Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

July 18, 2012

John McCoy

Freshman, Political Science and Economics Double Major

Isa 10:5-7, 13b-16
Ps 94:5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 14-15
Matt 11:25-27

The three readings today surround the same topic: the might of God. These readings illustrate the power of the Lord and the necessity for us, as human beings, to trust in this power.

Trusting, or putting faith, in the Lord can be an incredibly difficult task in modern life. I can say that I have fallen into the trap of the stigma of American society: "I can do it all by myself." While values like responsibility and accountability help make this stigma good, taking on the world entirely alone can be an extremely daunting task. It seems as each year goes by, I take on more and more tasks and responsibilities while not delegating or asking for help with any of them.

A challenge for me, and I think many in the world today, is creating a circle of people of whom you can lean on. At the center of this circle must be God. No matter how many close friends we make or the strength of our relationships with our family, there are certain parts of our souls that we NEVER share with other people. The parts that are shared differ from person to person, but no person has ever completely confided in another. We need to direct our concerns with these deep, often dark, secrets about ourselves to the Lord. He is the only one powerful and mighty enough to be able to offer advice on the correct actions to take. It can often be hard developing human relationships enough to be able to share our emotions and thoughts, but it should be easy to develop such a relationship with the Lord. The daily readings today illustrate that he will do what it takes to help us. As in the Psalm, "The Lord will not abandon his people."

We must remember we are not alone. We must remember to trust in our all-powerful God.

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