Fear not! Have confidence in God! After such a storm you will be as strong as ever. He is always near, to help you grow ever more in goodness and holiness. You will come out of your trial a better and wiser person.—cf. My Daily Bread
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This quote is derived from Chapter 49 of My Daily Bread, titled “Temptation as a Teacher.” Each chapter in this book is a reflection written as a dialogue with Christ, beginning with him speaking to the reader:
- My Child, when a man of good will is bothered by evil thoughts and inclinations, he understands more deeply how much he needs Me. He is impressed by his natural weakness in trying to live a good life.
- He realizes that perfect security and peace are not to be had in this world. Then he finds this life less attractive. Death seems to frighten him less because it is the doorway to Heaven. He may even pray for it to free him from the temptations which surround him.
- Fear not! Have confidence in Me! After such a storm you will be as strong as ever. I am always near, to help you grow ever more in goodness and holiness. You will come out of your trial a better and wiser man.
- Is anything difficult to Me? Will I fail to keep My promises? Stand firm and keep fighting against your temptations. Have patience! Be brave and wait for My grace. Your fears will be conquered by a strong faith and confidence in Me. When you are ready for it, My comfort and consolation will come to you.