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Sermon Quotes

Trials

Augustine of Hippo

Trials come to prove and improve us.

Henry Ward Beecher 

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.

William Blake

The vision of Christ that thou dost see Is my vision’s greatest enemy:

Thine has a great hook nose like thine,

Mine has a snub nose like to mine….

Both read the Bible day and night,

But thou read’st black where I read white.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The nearer the dawn, the darker the night

The Complete Poems of Longfellow

Hellen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

The Open Door, Doubleday

Dwight L. Moody

God had one Son without sin, but He never had a son without trial.

George Mueller

If we desire our faith to be strengthened, we should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried, and therefore, through trial, be strengthened.

George Mueller

To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings.

Isaac Newton

Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust his skill and thank him for his prescription.

Jackie Hill Perry

Deep insights into the character of God don’t come without great trial.

Holier Than Thou: How God’s Holiness Helps Us Trust Him, B&H Books, 2021.

J.C. Ryle

Trials are intended to make us think, to wean us from the world, to send us to the Bible, to drive us to our knees.

C. H. Spurgeon

In heaven we shall see that we had not one trial too many.

C.H. Spurgeon

Our worst things are often our best things. . . . There is blessing concealed in the righteous man’s crosses, losses, and sorrows. The trials of the saint are a divine husbandry, by which he grows and brings forth abundant fruit.”

The Treasury of David: Psalm 1, Blue Letter Bible, accessed April 12, 2019.

C.H. Spurgeon

Our worst things are often our best things. . . . There is blessing concealed in the righteous man’s crosses, losses, and sorrows. The trials of the saint are a divine husbandry, by which he grows and brings forth abundant fruit.”

The Treasury of David: Psalm 1, Blue Letter Bible, accessed April 12, 2019.

C.H. Spurgeon

Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.

The Complete Works of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume 2: Sermons 54-106, Delmarva Publications, Inc., 2015. p.233.

Elie Wiesel

Whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story. That is his duty.