Perhaps it is well that we rarely are victorious in our challenges in life when we struggle alone. These struggles and failures lead us to Christ, in Whose might and mercy we place all of our hope.

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We are made helpless in the struggle with adversities because we are not strengthened by the power of Christ, and rely not on God, but on human power and means.

St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco
"Nothing is Fearful to Him Who Relies on God"

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