28 Quotes About Pain

  • "One of the main ways we move from abstract knowledge about God to a personal encounter with him as a living reality is through the furnace of affliction."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: pain, God


  • "Any discussion of how pain and suffering fit into God's scheme ultimately leads back to the cross."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: The Cross, Pain, Suffering


  • "I do not think that we should look upon painful experiences too pessimistically. Surely they are more profitable than we think at the time we are going through the anguish connected with them. But if they are to be of any benefit to us, we must, in the first place, be truthful and not begin to practice deception, that is, excuse and defend our slovenly prayer life. We must admit our weakness in prayer; admit that we are faced with a problem which cannot be solved by our own efforts."

    - Ole Hallesby
    Topics: Pain, Deception


  • "God wants us to choose to love him freely, even when that choice involves pain, because we are committed to him, not to our own good feelings and rewards. He wants us to cleave to him, as Job did, even when we have every reason to deny him hotly."

    - Phillips Brooks
    Topics: Pain


  • "I don't so much pray that my death will be without pain, but that it will be without doubt."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Death, Pain, Doubt


  • "Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Pain


  • "We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Angels, Pain


  • "Any discussion of how pain and suffering fit into God's scheme ultimately leads back to the cross."

    - Phillips Brooks
    Topics: The Cross, Pain, Suffering


  • "God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others."

    - Rick Warren
    Topics: Pain


  • "A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven."

    - Chuck Swindoll
    Topics: Pain, Discouragement


  • "Your greatest ministry will most likely come out of your greatest hurt."

    - Rick Warren
    Topics: Pain, Hurt


  • "Pain is a kindly, hopeful thing, a certain proof of life, a clear assurance that all is not yet over, that there is still a chance. But if your heart has no pain -- well, that may betoken health, as you suppose: but are you certain that it does not mean that your soul is dead?"

    - A.J. Gossip
    Topics: Pain


  • "God wants us to choose to love him freely, even when that choice involves pain, because we are committed to him, not to our own good feelings and rewards. He wants us to cleave to him, as Job did, even when we have every reason to deny him hotly."

    - Philip Yancey
    Topics: Pain


  • "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Pain, Conscience


  • "If you had never known physical pain in your life, how could you appreciate the nail scarred hands with which Jesus Christ will meet you?"

    - Joni Eareckson Tada
    Topics: Pain



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