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Sanctified afflictions are like so many artificers working on a pious man's crown to make it more bright and massive.
- Ralph Cudworth

    Author: Assorted Authors

God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.

    Author: Richard Cecil

When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines.

    Author: Samuel Rutherford

God often lays the sum of His amazing providences in very dismal afflictions; as the limner first puts on the dusky colors, on which he intends to draw the portraiture of some illustrious beauty.

    Author: Stephen Charnock

Afflictions are but conductors to immortal life and glory.

    Author: James H. Aughey

As every mercy is a drop obtained from the ocean of God's goodness, so every affliction is a drachm weighed out in the wisdom of God's providence.

    Author: James H. Aughey

Hope is the last lingering light of the human heart. It shines when every other is put out. Extinguish it, and the gloom of affliction becomes the very blackness of darkness - cheerless and impenetrable.

    Author: James H. Aughey

It is not affliction itself, but affliction rightly borne, that does us good.

    Author: James H. Aughey

The wisdom of God appears in afflictions. By these He separates the sin which He hates, from the son whom He loves. By these thorns He keeps him from breaking over into Satan's pleasant pastures, which would fatten him indeed, but only to the slaughter.

    Author: James H. Aughey

Afflictions are but as a dark entry into our Father's house.

    Author: Thomas Brooks

What if we have more of the rough file, if we have less rust! Afflictions carry away nothing but the dross of sin.

    Author: Thomas Watson

Knowing the truth concerning the deep workings of the evil spirit helps the individual not only to overcome sins but to eliminate unnecessary afflictions as well.

    Author: Watchman Nee

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