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Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “God does not dispense strength and encouragement like a druggist fills your prescription. The Lord doesn’t promise to give us something to take so we can handle our weary moments. He promises us Himself. That is all. And that is enough.”

God does not dispense strength and encouragement like a druggist fills your prescription. The Lord doesn’t promise to give us something to take so we can handle our weary moments. He promises us Himself. That is all. And that is enough.

— Charles R. Swindoll



Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “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.”

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


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Make a plan now to keep a daily appointment with God. The enemy is going to tell you to set it aside, but you must carve out the time. If you’re too busy to meet with the Lord, friend, then you are simply too busy.”

Make a plan now to keep a daily appointment with God. The enemy is going to tell you to set it aside, but you must carve out the time. If you’re too busy to meet with the Lord, friend, then you are simply too busy.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.”

We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “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.”

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


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “I believe firmly in God’s control in life.”

I believe firmly in God’s control in life.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.”

The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and times are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope then is in God and not in yourself.”

When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and times are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope then is in God and not in yourself.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Vision encompasses vast vistas outside the realm of the predictable, the safe, the expected.”

Vision encompasses vast vistas outside the realm of the predictable, the safe, the expected.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “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.”

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



Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Refuse to let your situation determine your attitude.”

Refuse to let your situation determine your attitude.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “When we attempt to find meaning in the pursuit of pleasure, the commitment to a job, or through plumbing intellectual depths, we all eventually find in each of these pursuits a dead end.”

When we attempt to find meaning in the pursuit of pleasure, the commitment to a job, or through plumbing intellectual depths, we all eventually find in each of these pursuits a dead end.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “God often does His best work in us when He catches us by surprise and introduces a change that is completely against our own desire.”

God often does His best work in us when He catches us by surprise and introduces a change that is completely against our own desire.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Envy is one of the great enemies of active spirituality. It keeps us from loving our neighbours, from functioning with others in community, and from affirming people’s unique worth. It also steals contentment from the heart. Is there anything or anyone you are envious of?”

Envy is one of the great enemies of active spirituality. It keeps us from loving our neighbours, from functioning with others in community, and from affirming people’s unique worth. It also steals contentment from the heart. Is there anything or anyone you are envious of?

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “When we panic, we instinctively turn to our own internal resources because we doubt Him.”

When we panic, we instinctively turn to our own internal resources because we doubt Him.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “When a church is spending more of its budget on media than shepherding, something is out of whack. We have gotten things twisted around.”

When a church is spending more of its budget on media than shepherding, something is out of whack. We have gotten things twisted around.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Next time you’re faced with a credit-purchase decision, wait. Don’t say no necessarily. Just wait. I challenge you to present your need to the Lord before presenting it to a bank, and see what He does with it.”

Next time you’re faced with a credit-purchase decision, wait. Don’t say no necessarily. Just wait. I challenge you to present your need to the Lord before presenting it to a bank, and see what He does with it.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “God’s word is tailor-made for gray-slush days. It sends a beam of light through the fog. It signals safety when we fear we’ll never make it through.”

God’s word is tailor-made for gray-slush days. It sends a beam of light through the fog. It signals safety when we fear we’ll never make it through.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Discipline is training that corrects and perfects our mental faculties or molds our moral character. Discipline is control gained by enforced obedience. It is the deliberate cultivation of inner order.”

Discipline is training that corrects and perfects our mental faculties or molds our moral character. Discipline is control gained by enforced obedience. It is the deliberate cultivation of inner order.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “God’s heavenly plan doesn’t always make earthly sense.”

God’s heavenly plan doesn’t always make earthly sense.

— Charles R. Swindoll



Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “When you have a sense of calling, whether it’s to be a musician, soloist, artist, in one of the technical fields, or a plumber, there is something deep and enriching when you realize it isn’t just a casual choice, it’s a divine calling. It’s not limited to vocational Christian service by any means.”

When you have a sense of calling, whether it’s to be a musician, soloist, artist, in one of the technical fields, or a plumber, there is something deep and enriching when you realize it isn’t just a casual choice, it’s a divine calling. It’s not limited to vocational Christian service by any means.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Strength comes from choosing to fully trust, pray, and praise. Our circumstances may not change, but in the process we change.”

Strength comes from choosing to fully trust, pray, and praise. Our circumstances may not change, but in the process we change.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Allowing anger to seethe on the back burner will lead to a very large lid blowing off a very hot pot.”

Allowing anger to seethe on the back burner will lead to a very large lid blowing off a very hot pot.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “I have no interest in returning to yesteryear. I love the conveniences and delights of today’s time. I wouldn’t go back if I could.”

I have no interest in returning to yesteryear. I love the conveniences and delights of today’s time. I wouldn’t go back if I could.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Anxious. Intriguing word. It literally means, “to be divided” or “distracted.” It conveys the idea of being so mentally ill at ease that you cannot do what you need to do because you are so distracted in your thinking.”

