Favorite Quotes on ADVERSITY

January 29, 2014



“Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; but they are the instruments of the wise” –Samuel Lover


“Some treat adversity as a stepping stone, others a tombstone” –John Maxwell


“The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes from when we suffer without learning the lesson” –Emmett Fox


“You and I obviously do not seek out adversity just so we can develop a deeper relationship with God. Rather God, through adversity, seeks us out. It is God who draws us more and more into a deeper relationship with Him. If we are seeking Him, it is because He is seeking us” –Jerry Bridges


“Adversity is an excellent barometer of authenticity.  When the heat is turned up, we all have a point where we show the strain. Do we despair that God has abandoned us, or do we understand God allows adversity to mold us? Perhaps even bow the knee and thank Him for it” –Richard Swenson


“Great characters and great souls are like mountains-they always attract storms; upon their heads break the thunders, and round their bare tops flash the lightening, and the seeming wrath of God.  Nevertheless, they form a shelter for the plains beneath them.” –F.E. Marsh


“The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears.  Some joys are only possible on the other side of sorrow.” –Native Proverb


Sometimes God allows us to experience pain so we can help others with similar problems.  An aura of authenticity, created by the scars on our souls, connects us with the deepest hurts of others.  There is no shortcut to being equipped to offer genuine comfort to hurting people.  Wounded people give the best comfort.” –Jeff Iorg


“It is during the seasons of adversity that I learn to appreciate boredom”- Kenneth Kuykendall


“In the presence of the Great Physician, my most appropriate contribution may be my wounds.” –Philip Yancey


“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.” –Booker T. Washington


“What we have before us are some breathtaking opportunities disguised as insoluble problems.” –John Gardner


“In every significant event there has been a bold leader, a shaped vision and, most often, an adversary.” –Fred Smith Sr.


“The Lord will not wish to count my trophies, but my scars.” –Frank Laubach


“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.” –Billy Graham


“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is his megaphone to arouse a deaf world.” -C.S. Lewis


“But he knoweth the way I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10)


“Trials are the very spotlights that illuminate our need for grace” –Paul Chappell


“Tears are often the telescope through which men see far into heaven ” – Henry Ward Beecher


“Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records”– William Arthur Ward


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