Excerpt from the Diary of St. Faustina:
My daughter, suffering will be a sign to you that I am with you (Diary – 669).
Dear Jesus, I have always been afraid of suffering. I don’t like pain of any kind, and I fear being abandoned and alone. Teach me to trust that You won’t abandon me in the midst of my suffering, but that my suffering is a sign that You are with me in a special way. My Lord, help me to trust in this truth and to not run away from trials. Help me to realize that You are always very close to me, and never more so than when I am in the midst of some type of suffering.
– Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC