I love and am encouraged by the Gospel message presented by author, Todd Pepercorn:
Christ came to take away our death. We really died in the font, not when our body was laid to rest. This means that no matter what terrible thoughts you harbor in your soul, in the midst of your despair, Christ is there. You may not be able to see Him, feel Him, or touch Him, but He is there. You are washed in baptism; you are cleansed in His name. You are His holy child, beloved in His sight. Yes, you suffer. It is painful. But suffer as the redeemed. For you will come out whole and undefiled in the end.
From "I Trust When Dark My Road," page 83