Sunday 2nd March – 8th Sunday of the year
Reflection: Isaiah 49:14-15
WHEN GOD SEEMS TO BE SILENT
“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him” (Romans 8:28). Many a time in life, we question the faithfulness of God to us, we think God has abandoned us. At such times, God seems to be silent about our sufferings and troubles and we find ourselves questioning our faith and hope in God. In such situations, we should ask ourselves: Has God ever failed anyone who put his trust in Him and served Him faithfully (Sirach 2:10-12)? Never! For our God is ever faithful. Though tough times may come our way, they will never last.
In today’s Gospel, Christ tells us not to worry about our life, in other words, He is telling us that challenges will come our way, there will be dark moments, and during these periods we may think God is silent, but in all these, He says to us “Courage! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Dear Friends, our faith in God should lead us to trust God even in the midst of adversity. As God’s stewards, faithfulness is demanded of us even in the midst of difficult situations, for as gold is tested in the fire, so those acceptable to God are tested in the crucible of humiliation. Have confidence in God, follow the right path and hope in Him; He will take care of you.
PRAYER: Lord, in all my challenges and troubles of mind help me to persevere with humble trust in your saving help. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 157
Faith is certain. It is more certain than all human knowledge because it is founded on the very word of God who cannot lie.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Happy are those who patiently endure trials, because afterwards they will receive the crown of life which the Lord promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12 CCB
Readings for today: Isaiah 49:14-15; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Psalm 62: 2-9; Matthew 6: 24-34