When the Lord strikes you with sore affliction or sickness, or misfortune, then be assured that He will also truly send you consolation, and will afterwards bestow upon you the grace of peace, strength, and joy corresponding to your previous sufferings. For ‘the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness. He will not alway be chiding; neither keepeth He his anger forever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
— St. John of Kronstadt