"We’re not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."
"Outside the will of God, there’s nothing I want. Inside the will of God, there’s nothing I fear."
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
"Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in."
"If you want to talk to people about Jesus, you need credibility. That doesn’t mean being perfect, that doesn’t mean knowing the whole Bible, it means living out what you’re saying. I can’t count the number of Christians who drone on about the sanctity of marriage and have crappy marriages. Walk with the Lord in truth and people will get a jealousy for that life, they will come to you to ask you how to pull that off."