Thursday, 24 October 2013

J.R. Miller Quotes on Suffering

I saw these quotes by J.R. Miller. They really help us to gain a better perspective on suffering ~ I must start reading some of his writings! Praying that it blesses you today! :)

Help for the Day ~ J.R. Miller 

"Cast your burden on the LORD--and He shall sustain you" Psalm 55:22

The promise is not that the Lord will remove the load we cast upon Him, nor that He will carry it for us--but that He will sustain us so that we may carry it!

He does not free us from duty--but He strengthens us for it.

He does not deliver us from conflict--but He enables us to overcome.

He does not withhold or withdraw trial from us--but He helps us in trial to be submissive and victorious, and makes it a blessing to us.

He does not mitigate the hardness or severity of our circumstances, taking away the difficult elements, removing the thorns, making life easy for us--but He puts Divine grace into our hearts, so that we can live sweetly in all the hard, adverse circumstances!

"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness!" 2 Corinthians 12:9


Another amazing quote by J.R. Miller:

"God does not give joy to His children by making them incapable of suffering. Divine grace makes the heart all the more tender, and the capacity for loving all the deeper; hence it increases rather than lessens the measure of sorrow when afflictions come...

But the joy of the Christian is something which lies too deep to be disturbed by the waves and tides of earthly trouble. It has its source in the very heart of God. Sorrow is not prevented by grace, but is swallowed up in the floods of heavenly joy...God's joy is not the absence of sorrow, but divine comfort overcoming sorrow — sunshine striking through the black clouds, transfiguring them! 'You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy!' John 16:20."

God bless!

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