“Only God provides true consolation during sorrows. This is why a person who doesn’t believe in the true life, who doesn’t believe in God to ask for His mercy during times of tribulation, is a person full of  despair and one whose life has no meaning. Such a person not only always remains without assistance, without consolation and tormented in this life, but also condemns his soul eternally.”
(Elder St Paisios , Spiritual Counsels series)