Monday, June 27, 2011


  • Don't tell God how big your storm is, tell the storm how big your God is!
  • Faith isn't believing without proof – it's trusting without reservation || William Sloane Coffin
  • You can only apprehend the Infinite by a faculty that is superior to reason || Plotinus 
  • By all means rid yourself of an impoverished faith || George MacDonald
  • In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't || Blaise Pascal
  • Faith...comes only when the outward fact penetrates to the inner heart of man and takes possession of him there - and this is the work of the Spirit || George Hendry
  • Faith, like sight is nothing apart from God. You might as well shut your eyes and look inside, and see whether you have sight as to look inside to discover whether you have faith || Hannah Whitall Smith
  • When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding; even one word is too much || Fen Yang
  • For those with faith, no explanation is necessary. For those without, no explanation is possible || Thomas Aquinas
  • Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservations || Elton Trueblood
  • Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God || Blaise Pascal
  • Seeking to know is only too often learning to doubt || Antionette du Liger de la Garde Deshoulieres
  • Faith which does not doubt is dead faith || Miguel de Unamuno
  • It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt || Fyodor Dostoyevski
  • I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind || Saint Bernard
  • The problem with the wise is they are so filled with doubts while the dull are so certain || Bertrand Russell
  • It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull || H.L. Mencken
  • Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith || Paul Tillich
  • Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd || Voltaire
  • Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth the way || Hosea Ballou
  • Faith is the master, and reason the maid-servant || Martin Luther
  • Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe || Augustine
  • God isn't looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him || Hudson Taylor
  • Fanaticism is...overcompensation for doubt || Robertson Davies
  • Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them || Tryon Edwards
  • A single fact can spoil a good argument || Unknown
  • Faith does not ignore the facts, it ignores the power of the facts || Benny Hinn
  • A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a higher law || Unknown
  • We cannot exercise our faith beyond what we believe to be possible || John G. Lake
  • Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them || Blaise Pascal
  • Faith is the refusal to panic || David Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe || Smith Wigglesworth
  • Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are || Noah Porter
  • Man is what he believes || Anton Chekhov
  • We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples || Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe || John Henry Newman
  • Only he who believes is obedient. Only he who is obedient, believes || Deitrich Bonhoeffer
  • It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey || Soren Kierkegaard
  • Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe || Napolean Bonaparte
  • Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts || F.F. Bosworth
  • Faith is believing something you know ain't true || Mark Twain
  • Belief is reassuring. People who live in the world of belief feel safe. On the contrary, faith is forever placing us on the razor's edge || Jacques Ellul
  • Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking || R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Christianity is not a message which has to be believed, but an experience of faith that becomes a message || Edward Schillebeeckx
  • ...for Paul faith is always faith in a person. Faith is not the intellectual acceptance of a body of doctrine; faith is faith in a person || William Barclay
  • The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith || Vaclav Hlavaty
  • Sometimes God doesn't tell us His plan because we wouldn't believe it anyway || Carlton Pearson
  • Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other || Blaise Pascal
  • Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves || Rainer Maria Rilke
  • A wise man's questions contain half the answer || Gabiriol
  • Now “crises of faith” takes many shapes and forms. I suppose the salient question is whether a crisis occurs within or against faith || Michael Phillips
  • We often think of great faith as something that happens spontaneously so that we can be used for a miracle or healing. However, the greatest faith of all, and the most effective, is to live day by day trusting Him. It is trusting Him so much that we look at every problem as an opportunity to see His work in our life || Rick Joyner
  • The point of having an open mind, like having an open mouth, is to close it on something solid || G.K. Chesterton
  • Fight to escape from your own cleverness. If you do, then you will find salvation and uprightness through Jesus Christ our Lord || John Climacus
  • For many of us the great danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that we will become so distracted and rushed and preoccupied that we will settle for a mediocre version of it || John Ortberg
  • We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them || Charles West
  • If knowing answers to life's questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey. You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables - of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprehensibles, and, most of all, things unfair || Jeanne Guyon
  • I will have nothing to do with a God who cares only occasionally. I need a God who is with us always, everywhere, in the deepest depths as well as the highest heights. It is when things go wrong, when good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God is most present. We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly || Madeleine L'Engle
  • God always answers in the deeps, never in the shallows of our soul || Unknown
  • Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time || Oswald Chambers
  • Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God || Thomas A. Kempis
  • It's a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand || Madeleine L'Engle
  • Faith is the light of time, it alone recognizes truth without seeing it, touches what it cannot feel, looks upon this world as though it did not exist, sees what is not apparent. It is the key to celestial treasures, the key to the unfathomable mystery and knowledge of God. Faith conquers all the fantasy of falsehood; through faith God reveals and manifests Himself, defying all things. Faith removes the veil and uncovers eternal truth. When souls are given the understanding of faith, God speaks to them through all creation, and the universe becomes for them a living testimony which the finger of God continually traces before their eyes, the record of every passing moment, a sacred scripture. The sacred books which the Holy Spirit has dictated are only the beginnings of divine guidance for us. Everything that happens is a continuation of the scriptures, expounding for us what has not been written. Faith explains the one through the other, in which souls can discover the key to all its mysteries...... Faith is only living at its best when sensible appearances contradict and attempt to destroy it....... To find God is good in the trivial and most ordinary events as in the greatest; is to have not an ordinary, but a great and extraordinary faith....... How delightful the peace one enjoys when one has learned by faith to see God in this way through all creatures as through a transparent veil. Darkness becomes light and bitterness sweet...... There is nothing that faith does not penetrate and seek out. It passes beyond darkness, and no matter how deep the shadows, it passes through them to the truth which it always finally embraces, and from which it is never separated || Jean-Pierre de Crussade

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