Christian Quotes on Affliction

We may not all of us have the means to graduate from Harvard, Yale, or Oxford; but there is a college from which all of us graduate – the college of hard knocks.  Misfortune, fatigue, exposure, and disaster are the professors; kicks, cuffs, and blows are the curriculum.  The day we leave this world is our graduation.  Some sit down and cry; some turn their faces to the wall and pout. Others stand up and conquer.  –T. DeWitt Talmage

In times of affliction we commonly meet with the sweetest experience of the love of God.  – Bunyan

“I never knew all there was in the Bible until I spent those years in jail.  I was constantly finding new treasures.” – John Bunyan

“So when we see the ever blessed God, our heavenly Father, send infirmities and crosses to rescue those He loves from sin’s dominion, we safely conclude that He thinks affliction is a far less evil than the guilt of sin.  He is too wise and too indulgent a physician to cure with such a remedy as would be worse than the disease.” – John Bunyan

Afflictions ripen the saint’s graces. – Thomas Brooks

God measures out affliction to our need. – Chrysostom

Suffering is no argument of God’s displeasure but a part of the fiber of our lives.  – Fanny Crosby

I don’t believe I would have ever written all of those hymns had I been able to see.  – Fanny Crosby

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

We should be more anxious that our afflictions should benefit us than that they should be speedily removed from us. – Robert Hall

It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wished.  – Vance Havner

“I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I found myself, my work and my God.” – Helen Keller

Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions – Matthew Henry

The corn of God’s floor must expect to be threshed by afflictions and persecutions.  – Matthew Henry

The great blows of God are designed to make a man stand up. – John Hercus

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.  – C.S. Lewis

“The bitterest cup with Christ is better than the sweetest cup without him.” – Ian MacPherson

“We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.” – Dwight L. Moody

No affliction would trouble a child of God if he knew God’s reasons for sending it.  – G. Campbell Morgan

It was well worth standing a while in the fire, for such an opportunity of experiencing and exhibiting the power and faithfulness of God’s promises. – John Newton

O, God help us to see Him who is Invisible and that this present suffering is just for a moment.  – J. Frank Norris

One breath of paradise will extinguish all the adverse winds of earth.  – A. W. Pink

Troubles will make our hearts tender and help us to appreciate the needs of others.  – Lee Roberson

As sure as ever God puts his children in the furnace, he will be in the furnace with them.  – Charles H. Spurgeon

And many a night do we have – nights of sorrow, nights of persecution, nights of doubt, nights of bewilderment, nights of anxiety, nights of oppression, nights of ignorance – nights of all kinds, which press upon our spirits and terrify our souls, But, blessed be God, the Christian man can say, “My God giveth me songs in the night.”   – Charles Spurgeon

An infallible remedy for misery is the cross.  – Charles Spurgeon

“The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

We have no cause to murmur; we can lift up our hands, and say, Night! Thou are dark, but thou mightst have been darker.  I am poor, but if I could not have been poorer, I might have been sick.  I am poor and sick – well, I have some friend left.  My lot cannot be so bad, but it might have been worse.  And therefore, Christian you will always have one thing to sing about – Lord, I thank thee, it is not all darkness!  – Charles Spurgeon

There are more important things in life than walking.  Joni Tada

He that escapes affliction may well suspect his adoption.  – John Trapp

Affliction may be lasting, but it is not everlasting.  – Thomas Watson

God doesn’t save people from punishment or pain.  He saves them by giving them the strength and the spirit to bear it.  – Leonard Wilson

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