July 18, 2021

My reflection today is from Living Faith:
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
“That line from Psalm 23 sounds comforting, but I sometimes wonder if I really believe it. Do I truly trust that I want for nothing if God is guiding my life as carefully as a shepherd tends the flock? And some days, yes, when everything goes smoothly and my day feels like a happy sailboat on the lake of life. But then, there are times when I do not even consider for a moment that I have a divine shepherd. I’m too busy wanting things – not particularly material items. Most of what I want has to do with getting life to go the way I think it ought to go. When it doesn’t proceed accordingly, I feel disappointed and out of sorts. This tells me I have not yet fully accepted this shepherding of God. Abiding faith is about believing every day, no matter what happens, that God has my back, leading and guiding me even when things don’t turn out to my satisfaction.” Sr. Joyce Rupp, O.S.M
Lord, teach me to trust you each day and not second-guess.?