"...God teaches the necessity of a life of faith through our disappointments. O the bitter disappointment without faith to provide support! He only lives an unchangeable life who by faith can trust in an unchangeable God. We have lived too long trusting in a life of feelings and reason. And to patch up a life between faith and feelings is not a life of faith at all. If we do not live all by faith, we do not live at all by faith."
- Thomas Case in Treatise On Afflictions