjected to some fiery trial. We must understand that for God to give ‘songs in the night,’ He must first make it night.”

– Nathaniel William Taylor, Streams in the Desert