"What do we find out about our idols in our time of distress? We find that they are absolutely powerless to save us. Think about what your idols are. Maybe your idol is financial security; maybe it is the way that you look; maybe it is another person; maybe it is your children, that you think they define who you are. . . What is your idol? When you hit a time of extreme difficulty--when you are crushed and oppressed--what do you learn about having put your faith in those things? They have nothing to offer you in that moment.
And so a loving father [... says] I love you so much, I do not want you to persist in believing a lie." - Jen Wilkin