Tag: Affliction

Jerry Bridges Quote – 5 Faces of Christian Pain

God never allows pain without a purpose in the lives of His children. He never allows Satan, nor circumstances, nor any ill-intending person to afflict us unless He uses that affliction for our good. God never wastes pain. He always causes it to work together for our ultimate good, the good of conforming us more to the likeness of His Son (see Romans 8:28-29).”

– Jerry Bridges
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Robert Murray McCheyne Quote – 7 Ways That Illness Can Bring You Closer To God

“Affliction brings out graces that cannot be seen in a time of health. It is the treading of the grapes that brings out the sweet juices of the vine; so it is affliction that draws forth submission, weans us from the world, and complete rest in God. Use afflictions while you have them.”

– Robert Murray McCheyne
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Tim Keller Quote – Christ Walked in Our Shoes

Christ literally walked in our shoes and entered into our affliction. Those who will not help others until they are destitute reveal that Christ’s love has not yet turned them into the sympathetic persons the gospel should make them.”

– Tim Keller

James H. Aughey Quote – Mercy of God

“As every mercy is a drop obtained from the ocean of God’s goodness, so every affliction is a drachm weighed out in the wisdom of God’s providence.”

– James H. Aughey


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