Thursday, July 21, 2011

Affliction is often...

God often digs wells of joy with spades of affliction. ~Isaac Watts

Often the same thing that makes one person bitter makes another better.  ~J.C. Ryle

Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny. ~C.S. Lewis

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. ~ Psalm 119:71


  1. Oh I can affirm this. I am glad I was able to keep my heart open and willing even though it hurt so much at the time. But for that I have grown leaps and bounds and praise our mighty Father in heaven. I appreciate these quotes and verses, thank you.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  2. Mary - Sometimes I'm nervous about posting this kind of thing, so I thank you for commenting and sharing your appreciation. The thing I've learned and have come to appreciate is that while God's timing is always perfect, our understanding isn't. Growth is always a good thing. :) Blessings to you! ~Lisa

  3. Ouch. Praise Him!

    Blessings, Debbie

  4. Ouch, to be sure. Resting in His will, priceless. :)

  5. Anonymous7/22/2011

    Good quotes. It is not always easy to deal with lessons from God in affliction.

  6. No, not easy, but always good. :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Blessings, ~Lisa

  7. Thanks for the quotes. I'm actually looking at your blog now from Yarn Along. I dislike affliction when I'm going through it, but after it is over, I then realize how much God has used it to bring me closer to Him.

  8. So true! Affliction is truly a blessing in disguise. ~Lisa

  9. We draw closer to God when we are afflicted - His children do - I am - this week as major changes are upon our family. But I wish I was better at "anticipating" good things that can come out of affliction.
    Karen A.

    1. Dear Karen, you are in my prayers, dear sister. :) So sorry your family is experiencing a rough time! May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace.
      With love in HIM, Lisa


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