Best Joni Eareckson Tada Quotes
Joni Eareckson Tada Quotes About Suffering, Heaven, Wheelchair, Unthinkable, Death, Life & Success! Jonathan Eareckson Tada is an evangelical Christian author, radio broadcaster, artist. She is also founder of Joni and Friends, an organization “advancing Christian ministry in the handicap community.” Born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1949, Joni Eareckson is an American author. Thanks to her parents, Tada grew up with an active lifestyle who encouraged her to ride horses, hike, play tennis, and swim.
She drowned in the Chesapeake Bay on July 30, 1967, when she was 17 years old, after misjudging the depth of the water. While swimming in the Chesapeake Bay in July 1967 at the age of 17, she mistook the depth of the water for its actual depth. In 1976, Tada published her autobiography, Joni: The remarkable tale of a young woman’s fight against quadriplegia and despair, which became a worldwide bestseller and was translated into several languages. A film adaptation of the novel, starring herself, was released in 1979.
“Joni and Friends,” an organization she created in 1979, aims to “accelerate Christian service in the handicap population” worldwide. Since 1982, “Joni and Friends Radio” has been the longest-running show. It is currently four minutes long and may be heard on more than 1,000 radio and television stations daily. In addition to her daily radio segment, “Diamonds in the Dust,” Tada also records a one-minute audio piece.
When Tada sang the theme song from the Christian film Alone Yet Not Alone in 2014, the media took notice. On disabilities and Christianity, Tada has written more than 48 books. In 2010, Tada reported that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the advanced stage of stage III. In 2015, she was pronounced cancer-free after completing her treatment.
Best Joni Eareckson Tada Quotes
1.”You westerners are the ones we can’t understand. God has given you so much, you have been so blessed…why are so many people in your country so unhappy?”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
2.”One of the most wonderful things about knowing God is that there’s always so much more to know, so much more to discover.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
3.”God always seems bigger to those who need him most. And suffering is the tool he uses to help us need him more.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
4.”Right now, we wear our souls on the inside. But one day we will be “clothed in righteousness” as we wear our souls on the outside, brilliant and glorious.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
5.”Contentment has an internal quietness of heart that gladly submits to God in all circumstances.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
6.”To be honest, many of the sentimental hymns and gospel songs of our heritage don’t do much to hone that image.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
7.”Thankfully, God brought wise Christian friends alongside to help me discover life-transforming precepts in his Word.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
8.”The greatest good suffering can do for me is to increase my capacity for God.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
9.”Nothing is a surprise to God; nothing is a setback to His plans; nothing can thwart His purposes; and nothing is beyond His control. His sovereignty is absolute. Everything that happens is uniquely ordained by God.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
10.”Sovereignty is a weighty thing to ascribe to the nature and character of God. Yet if He were not sovereign, He would not be God. The Bible is clear that God is in control of everything that happens.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
11.”Subdue your heart to match your circumstances.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
12.”If you had never known physical pain in your life, how could you appreciate the nail scarred hands with which Jesus Christ will meet you?”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
13.”People who don’t believe in God consider time an adversary.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
14.”The best we can hope for in this life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
15.”Some people tend to believe that I’m a strong believer, a strong Christian, but that’s not true. I’m not a strong believer. I’m very weak.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
16.”We forget God is less interested in our physical comfort and more interested in our soul. My soul has become so much more settled. My hope is more anchored in Christ and in heaven.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
17.”Every Christian who keeps looking up stretches his heart’s capacity for Heaven.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
18.”When a Christian realizes his citizenship is in heaven, he begins acting as a responsible citizen of earth.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
19.”Believers are never told to become one; we already are one and are expected to act like it.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
20.”Only God is capable of telling us what our rights and needs are. You have to surrender that right to Him.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
21.”The Psalms wrap nouns and verbs around our pain better than any other book.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
22.”Maybe the truly handicapped people are the ones that don’t need God as much.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
23.”My longings are best met when, in prayer, I simply let my heart beat in time with the Lord’s.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
24.”Gradually, the unthinkable becomes tolerable, then acceptable, then legal, then praised.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
25.”Yes, I pray that my pain might be removed, that it might cease; but more so, I pray for the strength to bear it, the grace to benefit from it, and the devotion to offer it up to God as a sacrifice of praise.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
26.”When we say yes to the grace of God, we are learning how to die.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
27.”When we honestly ask God the ‘why’ question, He doesn’t give us answers as much as He gives us Himself.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
28.”Cancer is such a wake-up call to remind us how high the cosmic stakes really are and how short and brief and frail life really is.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
29.”I think I demonstrate my trust in God in private [with Him]. But I [also] demonstrate my trust when I spend less time on the internet looking up issues dealing with my cancer and more time in God’s Word.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.
30.”Suffering provides the gym equipment on which my faith can be exercised.”-Joni Eareckson Tada.