trials

A Quote by Holy Elders of Optina on god, christianity, spirituality, enlightenment, trials, struggles, freedom, joy, and liberation

"At the beginning of the call to the spiritual life,the Lord visits a person with His grace and various consolations,but afterwards He withdraws them and casts him into the fire of diverse temptations and sorrows,so that our self-loving and glory-loving disposition would be commpletely reduced to ashes by the fire of temptation,and would not trust in itself and its works but in the mercy and love of God.Humility is a great blessing."

From Living without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Council from the  Elders of Optina http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1483

Elders Optina

Source: Living without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Council from the Elders of Optina http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1483

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A Quote by Elder Ephraim of Philotheou on freedom, god, hope, trials, love, spirituality, christianity, enlightenment, and faith meditation

Do not fear, neither let your heart lose courage; our Christ invisibly helps you with a hidden hand; He tests you in order to give you His grace.  As much as the earth of the heart is cultivated, and as deep as the farmer pushes the plow, so much more will the field give fruit in its time.  Even so does the great Farmer, God, do with our souls.  He allows trials, afflictions, suffering and distress to come to us and enter deeply into the heart, and many times we find ourselves at an impass, not knowing how to manage this or that trial, and we suffer and feel great pain.  But for those who love God, He works together with them that these things turn out for the good.

Elder Ephraim

Source: www.stanthonysmonastery.org/index.php

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A Quote by Book of Mormon on trials, life, gospel, troubles, afflictions, god, supported, and trials

For I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.

Book of Mormon

Source: Book of Mormon --Alma 36:3--

Contributed by: Ash

A Quote by Dallin H. Oaks on thanks, hardships, adversity, trials, purpose, learn, grow, opposition, challenges, teaching, afflictions, and bless

"When we give thanks in all things, we see hardships and adversities in the context of the purpose of life... We are meant to learn and grow through opposition, through meeting our challenges, and through teaching others to do the same... the Lord will not only consecrate our afflictions for our gain, but He will use them to bless the lives of countless others."

Dallin Oaks

Source: "Give Thanks in All Things," Ensign, May 2003, 95

Contributed by: JulesDPH

A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on paramahansa yogananda, god, life, meditating, and trials

From the depths of slumber,
As I ascend the spiral stairway of wakefulness,
I whisper:
God! God! God!
Thou art the food, and when I break my fast
Of nightly separation from Thee,
I taste Thee, and mentally say:
God! God! God!
No matter where I go, the spotlight of my mind
Ever keeps turning on Thee,
And in the battle din of activity my silent war-cry is ever:
God! God! God!
When boisterous storms of trials shriek
And worries howl at me,
I drown their noises, loudly chanting:
God! God! God!
When my mind weaves dreams
With threads of memories,
On that magic cloth I do emboss:
God! God! God!
Every night, in time of deepest sleep,
My peace dreams and calls: Joy! Joy! Joy!
And my joy comes singing evermore:
God! God! God!
In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping,
Serving, meditating, chanting, divinely loving,
My soul constantly hums, unheard by any:
God! God! God!

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: Man's Eternal Quest

Contributed by: Jen

A Quote by J. Donald Walters Author, Lecturer on self-acceptance, lifes challenges, trials, mental walls, and peace

Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.

J. Donald Walters Author, Lecturer

Source: my diary

Contributed by: jagadish

A Quote by Ellen G. White on god, man, earth, world, transgression, sin, love, woe, death, suffering, difficulties, trials, life, toil, sorrow, misery, nature, hope, comfort, and happiness

God made man perfectly holy and happy; and the fair earth, as it came from the Creator's hand, bore no blight of decay or shadow of the curse. It is transgression of God's law--the law of love--that has brought woe and death. Yet even amid the suffering that results from sin, God's love is revealed. It is written that God cursed the ground for man's sake. Genesis 3:17. The thorn and the thistle--the difficulties and trials that make his life one of toil and care--were appointed for his good as a part of the training needful in God's plan for his uplifting from the ruin and degradation that sin has wrought. The world, though fallen, is not all sorrow and misery. In nature itself are messages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon the thistles, and the thorns are covered with roses.

"God is love" is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green -- all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy.

Ellen White

Source: Steps to Christ, ch. 1, God's Love for Man

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by swami Satchidananda on events, trials, tribulation, lessons, karma, synchronicity, perspective, bad things, divine guidance, and opportunity

Though we can't always see it at the time,
if we look upon events with some perspective,
we see things always happen for our best interests.
We are always being guided in a way
better than we know ourselves.

Swami Satchidananda

swami Satchidananda

Contributed by: Marianne

A Quote by Robert Fulghum on trials, tribulations, problems, hope, and future

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Contributed by: XjoshX

A Quote by C.S. Lewis on cs lewis, cross, crown, monday, and trials

The cross comes before the crown, and tomorrow is a Monday morning.

C.S. Lewis

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