Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis
Temptations are allowed for showing the hidden passions and for fighting them to heal the soul. They are a proof of God’s mercy.
Thus have faith in God and ask for His help to strengthen you in your endeavour. The hope in God never leads to despair. Temptations bring humility.
God knows the power each one has to endure temptations and allows them according to our power. Let us take care and be awake and watchful so that we won’t push ourselves into temptation alone. Entrust yourself to the Almighty, Kind, Living God and He will guide you to rest. After trials come the spiritual joy. God watches all those who endure trials and sorrows for His Love. Thus do not be weak in your soul and do not fear.