Pain is necessary to all of us.
When obedience to God contradicts what I think will give me pleasure...
Pray HARD about the "impossible."
That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime.
If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
When [our plans] are interrupted, His are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always....
Faith’s most severe tests come not when we see nothing....
The deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way.
“If you dwell on your own feelings about things rather than dwelling on the faithfulness, the love, and the mercy of God, then you’re likely to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day...."