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  • A. B. Simpson declared, You will have no test of faith that will not fit you to be a blessing if you are obedient to the Lord. I never had a trial but when I got out of the deep river I found some poor pilgrim on the bank that I was able to help by that very experience.”
  • My life is but a weaving Between my Lord and Me, I cannot choose the colors He worketh steadily.
  • Oft times He weaveth sorrow And I in foolish pride Forget He sees the upper And I, the underside.
  • Not till the loom is silent And the shuttles cease to fly shall God unroll the canvas And explain the reason why.
  • The dark threads are as needful In the Weaver’s skillful hand as the threads of gold and silver In the pattern He has planned.
  • Lord, I’ve never moved a mountain and I guess I never will. All the faith that I could muster wouldn’t move a small ant hill. Yet I’ll tell you, Lord, I’m grateful for the joy of knowing Thee, and for all the mountain moving down through life You’ve done for me.
  • When I needed some help you lifted me from the depths of great despair. And when burdens, pain and sorrow have been more than I can bear, you have always been my courage to restore life’s troubled sea, and to move these little mountains that have looked so big to me.
  • Many times when I’ve had problems and when bills I’ve had to pay, and the worries and the heartaches just kept mounting every day, Lord, I don’t know how you did it. Can’t explain the wheres or whys. All I know, I’ve seen these mountains turn to blessings in disguise.
  • A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain. - Mildred Witte Struven, in Bits and Pieces, September 19, 1991, p. 6
  • Never attempt to bear more than one kind of trouble at once. Some people bear three kinds—all they have had, all they have now and all they expect to have. - Edward Everett Hale
  • He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. - Ben Johnson
  • Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. - J. R. Lowell
  • God brings men into deep waters not to drown them but to cleanse them.
  • In adversity we usually want God to do a removing job when He wants to do an improving job.
  • To realize the worth of the anchor, we need to feel the storm.
  • No, I’ve never moved a mountain, for my faith is far too small. Yet, I thank you, Lord of Heaven, you have always heard my call. And as long as there are mountains in my life, I’ll have no fear, for the mountain-moving Jesus is my strength and always near. - Author Unknown

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