Life Purpose Motivation: 10 Unique Hardship Quotes for Sermons

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Hardship Quotes to Get Us Thinking Deeper

One helpful spiritual thing we can do is to reframe difficult events.

In the Chinese language, the word “crisis” is written with two characters and each stands for a different concept. The first represents “danger,” the second “opportunity.” Our English word “crisis” has an all-negative connotation. But the Chinese word invites you to see both the downside and the upside. It doesn’t deny the negative. But it suggests a positive aspect as well.

Hardship Quotes for Sermons:

One helpful spiritual thing we can do is to reframe difficult events.

One helpful spiritual thing we can do is to reframe difficult events.

– Glenn C. Stewart

We need to look at the upside of hardship, not just the downside.

We need to look at the upside of hardship, not just the downside.

– Glenn C. Stewart

Hardship, however it comes into our life, is an instructive and corrective tool of God to develop us to maturity.

Hardship, however it comes into our life, is an instructive and corrective tool of God to develop us to maturity.

– Glenn C. Stewart

If God didn’t care, He wouldn’t train us and be so intent on developing our lives to full maturity. – Glenn C. Stewart

If God didn’t care, He wouldn’t train us and be so intent on developing our lives to full maturity.

– Glenn C. Stewart

Hardship is part of the corrective prescription that our lives all need.

Hardship is part of the corrective prescription that our lives all need.

– Glenn C. Stewart

Holiness is the character of God. To share in His holiness is to become like Him in the character of our life. – Glenn C. Stewart

Holiness is the character of God. To share in His holiness is to become like Him in the character of our life.

– Glenn C. Stewart

Would you like to be a person of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? That's who Jesus is. – Glenn C. Stewart

Would you like to be a person of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? That’s who Jesus is.

– Glenn C. Stewart

Peace is the inner sense of being okay and content, even in the midst of the hardship. – Glenn C. Stewart

Peace is the inner sense of being okay and content, even in the midst of the hardship.

– Glenn C. Stewart

Peace doesn’t deny difficulty, but it has an inner calm and quietness even while enduring the pressure.

Peace doesn’t deny difficulty, but it has an inner calm and quietness even while enduring the pressure.

– Glenn C. Stewart

The more I’m shaped, the more I’m conformed, the more I am a sharer in God's holiness, the more I experience peace at the center of my life. – Glenn C. Stewart

The more I’m shaped, the more I’m conformed, the more I am a sharer in God’s holiness, the more I experience peace at the center of my life.

– Glenn C. Stewart


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Glenn C. Stewart has forty years of experience leading churches, planting a church, and developing leaders. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology and leadership at the Orlando campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University, and as the chairman of the board of a Christian college and seminary. Along with his degrees in Bible and theology he has a master’s degree in organizational leadership. Glenn has a heart for serving pastors and being a spiritual mentor.
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