Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Daily Thought For July 5, 2017

Trust During Trials

     Joseph in the Old Testament had a tremendous amount of trust in God. He is removed from his family, gets a job with Pharaoh, then he lands in jail for years! God finally gets him out by sending Pharaoh a dream.
     Look at all the trust Jospeh had, all the waiting and not knowing. We have got to learn from this. Don't be discouraged at those times when you question, when you doubt, when you don't understand. There is a darkness in faith. There is that uncertainty, and insecurity in trusting God. Yet, He demands that we believe without seeing; we don't know why things are happening and we certainly don't know what's going to happen. But you must know that the darkness you experience and the anxiety you experience are not a lack of trust; they're part of trust. You've got to let yourself go and persevere in faith. 

Mother Angelica from Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality edited and with additional material by Raymond Arroyo p.142