God always has our very best interests at heart
When there is question of some sacrifice to be made, of some affection to be withdrawn, for example, let us not wait until God acts directly.
When we ourselves work, God lends his grace, and the sacrifice is accomplished without too much anguish.
When God works alone, He takes less precaution, and cuts when we would simply have disentangled.
– From: Golden Grains, Eighth Edition, H.M. Gill and Son, Dublin, 1889