Koinonia (koinonia) wrote,

"No one on this earth can avoid affliction; and although the
afflictions which the Lord sends are not great men imagine them
beyond their strength and are crushed by them. This is because
they will not humble their souls and commit themselves to the will
of God. But the Lord Himself guides with His grace those who are
given over to God's will, and they bear all things with fortitude for
the sake of God Whom they have so loved and with Whom they
are glorified for ever. It is impossible to escape tribulation in this
world but the man who is giver over to the will of God bears
tribulation easily, seeing it but putting his trust in the Lord, and
so his tribulations pass." Archimandrite Sophrony

Mmm..my problem isn't that I don't think God will handle my problems. It's that I think I can do so much better.
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