151 Quotes About Suffering

  • "In spite of sorrow, loss, and pain, our course be onward still; we sow on Burmah's barren plain, we reap on Zion's hill."

    - Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Suffering


  • "To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Suffering, Illness


  • "When a founder has cast a bell he does not presently fix it in the steeple, but tries it with his hammer, and beats it on every side to see if there be any flaw in it. So Christ doth not, presently after he has converted a man, convey him to heaven; but suffers him first to be beaten upon by many temptations, and then exalts him to his crown."

    - Richard Cecil
    Topics: Suffering


  • "When you suffer and lose, that does not mean you are being disobedient to God. In fact, it might mean you're right in the centre of His will. The path of obedience is often marked by times of suffering and loss."

    - Chuck Swindoll
    Topics: Suffering


  • "Keep God's covenant in your trials; hold you by His blessed word, and sin not; flee anger, wrath, grudging, envying, fretting; forgive a hundred pence to your fellow-servant, because your Lord hath forgiven you ten thousand talents: for, I assure you by the Lord, your adversaries shall get no advantage against you, except you sin, and offend your Lord, in your sufferings."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Suffering, Sin, Trials


  • "You are tried alone; alone you pass into the desert; alone you are sifted by the world."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Suffering


  • "Our sorrows are all, like ourselves, mortal. There are no immortal sorrows for immortal souls. They come, but blessed be God, they also go. Like birds of the air, they fly over our heads. But they cannot make their abode in our souls. We suffer today, but we shall rejoice tomorrow."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Suffering


  • "Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous springs up a pearl."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Suffering, Righteousness


  • "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
    Topics: Trials, Suffering


  • "Adversity is hard to endure, and can even be harder to understand. If God were really in control, why would He allow the tragic auto accident or crucial job loss? How could He permit cancer in a loved one or the death of a child? Grappling with His concern for us we ask, "Why is God allowing this?" or "What have I done wrong?"

    - Jerry Bridges
    Topics: Adversity, Suffering


  • "In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Suffering, Joy


  • "The work of spirituality is to recognize where we are - the particular circumstances of our lives - to recognize grace and say, "Do you suppose God wants to be with me in a way that does not involve changing my spouse or getting rid of my spouse or my kids, but in changing me, and doing something in my life that maybe I could never experience without this pain and this suffering?"

    - Edmund Clowney
    Topics: Suffering, Change


  • "I have not suffered a lot for Christ, but I want to tell you that those times that I have suffered and I knew it was for Jesus, have been some of the happiest times of my entire life. I cannot tell you the indescribable joy that has come into my heart and my life."

    - Adrian Rogers
    Topics: Suffering


  • "The only man who ever suffered before Christ was that servant who had his ear cut off. But most likely in a moment afterward he had it on, and very likely it was a better ear than ever, because whatever the Lord does He does it well. No man ever lost his life with Him."

    - Dwight L. Moody
    Topics: Suffering


  • "Whomever the Lord has adopted and deemed worthy of His fellowship ought to prepare themselves for a hard, toilsome, and unquiet life, crammed with very many and various kinds of evil."

    - John Calvin
    Topics: Suffering, Fellowship



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