10 Quotes to Give You Strength and Courage During COVID-19

"It doesn't really matter how great the pressure is; it only matters where the pressure lies. See that it never comes between you and the Lord—then, the greater the pressure, the more it presses you to His breast" - Hudson Taylor

"Corrie Ten Boom, the author of The Hiding Place and survivor of the German concentration camps, used to have people come up to her and say, 'Corrie, my, what a great faith you have!' She would smile and reply, 'No, it's what a great God I have!'" - Steven Cole

"O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."  - Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 20:12

"The fear of God is the death of every other fear; like a mighty lion it chases all other fears before it."  - Charles Spurgeon

"I think one of the Devil's favorite devices is to try to make us dwell on the hardness of things in general and to make us feel as if they would always go on like this. But they will not. They are shadows that pass." - Amy Carmichael

"In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. ‘How are we to live in an atomic age?' I am tempted to reply: ‘Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents.'

In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors—anesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.

This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds." - 
C.S. Lewis (reflecting on the atomic bomb)

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."  - Hebrews 10:23–25

"Jesus predicted that in this world, between the ‘already' and the ‘not yet,' we would experience trouble, but then said we don't have to give way to fear because he has overcome the world."  - Paul David Tripp

"Anxiety is a daily statement to God saying, ‘I don't think you have my best interest in mind.'" - Tim Keller

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock." - Psalm 27:1–5
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