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Monday, April 28, 2014

St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyva: "Where You Despair, There God Helps"

Where you despair, there God helps.

Difficulties, temptations and despair...know my child that when the evil one cannot defeat us internally, then he makes these external attacks with various events, allowed by God, in order to frighten us.

Despair does not exist in the Church, no matter what you have done, no matter what you have suffered.

Despair does not exist. You may have sadness, but not despair.

God, through confession, helps you to overcome those things that can lead you to the utmost limits of despair.

There is a God. When you are in despair, He will send you something you don't expect. It is enough that you believe in Him and love Him.

- St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyva
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