Where there looms fear,
There is need for drawing close to God.
Where there is no fear,
We invest little in prayer.
Where there is grief,
There is need for hope.
Where there is no sorrow,
We grip tightly to the present instead of Jesus.
Where there is doubt.
There is a need for faith
Where doubt does not exist,
There is little need to exercise faith.
Where there is love and forgiveness,
There is passionate devotion.
Where there is no love there is indifference,
and indifference makes the heart grow hard.
Where there is horrid ugliness
There is a longing for innocence.
Where people accept the grotesque,
There is no desire for salvation.
All the doubt, the fear, the sorrow, the ugliness does not show the absence of God, but quite to the contrary … Shows our need for Him.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world. – Jesus John 16:33