Pain Quotes

“You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up.”

“Pain does not always equate with something bad; it could simply mean it’s time to adjust. It could be an indication that the time has passed for you to be where you are now and that you need to push to the next level.”

“God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.”

“Pain is your passport to new levels of growth.”

“So many Christians seek to live the pain-free Christian life. Such a life has no impact.” (Michael Oh)

“Jesus is so familiar with your pain that He literally became it.” (Judah Smith)

“Never lose your expectations. Past pain can cause you to reduce your expectations from high possibilities to next to nothing. Expectation is the substance of your faith. If you have no expectations, faith has nothing to work for. Faith is the substance of what you expect; the evidence that your expectations is a real thing.” (Paul A. Adefarasin)

“Some say a loving God wouldn’t allow pain, but God’s love is not a pampering love; it’s a perfecting love. God is producing something in us – like the likeness of His Son. And He is going to do whatever it takes to make that happen. You might want to get off the program, but any other path will lead you to a place you don’t want to be.” (James MacDonald)

“No healthy Christian ever chooses suffering, He chooses God’s Will as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.” (Oswald Chambers)

“God has a purpose for your life that’s far greater than your pain. Don’t let the struggle you’re currently going through keep you from the blessings that God has for you.” (Trent Shelton)

“Nothing happens apart from God’s knowledge and will, including our suffering.” (Edward Welch)

“Every one of us loves Pauline Theology, but few of us want Pauline Pain.” (Matt Chandler)

“Yes, I pray that my pain might be removed, that it might cease; but more so, I pray for the strength to bear it, the grace to benefit from it, and the devotion to offer it up to God as a sacrifice of praise.” (Joni Eareckson)

“You’ve got to be centered on Christ. It’s a work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit forms Jesus within us. No cross? No crown. No pain? No gain. No way around it – if there was a shortcut, I’d know it and I’d tell ya.” (John Corapi)

“You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are.” (Joyce Meyer)

“There is a purpose to suffering and if faced rightly it can drive us like a nail deep into the love of God and into more stability and spiritual power than you can imagine.” (Timothy Keller)

“God uses chronic pain and weakness, along with other afflictions, as His chisel for sculpting our lives. Felt weakness deepens dependence on Christ for strength each day. The weaker we feel, the harder we lean.” (J.I. Packer)

“God is able to take your life, with all of the heartache, all of the pain, all of the regret, all of the missed opportunities, and use you for His glory.” (Chuck Swindoll)

“People who go through life unscathed by sorrow and untouched by pain tend to be shallow in their perspectives on life. Suffering, on the other hand, tends to plow up the surface of our lives to uncover the depths that provide greater strength of purpose and accomplishment. Only deeply plowed earth can yield bountiful harvests.” (Billy Graham)

“God will never waste your pain.”

“Letting Jesus overcome the world of pain we face requires a total surrender of our sword…of our desire to fix it ourselves and have it comfort us in the process. He’s not just a teddy bear to squeeze. He’s a powerhouse and we have the invitation to step into that power…but it costs us something…it costs us our own strength, power, and trust in ourselves that we once had.”

“Pain doesn’t just show up in our lives for no reason. It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to be changed.”

“Don’t worry. God is never blind to your tears, never deaf to your prayers, and never silent to your pain. He sees, He hears, and He will deliver.”

“Sufferings, including the pain of loneliness, are God’s instruments for the perfection of our character. Christian character does not grow when everything is easy.”

“Your greatest ministry will most likely come out of your greatest hurt.” (Rick Warren)

“God has a purpose for you pain; a reason for your struggle; and a reward for your faithfulness. Trust Him and don’t give up.”

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”

“God never allows pain without a purpose.” (Jerry Bridges)

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” (Haruki Murakami)

“Try to look at the painful moments in life as giving you strength rather than taking it from you. Embrace the pain and then release it. Learn from it and then move on from it. Don’t continue to dwell on it or carry it around with you or you will never fully heal from it. Pain is a part of life and the challenge is to break through it.”