Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori Quote
It often happens that we pray God to deliver us from some dangerous temptation, and yet God does not hear us but permits the temptation to continue troubling us. In such a case, let us understand that God permits even this for our greater good. When a soul in temptation recommends itself to God, and by His aid resists, O how it then advances in perfection.
The Saint Alphonsus de Liguori Collection [30 Books]: (ed. Catholic Way Publishing, 2016) - ISBN: 9781783794911