Words of Encouragement

"Accident? Accident? There is no accident to a Christian; this is an incident [reference to being thrown through a windshield]...
I have been through every translation in the English Bible and cannot find anywhere that a Christian can experience an accident."
[Dr. R. B. Bingham]

"Out of a 1000 things that can come into a Christian's life, it is not 999 of them that work together for good, but 999 plus one!"
[George Muller]

"A thankful disposition will always find some cause for cheer, and a gloomy one will find a cloud in the brightest sky and a fly in the sweetest ointment.
Let us cultivate a spirit of cheerfulness, and we shall find so much in God and in our lives to encourage us that we shall have no room for doubt or fear."
[A. B. Simpson]

"It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit because there is no winter there."
[John Bunyan]

"I compare the troubles which we have to undergo in the course of the year to a great bundle of sticks, far too large for us to lift.
But God does not require us to carry the whole at once. He mercifully unties the bundle, and give us first one stick,
which we are to carry today, and then another, which we are to carry tomorrow, and so on.
This we might easily manage, if we would only take the burden appointed for each day;
but we choose to increase our troubles by carrying yesterday's stick over again today,
and adding tomorrow's burden to the load, before we are required to bear it."
[John Newton]

“There is no character without suffering…there is no such thing as a saint who has not suffered.”
[Paul E. Billheimer]

"A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity." [
Proverbs 17:17]

"We ought as much to pray for a blessing upon our daily rod as upon or daily bread."
[John Owen]

"The greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted."

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"Great trials seem to be necessary preparation for great duties."

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.
For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
[Apostle Paul - 2 Corinthians 4:17, 18]

"When God wants to make a man, he puts him into some
[Lettie Cowman]

"When life becomes all snarled up, offer it to our Lord and let Him untie the knots."
[Book of Days for Christians]

"Outward losses drive good people to their prayers but bad people to their curses."

"...Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning."
[Psalm 30:5b]

"Although suffering is negative, it is part of life - especially the growth part of life.
No one grows to maturity who does not understand suffering...We have much work to do before we celebrate the final victory."
[Henry Cloud & John Townsend]



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