God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.
Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.
Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.
Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway.
What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.
If God had wanted to be a big secret, He would not have created babbling brooks and whispering pines.
I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.
The sun, the moon, the stars, the birds, the animals, the flowers, are all proof that a universal power exists.
Before God we are all equally wise and equally foolish.
Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.
I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls.