Quotation Explorer - 'Charles R. Swindoll'

What's God saying to you now? "All things are possible to him who worries?" No. "All things are possible to him who attempts to work it out?" No. "All things are possible to him who believes. --Man to Man: Chuck Swindoll Selects His Most Significant Writings for Men - Charles R. Swindoll
It's not enough merely to believe there is a God. You must believe in the God who is there. - Charles R. Swindoll
Elizabeth's barreness and advanced age--a double symbol of hopelessness--became the means by which God would announce to the world that nothing is impossible for Him. - Charles R. Swindoll
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. - Charles R. Swindoll
Israel's first king, Saul, looked like he was born for the role. He was tall, handsome, intelligent, and sensitive to God's leading. But he eventually lost most of his attractive qualities, the most important being obedience. - Charles R. Swindoll
God doesn't work on our timetable. He has a plan that He will execute perfectly and for the highest, greatest good of all, and for His ultimate glory. - Charles R. Swindoll
The abundance Jesus offers is a spiritual abundance that transcends circumstances, like income, health, living conditions, and even death. The abundant life is eternal. - Charles R. Swindoll
When the Lord makes it clear you're to follow Him in this new direction, focus fully on Him and refuse to be distracted by comparisons with others. - Charles R. Swindoll
God gave laws to His people to bless them, not to burden them. Every rule either elevates the quality of human life or restores one's relationship with God after a breach. He makes no extraneous demands and He is never capricious. - Charles R. Swindoll
Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience. - Charles R. Swindoll
Good intentions and earnest effort are not enough. Only Jesus can make an otherwise futile life productive. - Charles R. Swindoll
If you allow it, [suffering] can be the means by which God brings you His greatest blessings. - Charles R. Swindoll
When we panic, we instinctively turn to our own internal resources because we doubt Him. - Charles R. Swindoll
Give us an intense distaste for things that displease You and a renewed pleasure in things that bring You honor and magnify Your truth. - Charles R. Swindoll
We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn't come naturally. It's a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith. - Charles R. Swindoll
It takes faith to find personal significance in your relationship with God rather than how much money you earn, how beautiful you look, how many toys you own, how many trophies you collect, or how much territory you conquer and control. - Charles R. Swindoll
Like sin itself, Satan appeals to the senses. He originated and perfected the art of disguising evil as good. - Charles R. Swindoll
Deep, contended joy comes from a place of complete security and confidence [in God] - even in the midst of trial. - Charles R. Swindoll
When you suffer and lose, that does not mean you are being disobedient to God. In fact, it might mean you're right in the center of His will. The path of obedience is often marked by times of suffering and loss. - Charles R. Swindoll
The size of a challenge should never be measured by what we have to offer. It will never be enough. Furthermore, provision is God's responsibility, not ours. We are merely called to commit what we have - even if it's no more than a sack lunch. - Charles R. Swindoll
The crisis of physical hunger is essentially a crisis of faith. What or whom will you trust to meet your most basic needs? Will you trust the God who made human bodies, or will you seek your own way? (Deuteronomy 8:1-3) - Charles R. Swindoll
In order to cease our striving, we must transfer our trust away from our own abilities, our own accomplishments, our own strength, and place it on His provision. - Charles R. Swindoll
When I have a wrong attitude, I look at life humanly. When I have a right attitude, I look at life divinely. - Charles R. Swindoll
God has called His creation to find satisfaction in a personal relationship with Him, and stop trying to manage the world by conforming it to our expectations, and to allow Him to govern His creation. He continues to say through an ancient Hebrew worship song, "Be still and know that I am God! - Charles R. Swindoll
While God, for the most part, allows this cosmos [creation] to work according to the laws of nature, there is never a time when He is not actively involved in every detail of life. - Charles R. Swindoll
Sin may have the power to kill and destroy, but God is the Creator of life. He can create it from nothing, and He can restore it from death.(John 11:25-26) - Charles R. Swindoll
God never calls His people to accomplish anything without promising to supply their every need. - Charles R. Swindoll
Peter's destiny lay along a different path from John's. And your calling is unlike anyone else's. But the call remains the same: "Follow Me! - Charles R. Swindoll
Life...as God intended it enables us to live above the drag of fear, superstition, shame, pessimism, guilt, anxiety, worry, and all the negativity that keeps people from seizing each day as a gift from Him. - Charles R. Swindoll
Faith itself cannot accomplish anything, yet without faith, no one can fly. - Charles R. Swindoll
To require God to prove that He is able and willing to fulfill His promises would be proof positive that one does not trust Him. - Charles R. Swindoll
Which should be an excellent reminder that when God tells you to do something, you’d better do it; He always has a reason. - Charles R. Swindoll
The devil, darkness, and death may swagger and boast, the pangs of life will sting for a while longer, but don't worry; the forces of evil are breathing their last. Not to worry...He's risen! - Charles R. Swindoll
Jesus kept it simple. The lesson wasn't complicated. 'I speak; you believe My word; your son will be fine.' We complicate what God has made simple by seeing the world through human eyes. We want to see in order to believe and presume that our limitations are His. - Charles R. Swindoll
Whatever we do, we must not treat the Great Commission like it's the Great Suggestion. - Charles R. Swindoll
God never asked us to meet life's pressures and demands on our own terms or by relying upon our own strength. Nor did He demands that we win His favor by assembling an impressive portfolio of good deeds. Instead, He invites us to enter His rest. - Charles R. Swindoll
Choose to view life through God's eyes. - Charles R. Swindoll
Anything under God's control is never out of control. - Charles R. Swindoll
Peter must have thought, "Who am I compared to Mr. Faithfulness (John)?" But Jesus clarified the issue. John was responsible for John. Peter was responsible for Peter. And each had only one command to heed: "Follow Me." (John 21:20-22) - Charles R. Swindoll
Let your passion become a passionate pursuit of Me. And as you follow, the sheep will follow.' (John 21:20-22) - Charles R. Swindoll
God presents the Sabbath rest as a shelter we can enter. (Hebrews 4:1-11) - Charles R. Swindoll
Hope doesn't require a massive chain where heavy links of logic hold it together. A thin wire will do...just strong enough to get us through the night until the winds die down. - Charles R. Swindoll
The matters we or the world might consider trivial, He cares about and wants to remedy. He longs to relieve our worries and has promised to supply our most fundamental needs. - Charles R. Swindoll
While I wholeheartedly believe in choosing to approach every challenge with a great attitude, I don't mean that we should abandon authenticity and live in fantasyland. - Charles R. Swindoll
Consistent, Timely encouragement has the staggering magnetic power to draw an immortal soul to the God of Hope. The one whose name is Wonderful Counselor. - Charles R. Swindoll
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. - Charles R. Swindoll
[Jesus] plan called for action, and how He expressed it predicted its success. He didn't say "you *might* be my witnesses," or "you *could* be my witnesses," or even "you *should* be my witnesses." He said "you *will* be my witnesses. - Charles R. Swindoll
Boldness in the course of a noble fight is worth the risk...If you stand on truth, you'll only regret your timidity later, but you'll never regret being bold. - Charles R. Swindoll
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