During a time of transition, such as a move or beginning a new school-oriented schedule, it can be difficult to maintain our faith and good habits that have been built. But don't let a new slate interfere with your progress in your relationship with God! Oftentimes, change can be scary; rather than hiding in familiar, bad habits, let's try to use our good habits, our faithful habits to comfort us through this difficult time. Reach for the Word rather than the remote, choosing to walk with God rather than Jim and Dwight for the 117th (no matter how funny it is!)
In Lamentations, we are reminded that God's love is steadfast and never ceases. The Psalms are full of comforting reminders that our God is always with us. God walks beside us and leads us to still waters (Psalm 23) and in Psalm 27, we are told that God is the stronghold of our life, what could we possibly have to fear?
Rather than reacting as people of this world, frantically planning and preparing, anxious about the things we cannot control, we should rest in God's love with certainty. The book of Romans tells us:
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Thus, when we choose to rest in God's love through prayer, the Word, or the Holy Mass, we can do so in confidence that nothing will separate us from what we need most: God.
Don't fall victim to the snares laid before us, taunting us to seek comfort in earthly things. When we fix our eyes on the Lord and walk with a posture of confidence, freed in God's love, we can handle any change the coming months will throw at us!
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