August 18, 2020

My reflection today is from Fresh Bread:
“ A good question to ask is ‘ Why do I worry?’ and ‘What do I worry about?’ The many reasons why we give in to this chronic disorder of the spirit include:
-A lack of belief in how much God deeply and personally cares for us.
-A persistent attitude that says we can do it all by ourselves, without God’s power at work in us. This is a response to life which emphasizes. ‘I’ll manage it by myself’ instead of a gospel response of ‘Let what you have said be done to me’ (Luke 1:38)
-A difficulty in accepting the reality that not all of life will be positive, that life bears the marks and smudges of our own and others’ human weaknesses, a Pollyanna approach which insists that life must always be fair, comfortable and serene.
-A poor memory which often or quickly forgets that growth can happen through both success and failure.” – Joyce Rupp
I find Joyce’s words challenging yet so needed especially during this pandemic.
I don’t know about you, but I find it is so much easier to find God in our lives when everything is going well.
It is harder to find God when we are anxious or worried about things.
Let us ask God to give us the grace to put our cares and concerns in the palm of God‘s hand.