“Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted.” ― Martin Luther
Your circumstances don’t determine who you are; they simply measure your character and bring out what is present in your heart. If you feel you are a brave, centered, and noble-minded person but then express fear, panic, or cowardly actions under the pressure of circumstance or untrustworthy relations, the latter were in you already. No one or no thing can make anything magically appear in you. You are what you express.