So don't worry; don't lose faith. Even the darkest hours are the very seeds of growth, transformation, renewal, and redemption. Rav Nachman of Breslav also taught, "Sometimes when you want to come close to God, you encounter new and even greater obstacles than before. However, don't let that discourage you, God is only challenging you, so you will try even harder and thereby come even closer. It's all really for the best."

David Aaron, Inviting God In