Topic: Afflictions

God’s children are bruised reeds before their conversion and oftentimes after. [TBR]

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Let us not make much ado about our sufferings. Our Master fared far worse. If personal innocence and unswerving benevolence could screen any one, our Lord had never met a rebuff. [ROOS]

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Afflictions serve to revive and recover decayed graces; they inflame that love that is cold, and quicken that faith that is decaying, and they put life into those hopes that are withering, and spirits into those joy and comforts that are languishing. [PRASD]

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Afflictions are sweet preservatives to keep the saints from sin, which is a greater evil than hell itself.  [PRASD]

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The waves did but lift Noah’s ark nearer to heaven; and the higher the waters grew, the more near the ark was lifted up to heaven. Afflictions do lift up the soul to more rich, clear, and full enjoyments of God.  [PRASD]

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