John Bunyan: 6 Old Encouragements to Overcome It
John Bunyan: Thoughts On Affliction
Suffering and affliction assail everyone in life. How do you deal with it when it comes? Encouragement from the venerable John Bunyan still fits today. (1)
John Bunyan Encouragement #1 For Suffering And Affliction
“Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin; would you, therefore, be fitted for afflictions, be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what afflictions [that] you may meet with will be very easy to you.”
John Bunyan Encouragement #2 For Suffering And Affliction
“If thou canst hear and bear the rod of affliction which God shall lay upon thee, remember this lesson–thou art beaten that thou [may] be better.”
John Bunyan Encouragement #3 For Suffering And Affliction
“The Lord [uses] his flail of tribulation to separate the chaff from the wheat.”
John Bunyan Encouragement #4 For Suffering And Affliction
“The school of the cross is the school of light; it discovers the world’s vanity, baseness, and wickedness, and lets us see more of God’s mind. Out of dark affliction comes a spiritual light.”
John Bunyan Encouragement #5 For Suffering And Affliction
“In times of affliction we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God.”
John Bunyan Encouragement #6 For Suffering And Affliction
“Did we heartily renounce the pleasures of this world, we should be very little troubled for our afflictions; that which renders an afflicted state so insupportable to many, is because they are too much addicted to the pleasures of this life, and so cannot endure that which makes a separation between them.”
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