151 Quotes About Suffering

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The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
- Thomas Merton
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Though poor in this world's goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord.
- A. W. Pink
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God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
- Peter Marshall
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For the believer in Jesus, every trial of suffering is an opportunity to grow in the faith, to grow in our relationship with the Lord, and to see Him work in our lives in a uniquely personal way that demonstrates His compassion, His comfort, His tender mercies, His loving kindnesses, His grace, and His endless love. Only God knows what each of us needs to experience and learn in order to be "conformed to the image of his Son".
- T.A. McMahon
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Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.
- Sam Storms
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Those times when you feel like quitting can be times of great opportunity, for God uses your troubles to help you grow.
- Warren Wiersbe
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You need not cry very loud; he is nearer to us than we think.
- Brother Lawrence
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Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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No character is ultimately tested until it has suffered.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
- Augustine
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They gave our Master a crown of thorns. Why do we hope for a crown of roses?
- Martin Luther
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God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
- James H. Aughey
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At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found.
- Hudson Taylor
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Often, we endure trials seeking God's deliverance from them. Suffering is painful for us to endure or to see those we love endure. While our instinct is to flee trials, remember that even in the midst of suffering, God's will is being done.
- Paul Chappell
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Happy are they who are sick, yea, or lose their life, for having done a good work.
- John Wesley
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Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.
- C.S. Lewis
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When God wants to do an impossible task He takes an impossible man and crushes him.
- Alan Redpath
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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
- C.S. Lewis
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We are bid to take, not to make our cross.
- William Gurnall
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Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
- Charles Spurgeon
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'Easy' [His yoke], but only to the loving.
- Assorted Authors
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Suffering is the heritage of the bad, of the penitent, and of the Son of God. Each one ends in the cross. The bad thief is crucified, the penitent thief is crucified, and the Son of God is crucified. By these signs we know the widespread heritage of suffering.
- Oswald Chambers
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Most of the verses written about praise in God's Word were voiced by people faced with crushing heartaches, injustice, treachery, slander, and scores of other difficult situations.
- Joni Eareckson Tada
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Suffering times are sealing times. The primitive Christians found them so, and the suffering saints in Mary's days found them so. When the furnace is seven times hotter than ordinary, the Spirit of the Lord comes and seals up a man's pardon in his bosom, his peace with God, and his title to heaven. Blessed Bradford looked upon his sufferings as an evidence to him that he was on the right way to heaven.
- Thomas Brooks
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Difficulty excites the mind to the dignity which sustains and finally conquers misfortunes, and the ordeal refines while it chastens.
- James H. Aughey
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God will mend a broken heart if you give Him all the pieces.
- Assorted Authors
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All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller
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I have something which enables me to take it in the face of all the buffeting that comes my way, for I can always find resources that are adequate to take the knocks.
- Alan Redpath
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Snuggle in God's arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love.
- Kay Arthur
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Heartache forces us to embrace God out of desperate, urgent need. God is never closer than when your heart is aching.
- Joni Eareckson Tada
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If you and I have taken the place of owning Christ as Lord, we shall be sure to have a little bit of suffering. If He is Lord over me, I must do everything to please Him, and I shall be sure to displease friends. I must give up this thing and not do the other, cost what it may, if He is Master.
- G.V. Wigram
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My overcoat is worn out; my shirts also are worn out. And I ask to be allowed to have a lamp in the evening; it is indeed wearisome sitting alone in the dark.
- William Tyndale
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We are born helpless. As soon as we are fully conscious we discover loneliness.
- C.S. Lewis
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This is God's universal purpose for all Christian suffering: more contentment in God and less satisfaction in the world.
- John Piper
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Suffering is the strongest and closest fellowship in the world.
- Jack Hyles
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When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
- Peter Marshall
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You cannot help distresses coming. They will come, and offenses will come, but woe unto those that cause offenses. See that you do not cause offense. See that you live in a higher tide. See that your tongue cannot move.
- Smith Wigglesworth
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During an earthquake it sometimes happens that fresh springs break out in dry places which water and quicken the land so that plants can grow. In the same way the shattering experiences of suffering can cause the living water to well up in a human heart.
- Sadhu Sundar Singh
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You don't have to be alone in your hurt! Comfort is yours. Joy is an option. And it's all been made possible by your Savior. He went without comfort so you might have it. He postponed joy so you might share in it. He willingly chose isolation so you might never be alone in your hurt and sorrow.
- Joni Eareckson Tada
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We must never forget that Christ did not suffer just during His three years of public ministry or the last few days of His life when He was crucified. No, He suffered throughout His life on earth. He who was without sin lived daily with the corruption and sinfulness of lost humanity.
- A. B. Simpson
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This is one of the sad conditions of life, that experience is not transmissible. No man will learn from the suffering of another; he must suffer himself.
- James H. Aughey
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We all know people who have been made much meaner and more irritable and more intolerable to live with by suffering: it is not right to say that all suffering perfects. It only perfects one type of person - the one who accepts the call of God in Christ Jesus.
- Oswald Chambers
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It is important to receive God's arrangement in the circumstances. This arrangement is the discipline of the Holy Spirit. To escape God's arrangement just one time is to lose an opportunity to have our capacity enlarged. A believer can never be the same after passing through suffering.
- Watchman Nee
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He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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Suffering is part of the divine idea.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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For those who have not yet turned to the Lord for His salvation, their condition of suffering often creates compelling opportunities for them to cry out to God for His help. To those who do so in truth, He shows His mercy for their temporal plight and provides grace for their new life in Christ and their eternal destiny.
- T.A. McMahon
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If I had not felt certain that every additional trial was ordered by infinite love and mercy, I could not have survived my accumulated sufferings.
- Adoniram Judson
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Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time? One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It's what enables us to grow. Remember, earth is not heaven!
- Rick Warren
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If I had not felt certain that every additional trial was ordered by infinite love and mercy, I could not have survived my accumulated sufferings.
- Adoniram Judson
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Think of the ills from which you are exempt, and it will aid you to bear patiently those which now you may suffer.
- Richard Cecil
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