Reflections: God is with us and is our source of comfort and support. It isn’t always easy to accept this. It isn’t always easy to feel or believe this, but it is a truth that has been attested to throughout the ages. It is the promise of the Word of God. It is the stuff of faith and something that we should strive to be mindful of at all times. We can honestly share our struggles with doubt and faith but in the end, choosing to stand on what we know to be the promises of God is an important aspect of our witness to others as disciples. In these difficult days, may we honestly lament before God, but then may we stand firm and look to him for peace in the present and hope in the future.
You are always with us,
Whether we perceive it or not.
You are always working for our good,
Whether we know it or not.
You are always there for comfort and help,
Whether we call on it or not.
You are always calling us onward in hope,
Whether we listen or not.
You are always the giver of compassion and comfort,
Whether we accept it or not.
You are not the cause of our troubles or sufferings,
Whether we believe it or not.
In all things and at all times your hand is on our lives,
Whether we feel it or not.
You are God,
Leading us to our better selves and working to redeem all people and all things,
Whether we have faith or not.
This simply is, and so shall it always be.