I have been struck with a heavy weight of discouragement the past few days, over a variety of facets in my life. If I could only believe this quote, freedom would come. And so I pray.
"I often think that the ideal of our perfection that we set up, and often go through torture to achieve, may not be God’s idea of how He wants us to be at all. That may be something quite different that we never would have thought of, and what seems like a failure to us may really be something bringing us closer to His will for us. " ~ (Caryll Houselander, quoted in Caryll Houselander, That Divine Eccentric by Maisie Ward)