"I understand fully how difficult it is to continue to trust in the loving God who will respond to your deepest needs. But I do believe that you have that vitality in you that allows you to return again and again to the reality of God's presence in your life, and to the truth that Jesus came into the world to take our sadness away and to help us discover that where we feel most poor and often most lost, God is closest . . .
When you give too much attention to the voices of despair, you will find yourself moving downwards into depression. Don't trust those voices, but continue to give special attention to the voice that speaks of hope, the same voice that said to Jesus, 'You are my beloved son. On you my favor rests.' Trust deeply that you are God's favored daughter, and try to speak and act and think out of that knowledge, even when you don't always feel it . . .
A human being is the result of his thoughts, Buddha said. Therefore, it is important the you do every possible thing to think the thoughts of God so that you can enter more deeply into His peace."