Affliction and suffering are a certainty in the life of a follower of Christ. In fact in Philippians 1:29 describes suffering as a "gift of grace!" As an aside it is clear that trials in the believer's life are intimately related to afflictions and sufferings so there is some overlap in the quotes and illustrations on this page between those three topics.
Quotes, Devotionals, Illustrations from
There is no engagement under Heaven that is more exalting than praising God—and however great may be the work which is committed to the charge of any of us, we shall always do well if we pause awhile to spend a time in sacred praise. (Holy Song from Happy Saints)
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I have read many books, but the Bible reads me.
One who uses the Bible as his guide never loses his sense of direction.
The Old Testament altar points to the New Testament cross.
The old covenant is revealed in the New, and the New Covenant is veiled in the Old. - Augustine
In the Old Testament the new lies hidden, in the New Testament the old is laid open. - Augustine