Wednesday 18th March – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent

Reflection: Isaiah 49:8-15


“Many are the troubles of the just, but the Lord delivers them from all.” Ps 34:19

As Christians, we must be prepared for trials and challenges which are largely products of our daily life. In choosing God, we have put ourselves against the world (James 4:4). Thus, we face lots of challenges because our ways are different from those of the world.

In deciding not to cheat or tell lies, we have to make do with the little we can earn honestly. In deciding to be faithful, we have to let go of the pleasures unfaithfulness brings. In deciding not to cut corners, we have to wait patiently to get things done the right way. In forgiving others, we bear the pain of their misdeeds and let go of the pleasure of revenge. These constitute some of the numerous crosses we bear as Christians. Sometimes our crosses may seem so heavy, our path very rough, and God’s promises of help, very far away. Such moments may make us wonder if God has forsaken us. But can God forsake His own people?

Dear friend, do you find yourself at such a crossroad? Do your trials and challenges seem insurmountable? God assures you today that even if a woman forgets her baby, He will never forget you. Rest in the assurance that God is only a prayer away. Have no fear, stay calm, the challenges and troubles you see today you shall see no more. For the Lord will fight for you and all you have to do is keep still and trust Him.

PRAYER: Lord I put all my hope and trust in you, do not let me be put to shame. Amen

KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 493 – What are the characteristics of Christian prayer?

Christian prayer is prayer in the attitude of faith, hope, and charity. It is persevering and resigns itself to the will of God.

HIDE A TREASURE: “Courage! Don’t be afraid. It is me” Matthew 14:27 CCB

Today’s Readings: Isaiah 49:8-15, Psalm 145: 8-9, 13-14, 17-18, John 5:17-30