We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them. Yes, it is definitely to find out if we truly believe in Him.
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Nothing is better than being alive.
When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
It’s not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.
If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.
Life didn’t promise to be wonderful. Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.
Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars. If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity… when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. God gave burdens, also shoulders. There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.
I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.
Need I say more? Be properly guided friends!