My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes - many times - my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens - and it happens every day in some measure - I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.
— John Piper (via heartofamissionary)
Which do you want: the pain of staying where you are, or the pain of growth?
— Judith Hanson Lasater (via hederafleuron)
My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.
— Imam al-Shafi’i ( ابو عبدالله محمد بن إدريس الشافعيّ)