Thursday 13th November – Thursday of week 32 of the year
Reflection: Psalm 146:6-10
MY GOD, MY HELP
The Psalmist presents to us a faithful God whose promises are trustworthy; whoever He sets free is free indeed. When He opens, no one dares to close. When He lifts up, His standard is uncompromised. When He watches over you, you can never be lost. All that He does is good and is for our benefit.
Dear friend, our meditation today on the power of God would only amount to mere words if not recalled and appropriated whenever we are faced with the limitations of our human nature. A famous prayer of St Rita says: “When human effort ends, God’s grace from heaven sends”. To seek help from God is sign of submission. It takes away pride and humbles us, putting to use the deposit of grace which we have received from God so as to receive more grace.
In what difficult situation do you find yourself today? What is that challenge that is eating away at you? Approach God with humility and confidence in His ever faithful love for you. Call upon Him today. Do not give in to fear or discouragement. God desires to hear you speak to Him with confidence, trust and sincerity. Never grow weary in the fight against sin and temptations as these trials serve to strengthen our faith (Romans 5: 3-5). So cheer up, Christ has overcome the world! Our God is faithful; He will help us and lead us safely through our seasons of doubt. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 124: 8)!
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, please send forth your help in all that I do today. Open my eyes to see your hand at work in my life. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 486 – Why should we petition God?
God, who knows us through and through, knows what we need. Nevertheless, God wants us to ask, to turn to him in times of need, to cry out, implore, lament, call upon him, indeed, even to struggle with him in prayer.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God” Psalm 146:5 RSV-CE
Readings for Today: Philemon 7-20; Psalm 146: 6-10; Luke 17: 20-25