We are not alone. Indeed, incredible things are happening deep inside us, and, in the end, Christ has the last word, in the end, we are victorious in divine love. We are assured, "if you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you" and exhorted, "humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you" and promised that "the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you." Restoration and support and strength and establishment: what more can we ask? As the letter/reading concludes, "to Him be power for ever and ever. Amen!"
Yours in Christ,