August 24, 2020

My reflection today continues from Fresh Bread:

“ We will learn how to deal with our fears if we allow ourselves to believe more totally in God’s power working in us and through us. We have the example of Jesus to encourage us in this belief:
‘ You have known him not as a weakling, but as a power among you. Yes, but he was crucified through weakness, and still he lives now through the power of God. So then, we are weak, as he was, but we shall live with him, through the power of God…’ (2 Cor. 13:3-4)
Jesus did not give into his fears. He knew the father was living in him, was doing the work, and that by himself he could do nothing(John 5:30;14:10).”  – Joyce Rupp
Again, we are challenged to believe that God is present even in our worst fears.
It is always easier to tell someone else but more difficult to take it into our hearts.
We can believe it in our head but we need to let it sink deep into our hearts.
Like Thomas said, “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.