151 Quotes About Suffering

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Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.
- Sam Storms
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The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
- Thomas Merton
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Often, we endure trials seeking God's deliverance from them. Suffering is painful for us to endure or to see those we love endure. While our instinct is to flee trials, remember that even in the midst of suffering, God's will is being done.
- Paul Chappell
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God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
- Peter Marshall
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God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
- James H. Aughey
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Those times when you feel like quitting can be times of great opportunity, for God uses your troubles to help you grow.
- Warren Wiersbe
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Though poor in this world's goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord.
- A. W. Pink
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For the believer in Jesus, every trial of suffering is an opportunity to grow in the faith, to grow in our relationship with the Lord, and to see Him work in our lives in a uniquely personal way that demonstrates His compassion, His comfort, His tender mercies, His loving kindnesses, His grace, and His endless love. Only God knows what each of us needs to experience and learn in order to be "conformed to the image of his Son".
- T.A. McMahon
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You need not cry very loud; he is nearer to us than we think.
- Brother Lawrence
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No character is ultimately tested until it has suffered.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found.
- Hudson Taylor
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Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
- Augustine
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They gave our Master a crown of thorns. Why do we hope for a crown of roses?
- Martin Luther
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Snuggle in God's arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love.
- Kay Arthur
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Happy are they who are sick, yea, or lose their life, for having done a good work.
- John Wesley
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Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.
- C.S. Lewis
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One day after a long journey, I rested in front of a house. Suddenly a sparrow came towards me blown helplessly by a strong wind. From another direction, an eagle dived to catch the panicky sparrow. Threatened from different directions, the sparrow flew into my lap. By choice, it would not normally do that. However, the little bird was seeking for a refuge from a great danger. Likewise, the violent winds of suffering and trouble blow us into the Lord's protective hands.
- Sadhu Sundar Singh
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Whatever troubles are weighing you down are not chains. They are featherweight when compared to the glory yet to come. With a sweep of a prayer and the praise of a child's heart, God can strip away any cobweb.
- Joni Eareckson Tada
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When God wants to do an impossible task He takes an impossible man and crushes him.
- Alan Redpath
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We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others.
- Elisabeth Elliot
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This is God's universal purpose for all Christian suffering: more contentment in God and less satisfaction in the world.
- John Piper
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Consider the matter of suffering. Why does a God of love allow us to go through suffering? That's because suffering is a part of the syllabus in our spiritual education.
- Zac Poonen
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We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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The disappointment has come - not because God desires to hurt you or make you miserable or to demoralize you or ruin your life or keep you from ever knowing happiness. He wants you to be perfect and complete in every aspect, lacking nothing. It's not the easy times that make you more like Jesus, but the hard times.
- Kay Arthur
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Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
- Charles Spurgeon
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I have something which enables me to take it in the face of all the buffeting that comes my way, for I can always find resources that are adequate to take the knocks.
- Alan Redpath
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When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
- Peter Marshall
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You don't have to be alone in your hurt! Comfort is yours. Joy is an option. And it's all been made possible by your Savior. He went without comfort so you might have it. He postponed joy so you might share in it. He willingly chose isolation so you might never be alone in your hurt and sorrow.
- Joni Eareckson Tada
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To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose God's will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God's will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.
- Oswald Chambers
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There is no growth without change, no change without fear or loss and no loss without pain.
- Rick Warren
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Grace grows best in winter.
- Samuel Rutherford
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It is a coal from God's altar must kindle our fire; and without fire, true fire, no acceptable sacrifice.
- William Penn
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We are bid to take, not to make our cross.
- William Gurnall
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'Easy' [His yoke], but only to the loving.
- Assorted Authors
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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
- C.S. Lewis
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You cannot help distresses coming. They will come, and offenses will come, but woe unto those that cause offenses. See that you do not cause offense. See that you live in a higher tide. See that your tongue cannot move.
- Smith Wigglesworth
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Think of the ills from which you are exempt, and it will aid you to bear patiently those which now you may suffer.
- Richard Cecil
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Jesus promised the disciples three things - that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy and in constant trouble.
- G.K. Chesterton
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Little things console us because little things afflict us.
- Blaise Pascal
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I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
- Assorted Authors
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If we do anything to further the kingdom of God, we may expect to find what Christ found on that road - abuse, indifference, injustice, misunderstanding, trouble of some kind. Take it. Why not? To that you were called. In Latin America someone who feels sorry for himself is said to look like a donkey in a downpour. If we think of the glorious fact that we are on the same path with Jesus, we might see a rainbow.
- Elisabeth Elliot
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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.
- William Gurnall
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Great and small suffer the same mishaps.
- Blaise Pascal
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I have something which enables me to take it in the face of all the buffeting that comes my way, for I can always find resources that are adequate to take the knocks.
- Alan Redpath
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When God wants to do an impossible task He takes an impossible man and crushes him.
- Alan Redpath
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Power, no matter how well-intentioned, tends to cause suffering. Love, being vulnerable, absorbs it. In a point of convergence on a hill called Calvary, God renounced the one for the sake of the other.
- Philip Yancey
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Our sorrows are all, like ourselves, mortal. There are no immortal sorrows for immortal souls. They come, but blessed be God, they also go. Like birds of the air, they fly over our heads. But they cannot make their abode in our souls. We suffer today, but we shall rejoice tomorrow.
- Charles Spurgeon
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When you suffer and lose, that does not mean you are being disobedient to God. In fact, it might mean you're right in the centre of His will. The path of obedience is often marked by times of suffering and loss.
- Chuck Swindoll
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Suffering is the heritage of the bad, of the penitent, and of the Son of God. Each one ends in the cross. The bad thief is crucified, the penitent thief is crucified, and the Son of God is crucified. By these signs we know the widespread heritage of suffering.
- Oswald Chambers
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