Sunday, March 25, 2018

I have an inordinately high opinion of my own strength. Nothing could be more counter-productive. I’m so relieved when I return to God and heed Him. He's mercifully there to show me that pushing the rock up the hill is not my job.

Deuteronomy 4:29-31
From there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find him if you search after him with all your heart and soul.

In your distress, when all these things have happened to you in time to come, you will return to the Lord your God and heed him.

Because the Lord your God is a merciful God, he will neither abandon you nor destroy you; he will not forget the covenant with your ancestors that he swore to them.

Friday, March 23, 2018

I cried aloud. He listened. He gave heed. He has not rejected my prayer. His steadfast love remains. Thank you God. Blessed be God.

Psalm 66:16-20
Come and hear, all you who fear God, 
and I will tell what he has done for me.
I cried aloud to him, 
and he was extolled with my tongue.
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, 
the Lord would not have listened.
But truly God has listened; 
he has given heed to the words of my prayer.
Blessed be God, 
because he has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast love from me.

Monday, March 19, 2018

The most effective people are the ones who look to a power higher than themselves to find refuge. Striving on one's own is ultimately useless.

Psalm 61:1-3
Hear my cry, O God; 
listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to you, 
when my heart is faint. 
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I;
for you are my refuge, 
a strong tower against the enemy.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Just when I need it most, a man of God writes a prayer just for me (and maybe you.)

Father Herb Yost, CSC 
Lord Jesus, there are times when we feel utterly powerless, when despair and fear threaten to freeze our hearts. All we can do is cling to you, bury ourselves in you, and hold really tight. Help us, please, to trust in your loving and sustaining presence to brings us life. Amen. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

OK, this perfectly describes how I feel right now. I can't just fly away, but I CAN be at rest. I pray, I wait, and I know that God is forever faithful.

Psalm 55:4-6
My heart is in anguish within me, the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.
And I say, “O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest;