“No faith is so precious as that which lives and triumphs in adversity.”(Spurgeon)

 
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1 Peter 1:7

New Living Translation (NLT)

7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
Lord, every single good gift comes from You… 

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/

 

450. The blessing of Esther D sending me this wonderful quote by Spurgeon: (Praise You Lord that I have two friends named Esther who send me great quotes!!!)

“Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith, and it is likely to remain dwarfish so long as it is without trials. Faith never prospers so well as when all things are against her: tempests are her trainers, and lightnings are her illuminators. When a calm reigns on the sea, spread the sails as you will, the ship moves not to its harbour; for on a slumbering ocean the keel sleeps too. Let the winds rush howling forth, and let the waters lift up themselves, then, though the vessel may rock, and her deck may be washed with waves, and her mast may creak under the pressure of the full and swelling sail, it is then that she makes headway towards her desired haven. No flowers wear so lovely a blue as those which grow at the foot of the frozen glacier; no stars gleam so brightly as those which glisten in the polar sky; no water tastes so sweet as that which springs amid the desert sand; and no faith is so precious as that which lives and triumphs in adversity. Tried faith brings experience. You could not have believed your own weakness had you not been compelled to pass through the rivers; and you would never have known God’s strength had you not been supported amid the water-floods. Faith increases in solidity, assurance, and intensity, the more it is exercised with tribulation. Faith is precious, and its trial is precious too.

Let not this, however, discourage those who are young in faith. You will have trials enough without seeking them: the full portion will be measured out to you in due season. Meanwhile, if you cannot yet claim the result of long experience, thank God for what grace you have; praise him for that degree of holy confidence whereunto you have attained: walk according to that rule, and you shall yet have more and more of the blessing of God, till your faith shall remove mountains and conquer impossibilities.”http://www.heartlight.org/spurgeon/1112-am.html

2 thoughts on ““No faith is so precious as that which lives and triumphs in adversity.”(Spurgeon)

  1. Paula, here is more truth about faith that I pray will encourage you. Love you dearly!

    11-2. RESTING IN HIS REST (Hungry Heart Devotional, by Miles Stanford)

    “Now the just shall live by faith” (Hebrews 10:38).

    Until we grow beyond the childish realm of sight and feelings we cannot go forward; up and down, and sideways, but not forward.

    “Our Father wants us in the place where we do not depend upon feelings; where, though we do not behold Him, though we do not sense Him, we shall ‘endure as beholding Him who is invisible.’ He wants us where we can trust Him through darkness and apparent separation, as unflinchingly as in light and fellowship; where we know that His banner, Love, is always floating over us, though it is so dark that we cannot see it.

    “There is no grace in delighting in the presence and favor of the Father when they are resting consciously and continuously upon us; for this rejoicing comes from sight and feelings. But there is precious grace in that delight which is not dependent upon His favors, nor upon our enjoyment of them; but which is wholly dependent and has its source in the Father’s explicit Word, and His eternal faithfulness.” -C.H.M.

    “When circumstances seem impossible, when all signs of grace in you seem at their lowest ebb, when temptation is fiercest, when love and joy and hope seem well nigh extinguished in your heart, then rest, without feeling and without emotion, in the Father’s faithfulness; abide in the fact that He loves you infinitely, and even now is working in you faithfully; and honor Him, and put the enemy to flight by taking to yourself the words of Job: ‘Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.’ ‘I have prayed for thee’ (says the One who ever lives to make intercession for us) ‘that thy faith fail not.'” -D.T.

    “Cast not away, therefore, your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward” (Hebrews 10:35)

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  2. even though I see or feel Him not still I will trust in Him who gave His life for me and in His Father whom He represents. Jesus, I love you. Jesus, I trust in you. Love you Paula and John. Kathy G.

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