Trials

Affliction brings sweet solace – Ichabod Spencer

Affliction brings sweet solace – Ichabod Spencer

Some of our sweetest solaces never could have been known but for the afflictions which bring them. What tender friendships gather around us when we are sick! What hearts beat for us and sympathize with us, and would, if they could, take themselves the pain that racks us! We should never know what tenderness and pity and kindness there is in the world, if our trials did not bring them out. Many of our calamities attach us more to our fellow-men, and make us think better of the world than we did before.

– Ichabod Spencer –

God’s Most Effective Tool in Our Lives – Charles Stanley

God’s Most Effective Tool in Our Lives – Charles Stanley

Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God’s most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear.

– Charles Stanley –

It costs to be faithful – Anonymous

It costs to be faithful – Anonymous

It costs to be faithful. It cost Abraham the yielding up of his only son. It cost Esther to risk her own life. It cost Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego being put into a fiery furnace. It cost Stephen death by stoning. It cost Paul his life. Does it cost you anything to be faithful to your Lord and King?

– Anonymous –