The basic premise of religion– that if you live a good life, things will go well for you– is wrong. Jesus was the most morally upright person who ever lived, yet He had a life filled with the experience of poverty, rejection, injustice, and even torture.

Timothy Keller (via proverbs31v25)

Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days — when your heart is broken, when you feel abandoned, when you’re out of options, when the pain is great — and you turn to God alone.

Rick Warren (via littlethingsaboutgod)

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Refine me Lord through the flame. Photo Credit
This is my prayer in the fireIn weakness or trial or painThere is a faith provedof more worth than goldSo refine me Lord through the flame
Desert Song, Hillsong

gracecamedown:

Refine me Lord through the flame. Photo Credit

This is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flame

Desert Song, Hillsong