Hardship

I wouldn’t be anywhere else – Gladys Aylward

I wouldn’t be anywhere else – Gladys Aylward

Life is pitiful, death so familiar, suffering and pain so common, yet I would not be anywhere else. Do not wish me out of this or in any way seek to get me out, for I will not be got out while  this trial is on. These are my people, God has given them to me, and I will live or die with them for Him and His glory.

– Gladys Aylward –

Affliction quickens prayer – Thomas Watson

Affliction quickens prayer – Thomas Watson

Affliction quickens the spirit of prayer. Jonah was asleep in the ship—but at prayer in the whale’s belly! Perhaps in a time of health and prosperity we pray in a cold and formal manner—we put no coals to the incense; we scarcely minded our own prayers, and how should God mind them?Then God sends some cross or other affliction to make us take hold of Him. Now their prayers pierced the heavens! In times of trouble, we pray earnestly and fervently.

– Thomas Watson –