"Why suffering? Why the interruptions of God? Suffering
gets rid of the dross of all the worldly supports we foolishly
invent for our faith. Without realizing it, we often let these
supports to take God's place. Suffering strips away our assure-
ance that life is under our control and that we are the ones who
can fix others and ourselves. Suffering brings us face to face with
God. With all the other props stripped away, we learn to trust God
and lean on him alone."
- Rose Marie Miller in Nothing is Impossible With God *
* This book is available wherever books are sold and is copyrighted 2012.