Quotes and Verses on God and Suffering

Quotes God and Suffering
Yesterday, I answered the question – Why does God allow suffering? Today, let’s look at what scholars, theologians, and the writers of the Bible have to say on the subject of God and suffering:

God had one Son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. ~ Augustine

Your promise revives me; it comfits me in all my troubles. Psalm 119:50

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way. ~ C.S.Lewis

Praise the Lord, all you who fear Him! – For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help. Psalm 22:23a&24

Sometimes God allows what He hates to accomplish what He loves. ~Joni Eareckson Tada

 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. ~Jesus in John 16:33

You may never know that JESUS is all you need, until JESUS is all you have. –Corrie Ten Boom

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:4

When you and I hurt deeply, what we really need is not an explanation from God but a revelation of God. We need to see how great God is; we need to recover our lost perspective on life., Things get out of proportion when we are suffering, and it takes a vision of something bigger than ourselves to get life’s dimensions adjusted again. ~ Warren Wiersbe

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again—my Savior and my God! Psalm 43:5

We are puzzled and bewildered whenever we see suffering in this world because we have become accustomed to the mercy and the long-suffering of God. Amazing grace is no longer amazing to us. R.C.Sproul

Now let Your unfailing love comfort me, just as You promised me, Your servant. Psalm 119:76

Even if we may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen to us, we can know He is able to bring good out of evil, and triumph out of suffering. ~ Billy Graham

 Abba, Father,” He cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine. ~ Jesus in Mark 14:36

Sometimes when we get overwhelmed, we forget how big God is. ~ A.W.Tozer

And since we are His children, we are His heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering. Romans 8:17

We can’t, and we should not, compare sufferings. We come together as a family of God, hand in hand. And then together coming and standing upon the promises of God, knowing that no matter who you are, no matter what you’re going through, that God knows it, He is with you, He is going to pull you through. ~ Nick Vujicic

Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. Psalm 10:17

The spirituality of wonder knows the world is charged with grace, that while sin and war, disease and death are terribly real, God’s loving presence and power in our midst are even more real. ~ Brennan Manning

And His name will be the hope of all the world. Matthew 12:21

Let’s talk: Which quote is your favorite? What verse do you turn to when life is hard?

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  1. Wow, I love all of these, Deb. It’s fun reading the Bible verses mixed with the quotes. I was wondering – how do you put that little text box on your pinterest pin? I’ve been wanting to try that but can’t figure out how to do it.