sometimes washes the eyes
of his children with tears in order that they may read aright His
and His commandments. —T.L.Cuyler.
help we can render
an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out
best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.—Phillips Brooks.
deems that he has
precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all for
to bear; but they are so, because they are the very ones he
is but the shadow
of God's wing.—George Macdonald.
to the ground,
their balmy sweets
appears to be the
guide to reflection; the teacher of humility; the parent of repentance;
the nurse of faith; the strengthener of patience, and the promoter of
not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the
of extraordinary graces.—Matthew Henry.
- If you
would not have affliction
visit you twice, listen at once to what it teaches.—Burgh.
- Man is
born unto trouble, as
the sparks fly upward.—Job 5:7.
is the wholesome
soul of virtue; Where patience, honor, sweet humanity,Calm fortitude,
root, and strongly flourish.—Mallet and Thomson.
are brothers in distress;
how exquisite the bliss!
wind of tribulation
God separates in the floor of the soul, the chaff from the
chastening for the present
seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth
the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised