I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.