There are times when the events of the world, though not directly impacting my life, seem to be overwhelming. There is the riot and looting in London, the death of 31 in the helicopter crash, an economy and nation in flux and teenagers on the lam from a shooting. Oh my goodness, it could cause one to despair! And then I read this:
But our hope is in the Providence of God, which has protected us until the present, and which will provide, somehow, for our future needs. ~Saint Mother Theodore Guerin~
Again Hope should reign in our hearts. For God will not desert us! I can attest to that for in my life he has rescued me innumerable time.
And too Pope John XXIII tell us:
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
If I turn to my favorite Psalm I hear this:
Finally, if I would just listen more intently to the teaching of our Savior, I would hear loudly and clearly, "BE NOT AFRAID!"
And so it is today, I will leave the house and venture into a world that seem so out of control and journey with the Master. For He is the one who is really in control!
Thanks be to God!