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Suffering Quotes

  • quote 1517

    "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny."
    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1522

    "A crisis doesn’t make a man; it shows what a man is made of."

    - Warren Wiersbe

  • quote 1531

    "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

    - Maya Angelou

  • quote 1549

    "We must beware in our attitude toward people who are suffering that we do not blunder by imagining our point of view to be the only one."

    - Oswald Chambers, in Baffled to Fight Better

  • quote 1573

    "It is much easier to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought."

    - Oscar Wilde

  • quote 1574

    "When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression."

  • quote 1576

    "Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace."

    Jerry Bridges, The Discipline of Grace

  • quote 1578

    "God is in the business of growing Abram into a man of great faith, and this requites circumstances where Abram must trust God."

    - David Guzik

  • quote 1584

    "How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great."

    - Bill Bennot

  • quote 1588

    "Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid."

    - Frederick Buechner

  • quote 1598

    "Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight."

    - St. Augustine

  • quote 1604

    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not a call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C. S. Lewis

  • quote 1606

    "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1618

    "If you don't feel pain, you won't feel anything else."

    - Gillian Rose, in her unfinished Paradiso

  • quote 1621

    "Airports see more sincere kisses than wedding halls. The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1653

    "Faith is not to get you out of a hard place but to change your heart in the hard place."

    - David Wilkerson, Founder of Teen Challenge

  • quote 1655

    "Don't underestimate what God is doing in your season of waiting."

    - Toby Mac #SpeakLife

  • quote 1663

    "Dead people receive more flowers than the living because regret is stronger than gratitude."
    - Anne Frank

  • A Mother Teresa quote

    "This is the meaning of true love, to give until it hurts."

    - Mother Teresa

  • Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein quote

    "When trials persist, God's intention is not that we give up; rather He wants us to grow up!"

    - Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

  • quote 1684

    "All great Christians have been wounded souls."

    - A. W. Tozer

  • quote 1709

    Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them. The things we try to avoid and fight against— tribulation, suffering, and persecution— are the very things that produce abundant joy in us.  A saint doesn’t know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it.

    - Oswald Chambers 

  • C. S. Lewis quote

    "I didn't go to religion to make me 'happy.' I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • God's primary objective quote.

    "God's primary objective is not to make our lives easy but to make our lives matter."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1718

    "In all the stories of Jesus' compassion, we are never told that he had compassion on someone because they deserved it. It was only because they were in need."

    - John Ortberg

  • John Piper quote

    "Weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have."

    - John Piper

  • quote 1743

    "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain."

    - C. S. Lewis