Trials, Troubles & Afflictions!
"Man is born to trouble" He is heir apparent to it;
he comes into the world with a cry, and goes out
with a groan. -Thomas Watson
"Affliction may be lasting, but it is not everlasting."
"There is more evil in a drop of sin, than in a sea of affliction."
"The Lord does not measure out our afflictions according
to our faults, but according to our strength, and looks not
at what we have deserved, but what we are able to bear."
"Whoever brings an affliction, it is God that sends it."
"If a sheep stray from the flock, the shepherd sets his
dog after it, not to devour it, but to bring it in again;
even so our Heavenly Shepherd." -Daniel Cawdray
"The vessels of mercy are first seasoned with affliction,
and then the wine of glory is poured in. Thus we see
afflictions are but beneficial to the saints."
"A holy person is like a silver bell, the harder he is
smitten, the better he sounds." -George Swinnock
"We often learn more of God under the rod that strikes us,
than under the staff that comforts us." -Stephen Charnock
"God's house of correction is His school of instruction."
"As the wicked are hurt by the best things, so the godly
are bettered by the worst things." -William Jenkyn
"Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride."
"Let us learn like Christians to kiss the rod, and love it."
"When God lays men upon their backs, then
they look up to heaven." -Thomas Watson
"The black foils of trouble shall bring out
the brighter jewel of divine grace." -Spurgeon