Culture is religion externalized - Henry Van Til
When we feel God's plow going into our hearts, remember that God does not plow without purposing a crop. - Thomas Watson
This last one is a quote from the book Beloved Bride by Bill Potter
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson wrote in a letter to his sister after the loss of his first wife and child, who was stillborn at birth and also the time in which his wife also died:
"I have been called to pass through the deep waters of affliction, but all has been satisfied. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord. It is his will that my dearest wife and child should no longer abide with me, and as it is His holy will, I am perfectly reconciled to the sad bereavement, though I deeply mourn my loss. Oh! the consolations of religion! I can willingly submit to anything if God strengthens me. I have joy in knowing that God withholds no good things from them that love and keep his commandments. And he will overrule this sad, sad bereavement for good."