Anxious. Intriguing word. It literally means, “to be divided” or “distracted.” It conveys the idea of being so mentally ill at ease that you cannot do what you need to do because you are so distracted in your thinking.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Today is unique! It has never occurred and it will never be repeated. At midnight it will end, quietly, suddenly, totally. Forever. But the hours between now and then are opportunities with eternal possibilities.”

Today is unique! It has never occurred and it will never be repeated. At midnight it will end, quietly, suddenly, totally. Forever. But the hours between now and then are opportunities with eternal possibilities.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Ours is a bad, bad world, but does that mean nothing’s good? Does it mean we have run out of things for which to be grateful? No, no, a thousand times, no!”

Ours is a bad, bad world, but does that mean nothing’s good? Does it mean we have run out of things for which to be grateful? No, no, a thousand times, no!

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Do you want to be wise? Choose wise friends.”

Do you want to be wise? Choose wise friends.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind -jump in.”

The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind -jump in.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Not every Christian finds it easy to believe.”

Not every Christian finds it easy to believe.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Remorse is sorrow over being caught and the pain of consequences that follow. Repentance is not being concerned for ourselves but having a contrite heart.”

Remorse is sorrow over being caught and the pain of consequences that follow. Repentance is not being concerned for ourselves but having a contrite heart.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “If you want to be a person with a large vision, you must cultivate the habit of doing the little things well.”

If you want to be a person with a large vision, you must cultivate the habit of doing the little things well.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Those who feed on rumors are small, suspicious souls.”

Those who feed on rumors are small, suspicious souls.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Give us an intense distaste for things that displease You and a renewed pleasure in things that bring You honor and magnify Your truth.”

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


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Many seducers clutter the simple message of the gospel with legalistic additions, with convoluted attempts to legitimize moral compromise, and with psychological theories that turn churches into relational support groups instead of houses of worship.”

Many seducers clutter the simple message of the gospel with legalistic additions, with convoluted attempts to legitimize moral compromise, and with psychological theories that turn churches into relational support groups instead of houses of worship.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “For there to be true maturity, people must be given room to grow, which includes room to fail...”

For there to be true maturity, people must be given room to grow, which includes room to fail...

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Focusing intently on Christ naturally results in a lifestyle of increasingly greater selflessness. And it has another benefit. Gazing on Christ gives us greater ability to look past life’s trials and remain calm in the midst of what others would call chaos.”

Focusing intently on Christ naturally results in a lifestyle of increasingly greater selflessness. And it has another benefit. Gazing on Christ gives us greater ability to look past life’s trials and remain calm in the midst of what others would call chaos.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Go God’s way! His is the most reliable route to follow when life gets complicated. It will have its tough moments, but you will never regret it.”

Go God’s way! His is the most reliable route to follow when life gets complicated. It will have its tough moments, but you will never regret it.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Let your life yield a sweet, winsome melody that this old world needs so desperately. Yes you can if you will.”

Let your life yield a sweet, winsome melody that this old world needs so desperately. Yes you can if you will.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “I don’t have to explain or defend the will of God. My job is simply to obey it.”

I don’t have to explain or defend the will of God. My job is simply to obey it.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “If you want to stop an argument, close your mouth.”

If you want to stop an argument, close your mouth.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “I have tried and I cannot find, either in scripture or in history, a strong-willed individual whom God used greatly until He allowed them to be hurt deeply.”

I have tried and I cannot find, either in scripture or in history, a strong-willed individual whom God used greatly until He allowed them to be hurt deeply.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Cults use our vocabulary, but they don’t use our dictionary.”

Cults use our vocabulary, but they don’t use our dictionary.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “God declared me righteous!”

God declared me righteous!

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience.”

Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Things will happen that seem to be totally contradictory, but these are God’s arrangements. It was a wonderful day when I finally realized I don’t have to explained or defend the will of God. My job is simply to obey it.”

Things will happen that seem to be totally contradictory, but these are God’s arrangements. It was a wonderful day when I finally realized I don’t have to explained or defend the will of God. My job is simply to obey it.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Grace is ours. Let’s live it! Deny it or debate it and we kill it.”

Grace is ours. Let’s live it! Deny it or debate it and we kill it.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “One of my great goals in life is to live long enough to where I am in the pulpit, preaching my heart out, and I die on the spot, my chin hits the pulpit – boom! – and I’m down and out. What a way to die!”

One of my great goals in life is to live long enough to where I am in the pulpit, preaching my heart out, and I die on the spot, my chin hits the pulpit – boom! – and I’m down and out. What a way to die!

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “What is God looking for? He is looking for men and women whose hearts are completely His – completely.”

What is God looking for? He is looking for men and women whose hearts are completely His – completely.

— Charles R. Swindoll


Charles R. Swindoll Quote: “Don’t seek more days in your life but more life in your days.”

Don’t seek more days in your life but more life in your days.

— Charles R. Swindoll

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