Sunday, 25 September 2016

10 Minute Daily Retreat: September - Gift of Courage

Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (No.220)

He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:40



'God gives us peace when life's problems involve us in a tempest of doubt and tension and uncertainty. There come times when we do not know what to do; when we stand at some cross-roads in life and do not know which way to take. 

If then we turn to Jesus and say to him, "Lord, what will you have me do?" the way will be clear. The real tragedy is not that we do not know what to do; but that often we do not humbly submit to Jesus' guidance. To ask his will and to submit to it is the way to peace at such a time.

God gives us peace in the storms of anxiety. The chief enemy of peace is worry, worry for ourselves, worry about the unknown future, worry about those we love. 

But Jesus speaks to us of a Father whose hand will never cause his child a needless tear and of a love beyond which neither we nor those we love can ever drift. In the storm of life He brings us the peace of the love of God.

Read the scripture slowly
Reflect on its meaning slowly
Listen for God's voice in the stillness. 
Pray for God's blessing upon you.