雖然無花果樹不發旺、葡萄樹不結果、橄欖樹也不效力、田地不出糧食、圈中絕了羊、棚內也沒有牛．然而我要因耶和華歡欣、因救我的神喜樂。 – 哈巴谷 3:17-18
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
– Habakkuk 3:17-18
If a common denominator can be found in those who encounter Christ in suffering, it is a willingness to choose to trust when all of life screams that they should not.
– Doug Banistar
Pain turned me to God…driving me to a goal I should never have reached.
– Martin Luther
Compassion can only be developed in suffering. Wise people learn not to dread but actually to welcome problems and actually to welcome the pain of problems.
– John Ortberg