68 Quotes About Trials

  • "To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings."

    - George Mueller
    Topics: Faith, Trials, Endurance


  • "God desires to show His power through your storm, but is your lack of faith keeping Him from doing so? God brings storms into your life to show His strength and to gain glory from His providence."

    - Paul Chappell
    Topics: Trials, Providence


  • "You may readily judge whether you are a child of God or a hypocrite by seeing in what direction your soul turns in seasons of severe trial. The hypocrite flies to the world and finds a sort of comfort there. But the child of God runs to his Father and expects consolation only from the Lord's hand."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Trials


  • "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


  • "There are two ways of getting out of a trial. One is simply to try to get rid of the trial, and be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever had, and to hail it with delight as an opportunity of obtaining a larger measure of divine grace."

    - A. B. Simpson
    Topics: Trials


  • "Trials should not surprise us, or cause us to doubt God's faithfulness. Rather, we should actually be glad for them. God sends trials to strengthen our trust in him so that our faith will not fail. Our trials keep us trusting; they burn away our self confidence and drive us to our Savior."

    - Edmund Clowney
    Topics: Trials, Faith


  • "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


  • "When we grow careless of keeping our souls, then God recovers our taste of good things again by sharp crosses."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Trials


  • "The bottom of the soul may be in repose, even while we are in many outward troubles; just as the bottom of the sea is calm, while the surface is strongly agitated."

    - John Wesley
    Topics: Trials


  • "It belongs to your calling of God as a minister, that you should have a taste of the various spiritual trials which are incident to the Lord's people, that thereby you may know how to speak a word in season to them that are weary; and it is likewise needful to keep you perpetually attentive to that important admonition, "Without Me ye can do nothing.""

    - John Newton
    Topics: Trials


  • "All our difficulties are only platforms for the manifestations of His grace, power and love."

    - Hudson Taylor
    Topics: Trials


  • "Trouble is one of God's great servants because it reminds us how much we continually need the Lord."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Trials


  • "God's dawn always follows grief's darkness."

    - Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Trials


  • "Trouble never troubles God."

    - Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Trials


  • "In trouble we are prone to forget all that we have heard and read that makes for our comfort. Now what is the reason that a man comes to think of that which otherwise he should never have called to mind? The Holy Spirit brings it to his remembrance; He is a Comforter, bringing to mind useful things at such times when we have most need of them."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Trials



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