Another Luther Quote on Suffering

By testing and trying a man's patience, tribulation takes everything away from him and leaves him bare and naked; moreover, it does not let him find help and salvation in physical or spiritual merits, but it causes him to despair of everything created, to forsaken all creatures and himself, and, outside himself and everything else, to seek help in God alone and to sing the verse of the Psalm, 'But thou, O Lord, are a shiled for me, and my glory'(PS 3:3) This is what it means to hope and to become hopeful through testing trials." Lectures on Romans 5:5

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