Our sins can weigh us down with discouragement. Saint Ignatius of Loyola tells us that discouragement is never from God because it clouds faith and hope. God’s love does not deal in punishment as human vengeance does. God’s love disciplines us in order to free and purify us – sometimes a painful process – so that we may not die but live in Christ

Reflection before Psalm 39 of Morning Prayer in Magnificat
I needed this today. I’ve been battling discouragement lately, and I’ve been asking the ether if it is a “sign” from God that I should be doing something differently – with my life, my work, my general approach to things. This qhote doesn’t give me an answer, but it does remind me that discouragement is NOT a tool God uses.
So hurry UP, Spring! There’s been enough snow, enough cold, and enough clouds!