All these stainless hearts and sanctified souls have, with absolute resignation, responded to the summons of His decree. Instead of complaining, they rendered thanks unto God, and amidst the darkness of their anguish they revealed naught but radiant acquiescence to His will.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Iqan, p. 234)
He is the Refuge of the oppressed and the unfailing Comforter of the anguished.
(Compilations, Bahiyyih Khanum, p. 197)
Let not thine heart grieve over what hath befallen thee. Wert thou to scan the pages of the Book of Life, thou wouldst, most certainly, discover that which would dissipate thy sorrows and dissolve thine anguish.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 132)
O God, my God! Thou seest me plunged in an ocean of anguish, held fast to the fires of tyranny, and weeping in the darkness of the night. Sleepless I toss and turn upon my bed, mine eyes straining to behold the morning light of faithfulness and trust. I agonize even as a fish, its inward parts afire as it leapeth about in terror upon the sand, yet I ever look for Thy bestowals to appear from every side.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 221)
Thou beholdest me, O my God, like unto a fish moving in anguish upon the earth! Deliver me; then have pity on me, O Thou Deliverer! O Thou in whose hand are the reins of all men and women among mankind!
(Compilations, Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 242)