Trust firmly in God’s guidance and encourage your people to have this trust in the present disturbances; the storm will abate, and the calm will be greater and more pleasing than ever (V:454).
May God be pleased to strengthen you in these hardships, enlighten you in your doubts, and bring you safely to the place where Providence intends to lead your little bark (V:454).
I ask Our Lord to be your light and strength in all the events of this life (V:451).
God raises up and puts down wherever He pleases and whomsoever He wishes. It is for us to adore his ways and trust in his goodness (V:450).
God sometimes allows these great disturbances, which unsettle the most secure States, to remind earthly sovereigns that they are answerable to His kingship and are just as dependent as their own subjects (V:449-450).
Mortification, like all the other virtues, is acquired only by repeated acts (V:443).