'It is a mistake to entertain the thought that God is pleased to see His children suffer. All heaven is interested in the happiness of man. Our heavenly Father does not close the avenues of joy to any of His creatures.' (SC46)
'Our heavenly Father is never unmindful of those whom sorrow has touched.' (MB11)
'God would not have any of us remain pressed down by . . . sorrow, with sore and breaking hearts. He would have us look up to catch the rainbow of promise, and reflect light to others. Oh, the blessed Jesus stands by many whose eyes are so blinded by tears that they do not discern Him.
He longs to clasp our hands firmly, while we cling to Him in simple faith, imploring Him to guide us. It is our privilege to rejoice in God. If we will let the comfort and peace of Jesus into our lives, we shall be kept close to His great heart of love.' (2SM257-8)
'True happiness will be the result of every self-denial, every crucifixion of self. One victory won, the next is more easily gained.' (4T345)
Jesus `has loved us with an everlasting love and with loving-kindness compassed us about. We may keep the heart stayed upon Him and meditate upon His loving-kindness all the day. He will lift the soul above the daily sorrow and perplexity, into a realm of peace.' (MB12)