"Jesus himself was aware of the underlying, all pervading fear in the heart of man and must have known its ground in himself. He saw the cheapness of life; people dropping to the earth dead, no differently than sparrows. The fragility of life! Fevers and disasters carrying people off in an hour; here today and gone tomorrow. He was in continual contact with the maimed, the wrecked, the mad. He had the answer, not the explanation. ‘You have a Father in heaven who knows. He loves you. Not a hair on your head shall perish.’ What a superb guarantee, which, if we could really make it our own, we overcome our fear of life and death. You, as a person, are affirmed and guaranteed absolutely by the only One who can do so. Fear not, learn to trust the rock-like fidelity of your Father.To Believe in Jesus
"It often seems to me that what, from outside, seems to us to be sin and wickedness – violence, crime, drug-taking, sexual promiscuity – is not so in God’s sight. Is it anymore, I wonder, then the frantic screaming of the child in the frightening darkness of the night? Blind trust is the only answer to our sufferings state; a trust which leads us to accept with all our heart that God is our Father, Abba, and in that sureness, go on – without understanding."
(From Patricia: Jesus’ suffering on the cross tells us that, this is not a God that saves us from things. This is a God that goes through things with us.)