Troubles and Hardships By Thomas A’ Kempis

10/3/2018 Listening to Him

“Sometimes it is good for us to have troubles and hardships, for they often call us back to our own hearts.

Sometimes it’s good that people speak against us, and sometimes it is good that we are thought of as bad and flawed, even when we do good things and have good intentions.

Such troubles are often aids to humility and they protect us from pride.  We are sometimes better at seeking God when people have nothing but bad things to say about us and when they refuse to give us credit for the good we have done.

We should so root ourselves in God that we do not need to look for comfort anywhere else.”