Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

January 28, 2011

Angelique Short

Freshman, Psychology Major, French Minor, Pre-Med

Heb 10:32-39
Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 23-24, 39-40
Mk 4:26-34

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”- Psalm 37:4

Just how much do we trust in God? The highs of our lives when our hearts are alive in joyful comfort and hope bring that solid trust easily. There’s nothing better than when everything is on track and we feel like we’re on the same page as God. But what about the times when life brings difficult struggles and heavy heartache? Things fall apart and disappointment overwhelms us as we lose confidence in our Lord. We feel forgotten and unloved, as if God suddenly doesn’t really care. How easy is it to say “God, I trust you” then?

When our heart is weary and breaking, God can feel so far away. Doubt clouds our willingness to truly trust that this is all in God’s plan for us, especially when we feel so lost in the darkness. It is here, though, that God is truly closest! He waits for us to let him hold us in his arms. He is right there to walk beside us through everything. He wants so dearly to be the one we let take care of our heart when it aches.

“You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised.” (Heb 10:36). In the effort to run towards God, there are hardships that make it the farthest thing from easy. But turning to Christ when it’s the hardest to do so brings endurance, and that endurance brings hope, and that hope brings the strength and courage to follow God’s will for us. In our weakness, it’s God who makes us strong. In all of our sufferings, let us lean on the one who will hold our hearts and never break them. Let's let him love us, and let him reveal the happiness he holds in store for each of us.

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