Tuesday, March 27, 2018

3-27. Softening Sorrow

“Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us” (2 Cor. 7:6).

All of us are going to have sorrow, and none of us should miss its spiritual benefits. “Godly sorrow worketh repentance...while the sorrow of the world worketh death (2 Cor. 7:10).

“God’s purpose is to conform us to the image of the Lord Jesus. God had one Son, without sin, but not without sorrow.” -A.S.

“Sorrow reveals unknown depths in the soul, and unknown capabilities of experience and service. God never uses anybody to a large degree, until after He breaks that one. It takes sorrow to widen the soul.”

“We cannot do good to others save at a cost to ourselves, and our afflictions are the price we pay for our ability to sympathize. He who would be a helper must first be a sufferer. ‘Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God’ (2 Cor. 1:4). We cannot have the highest happiness of life in succoring others without tasting the cup which our Lord Jesus drank. The school of suffering graduates rare scholars.”

“Well, it is but a little while and He will appear to answer all enquiries and to wipe away all tears. I would not wish, then, to be of those who had none to wipe away, would you?” -J.H.T.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes” (Rev. 7:17)