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Adversity is always unexpected and unwelcomed. It is an intruder and a thief, and yet in the hands of God, adversity becomes the means through which His supernatural power is demonstrated.

    Author: Charles Stanley

Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with.

    Author: Robert Leighton

He that has never known adversity but half acquainted with others or himself.

    Author: James H. Aughey

For these attacks do not contribute to make us frail but rather show us to be what we are.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the friend of Christ?

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

Contention is like fire, for both burn so long as there is any exhaustible matter to contend within. Only herein it transcends fire, for fire begets not matter, but consumes it; debates beget matter, but consume it not.

    Author: Thomas Adams

The sight of any trouble strikes terror into the heart of those who do not have faith, but those who trust Him say, "Here comes my food!"

    Author: Watchman Nee

And it is through conflict that God induces the believer to seek and to grasp total triumph in Christ.

    Author: Watchman Nee

For a hundred that can bear adversity there is hardly one that can bear prosperity.

    Author: Thomas Carlyle

If we do anything to further the kingdom of God, we may expect to find what Christ found on that road - abuse, indifference, injustice, misunderstanding, trouble of some kind. Take it. Why not? To that you were called. In Latin America someone who feels sorry for himself is said to look like a donkey in a downpour. If we think of the glorious fact that we are on the same path with Jesus, we might see a rainbow.

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot

It is precisely this kind of anti-Christian religious litmus test that many Americans find deeply offensive. Our nation is founded on Judeo-Christian principles which have made it one of the freest nations in the world.

    Author: Wendy Wright

Circumstances which we have resented, situations which we have found desperately difficult, have all been the means in the hands of God of driving the nails into the self-life which so easily complains.

    Author: Alan Redpath

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