God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.   C.S. Lewis

The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.  Henry Ward Beecher

When one is in very great pain and fear, it is extremely difficult to pray coherently, and I could only raise my mind in anguish to God and ask for strength to hold on.   Sheila Cassidy

I don’t pray that you may be delivered from your troubles. Instead, I pray that God will give you the strength and patience to bear them.    Brother Lawrence

Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it. He came to fill it with His Presence.   Paul Claudel

Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional.  Unknown

At the point of pain, when you feel that you can’t go on anymore; the point when you just want to quit, that is the point when you have to decide either you’ll give in to the pain, or you’ll persevere and overcome.   Dr. Marc Fazio

Pain does not occur in the abstract – no sensation is more personal or more importunate.  Dr. Paul Brand

Pain is not the enemy, but the loyal scout announcing the enemy…Pain truly is the gift nobody wants.   Dr. Paul Brand

Pain is a priceless essential gift – of that I have no doubt. And yet only by learning to master pain can we keep it from mastering us.  Dr. Paul Brand

Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.  John Selden

Can we follow the Savior far, who have no wound or scar?   Amy Carmichael

Shouldn’t we suppose that many of our most painful ordeals will look quite different a million years from now, as we recall them on the New Earth? What if one day we discover that God has wasted nothing in our life on Earth? What if we see that every agony was part of giving birth to an eternal joy? Randy Alcorn

I am certain that I never did grow in grace one-half so much anywhere as I have upon the bed of pain.  Charles Spurgeon

God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others.  Rick Warren

Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.  Rick Warren

If you had never known physical pain in your life, how could you appreciate the nail scarred hands with which Jesus Christ will meet you?  Joni Eareckson Tada

Other men’s pains are easily borne.   Cervantes

Pain may be said to follow pleasure as its shadow.   Charles Caleb Colton

Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop.   Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills.  The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.  Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

We must never minimize the suffering of another. Scripture’s mandate to us is, “Weep with them that weep.” (Romans 12:15, KJV)    Billy Graham

The greatest Christians in history seem to say that their sufferings ended up bringing them the closest to God – so this is the best thing that could happen, not the worst.   Peter Kreeft

Self pity comes when you lose the intimacy with Jesus.   Stefan Salmonsson

Don’t give up because the pain is intense right now. Get on with it, and before long you will find that you have a new vision and a new purpose.  Stuart Singer

I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be necessary causes of some great end, which is quite beyond us. He does nothing in vain.   John Henry Newman

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be nor more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. [Revelation]

Sometimes it seems that when God is about to make preeminent use of a man, he puts him through the fire.  Tim Hansel

At the Nicene Council, an important church meeting in the 4th century A.D., of the 318 delegates attending, fewer than 12 had not lost an eye or lost a hand or did not limp on a leg lamed by torture for their Christian faith.  Vance Havner

On a wall in his bedroom Charles Spurgeon had a plaque with Isaiah 48:10 on it: “I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.” “It is no mean thing to be chosen of God,” he wrote. “God’s choice makes chosen men choice men…We are chosen, not in the palace, but in the furnace. In the furnace, beauty is marred, fashion is destroyed, strength is melted, glory is consumed; yet here eternal love reveals its secrets, and declares its choice.   W. Wiersbe

Whenever you meet someone who has really suffered; been limited, gone through things for the Lord, willing to be imprisoned by the Lord, just being satisfied with Him and nothing else, immediately you scent the fragrance. There is a savor of the Lord. Something has been crushed, something has been broken, and there is a resulting odor of sweetness.   Watchman Nee

 

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