Psalm 18:2 says, “I love you, Lord, my strength.”
Piety is the gift of filial love for God that moves the soul to worship and protects against the hardening of one’s heart in the midst of trials. Because we love God, He provides a strength that comes from our closeness to Him. This strength emboldens us to love Him more and move through trials with an ease that will astound both ourselves and others. God is so good.