For He knows what we are made of …

“For He knows what we are made of, how we are formed, He knows our frame, He is mindful, remembers that we are dust. This knowledge of God embraces our constitutional temperament, the feebleness of our understanding, the strength of our fears, the shattered state of our nerves, the violence of temptations, our readiness to sink into melancholy, and everything calling for tender compassions.”
– William S. Plumer

Fix your eyes on the only One Who truly understands …

“Fix your eyes on the only One Who truly understands, because He’s the only One Who has ever experienced true loneliness.”

“for the first time in eternity, Jesus discovered true, ultimate loneliness. When He “became sin for us” (2 Corinthians 5:21), God Himself had to turn His face away and cut Him off.
Suddenly Jesus had no one at all — not even God!
In this new, strange, hellish horror, Jesus let loose a roar: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46).
“[It is] a scream of despairing agony in the darkness. It is the picture of an eclipsed God and a lost soul; it is the hour and power of darkness: the hosts of hell fill it, and the opaque sins of a world thicken it: It is Jesus bearing MY sin in His own body on the tree. It is Jesus taking the place of a lost soul.” (Oswald J. Sanders, Christ Incomparable, p.167.)
Jesus on the cross became truly lonely, so that you and I would never need to be.

When on the cross Jesus found out what real loneliness felt like, He made sure it need never happen to you.”

-from p.28,29 of “Fix Your Eyes On Jesus” by Anne Ortlund.

Many persons who …

“Many persons who have been raised in our churches no longer think in terms of reverence, which seems to indicate that they doubt God’s presence is there! Much of the blame must be placed on the growing acceptance of a worldly secularism that seems much more appealing than any real desire for the spiritual life that is pleasing to God.
We secularize God; we secularize the gospel of Christ and we secularize worship! No great and spiritually minded men of God are going to come out of such churches, nor any great spiritual movement of believing prayer and revival.
If God is to be honored and revered and truly worshiped, He may have to sweep us away and start somewhere else! Let us confess that there is a necessity for true worship among us.
If God is who He says He is and if we are the believing people of God we claim to be, we must worship Him! In my own assessment, for men and women to lose the awareness of God in our midst is a loss too terrible ever to be appraised!”
– A. W. Tozer

Who pardons all your iniquities …

“Who pardons all your iniquities: without forgiveness of sins life would be a burden. Pardon is not a state to which the believer raises himself by a long and holy course, – it is an act of God’s free mercy and grace in Christ Jesus. …Pardon and purity are the medicines of the Gospel. Unless we be made like Christ, we shall never be with Christ.”
– William S. Plumer

Any time we turn the …

“Any time we turn the things of God to our own advantage; any time we minister out of self-interest; any time we seek to establish our own kingdom or use God to promote our goals; we are guilty of setting up shop with the temple profiteers. No matter how spiritual our ministry looks, if our motives are for self-gain, God will judge it.
If we are to know the Presence of God we must be cleansed of selfish ambition. All our motives must be laid open before Him. All self-interest and self-promotion must be cast out.”

-from p.68 of “A Prophet’s Heart” by Charles Brown.