Christian Quotes To Get You Through The School Year
Here are some of my favorite Christian quotes that can help you get through the school year, whether that’s college or a public or private school and even a home school.
Adrian Rogers has some of the most powerful Christian quotes there are to be found anywhere. He once said “Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" The point is that nothing surprises God. There is nothing in your life that catches Him off guard. Has it ever dawned on you that nothing’s ever dawned on God? Your school semester is known in advance by God and He is with you throughout the school year. Never will He leave you and never will He forsake you (Heb 13:5).
C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis once wrote about the immutability of the glory of God by writing that “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.” God’s glory is never diminished by human actions. It’s more possible to put the light of the sun out than it is for us to diminish one fraction of one percent of God’s glory. You can glorify God further, but never any less, by the way you act, work, and study as a student.
Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Ward Beecher said something very profound, more than once, but one time he said “If a man cannot be a Christian in the place he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.” That means in the work place, in the street, and in school. If we are not living the Christian life where we are at today then we cannot be anywhere else. We cannot reserve our Christianity only for church, Sunday school, or Bible study. We should not leave our faith at the door when we leave church. We must live it out every day, wherever we might find ourselves.
An Unknown Author
I hear a lot of people tell me that they found God but my question is, “Was He lost?” No, God is never lost but we were. An unknown author wrote “Some people talk about finding God - as if He could get lost.” We were the ones that were lost, like the prodigal was but the prodigal’s father got it right. The prodigal son didn’t find the father but the father sought and ran after him when he saw him. We were more than lost; we were dead, as Jesus tells us the words of the prodigal father after his son’s return, “this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate” (Luke 15:24).
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Mr. Fosdick nails it when he writes about praying to God but marks the difference between our wants and our needs when he wrote “God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.” We sometimes treat God as a cosmic genie when we make prayer requests but God gives us what we need and not always what we want. Imagine a father giving his child everything he wants; the boy wants to play with a knife and so he asks his father for one but the father has enough wisdom to know that he’ll hurt himself with that and instead gives him a toy car. That’s what the boy needs. The boy isn’t wise enough to know the difference between what he really wants and what he really needs but the father is, just as our Father knows better than we do what we need.
Theodore L. Cuyler
Mr. Cuyler wrote about what we all seem to struggle with and that is anxiety. He wrote “God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on the top of them.” I know I am not strong enough. I have to trust God for tomorrow because I can’t do anything about it. I can only do what I can do today and that’s enough for me. Jesus said “do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matt 6:34).
D.L. Moody is one of my heroes of the faith. After he was saved, he made a vow to God to witness to at least one person each day for the rest of his life and to the best of my knowledge, he kept that vow. He had great wisdom in many areas in life and once wrote “We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.” This was the nature of Israel. Every time they would begin to prosper and had no wants, they would forget about God. They saw that all their needs were met and so they tended to not depend on God, therefore, some can handle prosperity but most cannot.
This “prince of preachers,” Charles Spurgeon, was one of history’s greatest preachers. He once wisely wrote “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” Anxiety is like borrowing the trouble of tomorrow and paying interest on it today. You’re making anxiety payments on it before it’s even due! What a waste. Anxiety really tells God that you don’t trust Him even though we have every reason to know that He is fully trustworthy in every way.
I hope these quotes can help you through the school year. I remember what a grind that was but the time will come when it’s all over and it will have been worth every effort so stay with it and be consistent and don’t lose hope. God is with you every step of the way. If you’re facing a mountain of work, you can move it; one rock at a time.
Article by Jack Wellman