80 Quotes About Affliction

  • "The sorest afflictions never appear intolerable, but when we see them in the wrong light; when we see them in the hand of God, who dispenses them; when we know that it is our loving Father who abases and distresses us; our sufferings will lose their bitterness and become even a matter of consolation."

    - Brother Lawrence
    Topics: Affliction


  • "God has no pleasure in afflicting us, but He will not keep back even the most painful chastisement if He can but thereby guide His beloved child to come home and abide in the beloved Son."

    - Andrew Murray
    Topics: Affliction, Chastisement


  • "The more afflictions you have been under, the more assistance you have had for this life of holiness."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Affliction


  • "If the sun of God's countenance shine upon me, I may well be content to be wet with the rain of affliction."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Contentment, Affliction


  • "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
    Topics: Affliction


  • "A believer may pass through much affliction, and yet secure very little blessing from it all. Abiding in Christ is the secret of securing all that the Father meant the chastisement to bring us."

    - Andrew Murray
    Topics: Affliction, Chastisement


  • "A great many people wonder why it was that Christ did not come at once to Martha and Mary, whom He loved, whenever He heard of their affliction. It was to try them, and it is the same with His dealings toward us. If He seems not to come to us in our affliction, it is only to test us."

    - Dwight L. Moody
    Topics: Affliction


  • "Should pain and suffering, sorrow, and grief, rise up like clouds and overshadow for a time the Sun of Righteousness and hide Him from your view, do not be dismayed, for in the end this cloud of woe will descend in showers of blessing on your head, and the Sun of Righteousness rise upon you to set no more forever."

    - Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Affliction, Blessings


  • "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, weanedness from the world, and complete rest in God. Use afflictions while you have them."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Affliction, Health


  • "Your afflictions may only prove that you are more immediately under the Father's hand. There is no time that the patient is such an object of tender interest to the surgeon, as when he is bleeding beneath his knife. So you may be sure if you are suffering from the hand of a reconciled God, that His eye is all the more bent on you."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Affliction


  • "Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Grace, Affliction


  • "Even in the greatest afflictions, we ought to testify to God, that, in receiving them from his hand, we feel pleasure in the midst of the pain, from being afflicted by Him who loves us, and whom we love."

    - John Wesley
    Topics: Affliction


  • "The best helps to growth in grace are the ill usage, the affronts, and the losses which befall us. We should receive them with all thankfulness, as preferable to all others, were it only on this account, -- that our will has no part therein."

    - John Wesley
    Topics: Grace, Affliction


  • "God often lays the sum of His amazing providences in very dismal afflictions; as the limner first puts on the dusky colors, on which he intends to draw the portraiture of some illustrious beauty."

    - Stephen Charnock
    Topics: Affliction, Beauty, Providence


  • "The wisdom of God appears in afflictions. By these He separates the sin which He hates, from the son whom He loves. By these thorns He keeps him from breaking over into Satan's pleasant pastures, which would fatten him indeed, but only to the slaughter."

    - James H. Aughey
    Topics: Affliction



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