We all go through rough situations in our lives and some people experience pain so profound it throws them into a state of universal skepticism. They question even their faith in God and the value of their lives. Jesus is always available to us in the Sacrament and in the scriptures to calm our souls and give us peace. Here are a few powerful quotes to keep close to your heart on such occasions:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”