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All Things Work Together For Good

We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God. --D. L. Moody

Afflictions make the heart more deep, more experimental, more knowing and profound, and so, more able to hold, to contain, and beat more. --John Bunyan

As in nature and in the arts, so in grace: it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster. The more the diamond is cut, the brighter it sparkles, and in what seems hard dealings God has no end in view but to perfect our graces. --Thomas Guthrie

By afflictions God is spoiling us of what otherwise might have spoiled us. When he makes the world too hot for us to hold, we let it go. --Sir John Powell

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows but only empties today of its strength.
--C. H. Spurgeon

Anxiety springs from the desire that things should happen as we wish rather than as God wills. --Anonymous

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father; who cares for you today, will take care of you tomorrow, and every day. Either he will shield you from suffering or he will give you unfailing strength to bear it. --Francis of Sales

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith; and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. --George Muller

Never look at what you have lost; look at what you have left. --Robert Harold Schuller

God does not comfort us to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters.
--John Henry Jowett

The coward seeks release from pressure. The courageous pray for strength.
--Francis J. Roberts

Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light. --Victor Raymond Edman

Every evening I turn my troubles over to God -- He's going to be up all night anyway.
--Donald J. Morgan; submitted by Jennifer S.

Afflictions make the heart more deep, more experimental, more knowing and profound, and so, more able to hold, to contain, and beat more. --John Bunyan (1628-1688)

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction. --C. H. Spurgeon

There is no situation so chaotic that God cannot from that situation create something that is surpassingly good. He did it at the creation. He did it at the cross. He is doing it today. --Bishop Handley Moule (1841-1920)

If I ask to be delivered from trial rather than for deliverance out of it, to the praise of His glory; if I forget that the way of the Cross leads to the Cross and not to a bank of flowers; if I regulate my life on these lines, or even unconsciously my thinking, so that I am surprised when the way is rough and think it strange, "Think it not strange, Count it all joy," then I know nothing of Calvary love. --Amy Carmichael (1867-1951)

Jesus hath many lovers of His heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He hath many desirous of consolation, but few of tribulation. Many love Jesus so long as no adversities befall them. --Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)

It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things. --Samuel Johnson

No matter what God gives you to do today, remember, He's preparing you for tomorrow. No matter how tough this day is for you to deal with, it's a part of God's training plan. It carries within it a precious lesson He wants you to learn about Him, about His power, about His love for you, about His gentle, yet powerful, hand on your life. Even in the worst of circumstances, savor them. Seek God's hand in them.Look at what He's doing with you and for you today. And know that He is preparing you to serve Him better tomorrow. --Bonnie Ricks

Precious things are often broken
And there’s little we can do
But think of those eternal treasures
God is keeping now for you!
—Author Unknown; submitted by Amanda O.

When the darkness of dismay comes, endure until it is over, because out of it will come that following of Jesus which is an unspeakable joy. --Oswald Chambers

The storm was raging. The sea was beating against the rocks in huge, dashing waves. The lightning was flashing, the thunder was roaring, the wind was blowing; but the little bird was sound asleep in the crevice of the rock, its head tucked serenely under its wing. That is peace: to be able to sleep in the storm!In Christ we are relaxed and at peace in the midst of the confusions, bewilderments and perplexities of this life. The storm rages, but our hearts are at rest.We have found peace -- at last! --Billy Graham

If your every human plan and calculation has miscarried, if, one by one, human props have been knocked out, and doors have shut in your face, take heart. God is trying to get a message through to you, and the message is: "Stop depending on inadequate human resources. Let me handle the matter." --Catherine Marshall (1914-1983)

No sorrow touches man untilhas been filtered through the heart of God. --Joseph Blinco

The highest pinnacle of the spiritual life is not joy in unbroken sunshine, but absolute and undoubting trust in the love of God. --A. W. Thorold

It is not the will of God to give us more troubles than will bring us to live by faith in him.
--William Romaine

God does not offer us a way out of the testings of life.He offers us a way through, and that makes all the difference. --W. T. Purkiser

You must learn to make your evils your great good and to spin comforts, peace, joy, communion with Christ, out of your troubles. They are Christ's wooers, sent to speak on your behalf to himself. --Samuel Rutherford

If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the friend of Christ? --Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)

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