John C. Broger quote

"Anger and bitterness are two noticeable signs of being focused on self and not trusting God's sovereignty in your life. When you believe that God causes all things to work together for good to those who belong to Him and love Him, you can respond to trials with joy instead of anger or bitterness."

John C. Broger

Born: 1913

Die: February 19, 2006

Occupation: Author

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