Affliction (Separate page)

            Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

                A f f l i c t i o n        (  8  RELATED  PHRASES )                     

                       The  word  'Affliction'  appears  1,285  times in the published writings of EGW                See page on Original site

         +    To suffer affliction   ( 31 )

         +    Trial and affliction  ( 35 )   >

         +    Afflict the church  ( 2 )   >   afflict the just  ( 2 )

         +    Sorrow and affliction  ( 20 )    >   woe and affliction  (  )

 

                                        g r e a t    A f f l i c t i o n                                                    


         +     Great affliction  ( 30 )   >   Suffering and great affliction  (  )

         +     Grievous affliction  (  )    >   terrible aggliction  (  )

         +     Severe affliction  (  )

         +     Sore affliction  (  )

 

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      +    Furnace of  affliction  ( 65 )    >   Fire of affliction  (  )

      +    Meaning  of  affliction   (  )    ( see favorites )

      +    Day of affliction  (  )   >    Day of adversity  (  )

      +    School  of  affliction  (  )

     

                                    i n    A f f l i c t i o n                                                                  

 

    +    In affliction  ( 75 )

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             My  personal  favorites

Here in this example we have some idea of the responsibility resting upon the church and the work that God requires them to do in order to have His presence. It is a sin in any church not to search for the cause of their darkness and of the afflictions which have been in the midst of them. The church in ----- cannot be a living, prosperous church until they are more awake to the wrongs among them, which hinder the blessing of God from coming upon them. The church should not suffer their brethren in affliction to be wronged. These are the very ones that should awaken the sympathy of all hearts and call into exercise noble, benevolent feelings from all the followers of Christ. The true disciples of Christ will work in harmony with Him and, following His example will help those who need help. Brother E’s blindness is a terrible affliction, and all should seek to be eyes for the blind and thus make him feel his loss as little as possible. There are some who improve their eyes by watching opportunities to work for their own advantage to get gain, but God may bring confusion upon them in a manner they do not expect. { 3T 520.2} 

 

Satan's craft is most successfully used against those who are depressed. When discouragement threatens to overwhelm the minister, let him spread out before God his necessities. It was when the heavens were as brass over Paul that he trusted most fully in God. More than most men, he knew the meaning of affliction; but listen to his triumphant cry as, beset by temptation and conflict, his feet press heavenward: "Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen." 2 Corinthians 4:17, 18. Paul's eyes were ever fastened on the unseen and eternal. Realizing that he was fighting against supernatural powers, he placed this dependence on God, and in this lay his strength. It is by seeing Him who is invisible that strength and vigor of soul are gained and the power of earth over mind and character is broken.  {AA 363.1}

 

Those who, standing in the forefront of the conflict, are impelled by the Holy Spirit to do a special work, will frequently feel a reaction when the pressure is removed. Despondency may shake the most heroic faith, and weaken the most steadfast will. But God understands, and He still pities and loves. He reads the motives and the purposes of the heart. To wait patiently, to trust when everything looks dark, is the lesson that the leaders in God’s work need to learn. Heaven will not fail them in their day of adversity.  Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness, and relies wholly on God.—Prophets and Kings, 174, 175. { ChL 76.1 } 

 

Had God permitted David to go on unrebuked in sin, and while transgressing the divine precepts, to remain in peace and prosperity upon his throne, the skeptic and infidel might have had some excuse for citing the history of David as a reproach to the religion of the Bible. But in the experience through which He caused David to pass, the Lord shows that He cannot tolerate or excuse sin. And David's history enables us to see also the great ends which God has in view in His dealings with sin; it enables us to trace, even through darkest judgments, the working out of His purposes of mercy and beneficence. He caused David to pass under the rod, but He did not destroy him; the furnace is to purify, but not to consume. The Lord says, "If they break My statutes, and keep not My commandments; then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless My loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer My faithfulness to fail." Psalm 89:31-33.  {PP 738.2}

 

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