“[It is when] we are prone to feel ourselves at home in this world when things go smoothly, that the Lord finds it necessary cross us and disappoint us, in order that we may know that this is not our rest.” - James Henley Thornwell
"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us." - Paul, The Apostle (Romans 8:18)
"We want to reach the kingdom of God, but we don't want to travel by way of death. And yet there stands Necessity saying: 'This way, please.' Do not hesitate, man, to go this way, when this is the way that God came to you." - Augustine
"When faced by the Cross, men have asked, ‘Why?’ Our Lord says it ‘must’ be so. Only through the final challenge and suffering can he enter into glory and establish for ever God’s kingdom in man, lifting us with him into glory." - Eric Liddell
"Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend.Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end." - "Be Still My Soul"
When through the deep waters I call thee to go, The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow; For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.- "How Firm a Foundation" (Based on Isaiah 43:2)
"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” - Jesus (John 16:33)