The words that were spoken to you interiorly, and that you heard so distinctly were assuredly from God. I recognize this by the good and immediate effects they produced in you. Only God can impress souls to such a profound extent with whatever He pleases. You see that the divine goodness does not refuse you occasional scraps of comfort and strength to fortify you during the journey He makes you take through the desert.There is no reason to be surprised that your spiritual afflictions have no influence with regard to your conduct towards your neighbor, nor deprive you of your patience and equable temper, and kindness. As a rule while in this state of trial one is generally more able to help, to console, to comfort, and to serve others.
Abandonment to Divine Providence, Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J.