The hard work of sowing seed in what looks like perfectly empty earth has a time of harvest. All suffering, pain, emptiness, disappointment is seed: sow it in God and He will, finally, bring a crop of joy from it.
Eugene Peterson (1932-2018)
Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am your sin. You took on you what was mine; yet set on me what was yours. You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
In our fluctuations of feelings, it is well to remember that Jesus admits no change in His affections; your heart is not the compass Jesus saileth by.
Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)
The greatest proof that the Bible is inspired is that it has survived so much bad preaching.
A. T. Robertson (1895-1934)