God knows best what is needful for us, and all that he does is for our good. If we knew how much he loves us, we should always be ready to receive equally and with indifference from his hand, the sweet as well as the bitter. All would please that came from him. The sorest afflictions never appear intolerable except when we see them in the wrong light. When we see them dispensed by the hand of God, when we know that it is our loving Father who abases and distresses us, our sufferings lose all their bitterness and our mourning becomes all joy.
– Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection