Tuesday, August 26, 2014
FACING CHALLENGES WITH FAITH
Life somehow finds a way to pull the rug out from under us. During those times of despair we have two choices: 1) Hit the floor and stay there or 2) Grab His hand and rise.
The following is an excerpt from "Embrace the Morning - Rosary Meditations to Calm the Storm."
Luke 22:39-42: Then going out he went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. When he arrived at the place he said to them, “Pray that you may not undergo the test.”After withdrawing about a stone's throw from them and kneeling, he prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done.”
Jesus, in his agony, remained steadfast in accepting the Father's will. We too are faced with agony in our life, and need to hold fast to the belief that God is with us. He will not saddle us with more than we can endure. In His mercy, he will give us the fortitude to withstand anything that comes our way – if we let Him.
Let us pray:
Jesus, in your agony you turned to the Father in faith and trust, knowing he would never forsake you. When I am faced with challenges in my life, may my faith and trust emulate yours.