The shortest distance between a problem and a solution
is the distance between your knees and the floor.
The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.
LORD, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
And where there is sadness, joy.
~ Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi ~
"For the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the
outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." - 1 Samuel 16:7
"He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." - Hebrews 13:5-6
"Withstand; be firm in faith, rooted, established, strong, immovable,
and determined - knowing that the same sufferings are appointed to
your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered
a little while, the God of all grace... will Himself complete and
make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely,
and strengthen you." - 1 Peter 5:9-10
"When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to
step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of
two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to
stand on, or you will be taught how to fly." - Edward Teller