"I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction."
~ Isaiah 48:10 ~
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God."
~ Isaiah 41:10 ~
"Whatever befalls me in this vale of tears, I know that He has "chosen" me."
~ C. H. Spurgeon ~
"God is a witness that cannot be sworn." ~ Samuel Beckett ~
"I cannot conceive of a God who rewards or punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls." ~ Albert Einstein ~
"Earth is crammed with heaven
and every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries,
And daub their natural faces unaware."
"We are all lepers. Even if we hide our sores under the finest clothes, and lie to each other to convince ourselves that we are healthy and happy... Forgetting the only real reason we should be happy; that God loves us despite the sores we hide. God loves us so much that He became one of us, and was nailed naked to the cross, showing His sores to the world."
~ Saint Francis ~
"If you want the fire of God,
you must become the fuel of God."
~ Tommy Tenney ~"God loves each of us as though there were only one of us." ~ Saint Augustine ~
"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~ C. S. Lewis ~
"There are three stages in the work of God:
impossible, difficult, done."
"Keep your lives free from the love of money
and be content with what you have,
because God has said,
"Never will I leave you,
Never will I forsake you."
~ Hebrews 13:5 ~
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