There’s nothing written in the Bible, Old or New testament, that says, “If you believe in Me, you ain’t going to have no troubles.”
—Ray Charles (1930–2004) American Singer, Songwriter, Musician
It always looks darkest just before it gets totally black.
—Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) American Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
It is the easiest thing in the world to obey God when He commands us to do what we like, and to trust Him when the path is all sunshine. The real victory of faith is to trust God in the dark, and through the dark.
—Theodore L. Cuyler (1822–1909) American Presbyterian Clergyman, Writer
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you and you have to battle with only one of them.
—Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933) American Head of State, Lawyer
To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.
—A. W. Tozer (1897–1963) American Christian Pastor, Preacher, Author, Editor
Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin. Would you then be fitted for afflictions? Be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what affliction soever you may meet with will be very easy to you.
—John Bunyan (1628–88) English Christian Writer, Preacher
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
—Mark Twain (1835–1910) American Humorist