We can depend on God to fulfill His promise, even when all the roads leading to it are closed.
— Matthew Henry
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
— Psalm 34:18
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
— Victor Hugo
None of us can see the future, but we can know for sure that whenever we get there, God will have been there ahead of us. And as long as He’s there, what do we have to fear?
— Pat Williams
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
— Psalm 37:25
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.
Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
— Hank Aaron
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
— Pearl Buck
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
— Fyodor Dostoevsky
In life, one goes through all types of adversity. Daddy taught us that we’re going to succeed some days and we’re going to fail some days and that’s how life is. Success is being able to overcome adversity.
— Martin Luther King III
Measure the size of obstacles against the size of God.
— Beth Moore
It’s not so much what you accomplish in life that really matters, but what you overcome that proves who you are, what you are and whether you are a champion.
— Johnny Miller
A wise man doesn’t concern himself with things he can’t control.
— Calvin Peete
Although Dad suffered terrible setbacks and sorrows – deaths of two daughters, loss of his beloved farm, financial hardships during the Great Depression – he never complained, criticized or compared himself to others who were better off. Through it all he made the best of what he had and was thankful for it.
— John Wooden
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And never a word said she;
But, oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me.
— Robert Hamilton
We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.
— Philip Bernstein
He who sings drives away sorrow.
You will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you.
— Isaiah 30:19
No words can express how much the world owes to sorrow. Most of the Psalms were born in a wilderness. Most of the Epistles were written in a prison. Take comfort, afflicted Christian. When God is about to make pre-eminent use of a person, He puts them in the fire.
— George MacDonald
When we call on God, He bends down His ear to listen, as a father bends down to listen to his little child.
— Elizabeth Charles
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
— Psalm 30:11
God has not promised to deliver us from trouble, but He has promised to go with us through the trouble.
— Billy Graham
When we place our dependence in God, we are unencumbered, and we have no worry. This confidence, this sureness of action, is both contagious and an aid to the perfect action. The rest is in the hands of God – and this is the same God, gentlemen, who has won all His battles up to now.
— Vince Lombardi
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
— Matthew 11:28-29
Honest work bears a lovely face, for it is the father of pleasure and the mother of good fortune. It is the keystone of prosperity and the sire of fame. And best of all, work is relief from sorrow and the handmaiden of happiness.
— Eugen Bertin
When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. When we do our work with a dynamic conquering spirit, we get things done.
— Arland Gilbert
Most of the world’s useful work is done by people who are pressed for time, or are tired, or don’t feel well.
— Douglas Freeman
You can always tell when you are on the road to success; it’s uphill all the way.
— Paul Harvey
People see the successes that people have made and somehow they appear to be easy. But that is a world away from the facts. Success is always hard. A person can succeed only by paying out all that he has and is.
— Henry Ford
Living a life of faith often requires us to leave things alone.
— A.B. Simpson
Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.
— Sir John Mason
Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation.
— Andrew Murray
Faith is not a leap in the dark; it is a leap out of darkness into the light.
— David Reed
Little faith must have everything very plain or else it cannot move at all; but great faith makes crooked things straight, sees light in the midst of darkness, and gathers comfort out of discouragement.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon