Afflictions Quotes

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Robert Frost
“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”
Robert Frost

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Don't underestimate the power of friendship. Those bonds are tight stitches that close up the holes you might otherwise fall through.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Rainer Maria Rilke
“How I will cherish you then,
you grief-torn nights!
Had I only received you,
inconsolable sisters,
on more abject knees, only
buried myself with more
in your loosened hair. How we waste
our afflictions!
We study them, stare out beyond them
into bleak continuance,
hoping to glimpse some end. Whereas
they're really
our wintering foliage, our dark greens
of meaning, one
of the seasons of the clandestine
year -- ; not only
a season --: they're site, settlement,
shelter, soil, abode.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I'm not asking you to walk in my shoes; I'd never wish my afflictions on anyone. But could you walk beside me on secure ground and reach to hold my hand?”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Sometimes it feels as if God set you on Earth with a bottle full of nasty-tasting pills called days and these instructions: Swallow one at a time. When entire prescription is finished, you may return home.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion."
― Bodhidharma”

Ariana Carruth
“In the dim light of today are the shadows of yesterday’s affliction and the hope of tomorrow’s gifts.”
Ariana Carruth

R. Alan Woods
“As Christians, if sin were the reason for our afflictions, then we should all be in ICU"

~ R. Alan Woods [2012]”
R. Alan Woods

R. Alan Woods
“Although there are several 'schools of thought' relating to why God allows mental, emotional, and physical afflictions, it essentially remains a mystery"

~ R. Alan Woods [2012]”
R. Alan Woods

Martin Luther
“These words [of Romans 12:1-2] are overflowingly rich in consolation; for just then when afflictions come over us, we should be of good courage, because that is the good will of God. Therefore we should be greatly pleased when things happen to us which displease us. The "good" will of God creates good out of evil. The "acceptable" will of God moves us cheerfully to love such good. It makes this good acceptable to us, and causes us to agree with it, even if it is evil. The "perfect" will of God will eternally perfect and bring to a[n] end all who are glad.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Romans

“God takes the most eminent and choicest of His servants for the choicest and most eminent afflictions. They who have received most grace from God are able to bear most afflictions from God. Affliction does not hit the saint by chance, but by direction. God does not draw His bow at a venture. Every one of His arrows goes upon a special errand and touches no breast but his against whom it is sent. It is not only the grace, but the glory of a believer when we can stand and take affliction quietly”
Joseph Caryl

Moffat Machingura
“If neither crying nor laughing can change my circumstances, then I rather go through them laughing.”
Moffat Machingura, Life Capsules

Crystal Woods
“I've had these demons for years, maybe for my whole life. Then you came along to provoke them, expose them, and eventually rid me of them, because I believe you're the only human that can.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 3

Moffat Machingura
“The whole purpose of the winepress
is to preserve the grapes. Accept
Pressing moments. What you
accomplish in a moment of pressure
will be used forever.”
Moffat Machingura, Life Capsules

عائض القرني
“The one upon whom calamity has fallen can display courage with patience; and his circumstances, unlike the one who is drunk with worldly pleasures, permit him to solemnly prepare for a meeting with his Lord.”
Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni, Don't Be Sad

Richelle E. Goodrich
“What kind of person is void of compassion? A heartless one. But alas, compassion cannot exist without the endurance of afflictions.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

“Sufferings purifiers the soul.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“You had me at tacos, bitch!”
Zachary Weaver

John of the Cross
“When you are burdened, you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience.”
John of the Cross, Counsels of Light and Love of St. John of the Cross

“Man are the afflictions of a righteous person but the LORD shall deliver him from them all.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The Lord afflicts us not in His fury, but in His faithfulness”
Royal Raj S