80 Quotes About Affliction

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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
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Those who dive in the sea of affliction bring up rare pearls.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Afflictions are but conductors to immortal life and glory.
- James H. Aughey
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Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
- George Macdonald
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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
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Afflictions add to the saints' glory. The more the diamond is cut, the more it sparkles; the heavier the saints' cross is, the heavier will be their crown.
- Thomas Watson
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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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As sure as God puts His children in the furnace of affliction, He will be with them in it.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The task of the preacher is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
- Vance Havner
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What fools are we, then, to frown upon our afflictions! These, how crabbed so ever, are our best friends. They are not indeed for our pleasure, they are for our profit.
- Abraham Wright
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There are some things good but not pleasant, as sorrow and affliction. Sin is pleasant, but unprofitable; and sorrow is profitable, but unpleasant. As waters are purest when they are in motion, so saints are generally holiest when in affliction.
- William Secker
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Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride.
- Richard Sibbes
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It seems to me that doubt is worse than trial. I had sooner suffer any affliction than be left to question the gospel or my own interest in it.
- Charles Spurgeon
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If you do not understand what God's present claims over you are, you may depend upon it that as days of testing come on you will not be able to keep your footing.
- G.V. Wigram
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Not to be afflicted is a sign of weakness; for, therefore God imposeth no more on me, because he sees I can bear no more.
- Joseph Hall
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Oh, when we are journeying through the murky night and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow, it is something to find here and there a spray broken, or a leafy stem bent down with the tread of His foot and the brush of His hand as He passed; and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed, and thus to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength in the remembrance of Him as "in all points tempted like as we are," bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us.
- Alexander MacLaren
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Labor to grow better under all your afflictions, lest your afflictions grow worse, lest God mingle them with more darkness, bitterness and terror.
- John Owen
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Whoever be the instruments of any good to us, of whatever sort, we must look above them, and eye the hand and counsel of God in it, which is the first spring, and be duly thankful to God for it. And whatever evil of crosses or afflictions befalls us, we must look above the instruments of it to God.
- Thomas Boston
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Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
- Blaise Pascal
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Affliction doth not rise out of the dust or come to men by chance; but it is the Lord that sends it, and we should own and reverence His hand in it.
- Thomas Boston
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Affliction may be lasting, but it is not everlasting. Affliction was a sting, but withal a wing: sorrow shall soon fly away.
- Thomas Watson
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Sanctified afflictions are like so many artificers working on a pious man's crown to make it more bright and massive.
- Assorted Authors
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Providence is wonderfully intricate. Ah! You want always to see through Providence, do you not? You never will, I assure you. You have not eyes good enough. You want to see what good that affliction was to you; you must believe it. You want to see how it can bring good to the soul; you may be enabled in a little time; but you cannot see it now; you must believe it. Honor God by trusting Him.
- Charles Spurgeon
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God intermixeth mercy with affliction: he steeps his sword of justice in the oil of mercy; there was no night so dark, but Israel had a pillar of fire in it; there is no condition so dismal, but we may see a pillar of fire to give light. If the body be in pain, conscience is in peace, --there is mercy: affliction is for the prevention of sin, --there is mercy. In the ark there was a rod and a pot of manna, the emblem of a Christian's condition, mercy interlined with judgment.
- Thomas Watson
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Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us.
- A. W. Pink
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In times of affliction we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God.
- John Bunyan
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Why should I ever resist any delay or disappointment, any affliction or oppression or humiliation - when I know God will use it in my life to make me like Jesus and to prepare me for heaven?
- Kay Arthur
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Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have. Look rather at God's ending in afflicting, than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
- Assorted Authors
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The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
- Charles Spurgeon
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One of the greatest evidences of God's love to those that love him is, to send them afflictions, with grace to bear them.
- John Wesley
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Oh, it is sad for a poor Christian to stand at the door of the promise, in the dark night of affliction, afraid to draw the latch, whereas he should then come boldly for shelter as a child into his father's house.
- William Gurnall
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The agony of man's affliction is often necessary to put him into the right mood to face the fundamental things of life. The Psalmist says. Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I have kept Thy Word.
- Oswald Chambers
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Few are made better by prosperity, whom afflictions make worse.
- William Gurnall
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The winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory.
- Richard Sibbes
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Most of the grand truths of God have to be learned by trouble; they must be burned into us with the hot iron of affliction, otherwise we shall not truly receive them.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The highest honor that God can confer upon his children is the blood-red crown of martyrdom. The jewels of a Christian are his afflictions. The regalia of the kings that God has made, are their troubles, their sorrows, and their griefs. Griefs exalt us, and troubles lift us.
- Charles Spurgeon
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What if we have more of the rough file, if we have less rust! Afflictions carry away nothing but the dross of sin.
- Thomas Watson
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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
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Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
- C.S. Lewis
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Affliction shows the power of Christ's blood, when it gives peace in an hour of trouble, when it can make happy in sickness, poverty, persecution and death. Do not be surprised if you suffer, but glorify God.
- Robert Murray McCheyne
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Oh, when we are journeying through the murky night and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow, it is something to find here and there a spray broken, or a leafy stem bent down with the tread of His foot and the brush of His hand as He passed; and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed, and thus to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength in the remembrance of Him as "in all points tempted like as we are," bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us.
- Alexander MacLaren
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I am mended by my sickness, enriched by my poverty, and strengthened by my weakness.
- Abraham Wright
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When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines.
- Samuel Rutherford
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No marvel if the worldling escape earthly afflictions. God corrects him not. He is base born and begot. God will not do him the favor to whip him. The world afflicts him not, because it loves him: for each man is indulgent to his own. God uses not the rod where He means to use the Word. The pillory or scourge is for those malefactors that shall escape execution.
- Joseph Hall
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It is not affliction itself, but affliction rightly borne, that does us good.
- James H. Aughey
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Afflictions have the same use and end to our souls, that frosty weather hath upon those clothes that are laid and bleaching, they alter the hue and make them white.
- John Flavel
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I am mended by my sickness, enriched by my poverty, and strengthened by my weakness.
- Abraham Wright
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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
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We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.
- Dwight L. Moody
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When old companions, old lusts, and sins crowd in upon you, and when you feel that you are ready to sink, what can save you, sinking sinner? This alone - I have a high priest in heaven, and he can support in the hour of affliction. This alone can give you peace - I have a high priest in heaven. When you are dying - when friends can do you no good - when sins rise up like specters around your bed - what can give you peace? This - "I have a high priest in heaven"
- Robert Murray McCheyne
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