Read Psalm 131:1-3
Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?
— Matthew 6:27 (NRSV)
Many times I have observed my four-year-old son calmly sleeping. His face reflects peace, tranquility that comes from knowing that his parents are there to care and provide for him.
My job and the realities of the economic crisis bring me moments of intense anguish and doubt. Sucked into these feelings, I forget God’s promise. When I close my eyes and think, no matter the depth of my anguish, I know I cannot rely on my own resources and strength. God is my strength and confirms each day the promise to stand by me.
In those moments, I think about the peace I see in my son; and I feel close to God. I will never abandon my son. Nor will he ever want for anything I can provide. In the same way, I believe that God knows what I need and will provide. Like my son, I want to rest, in trust that I am loved.
Carolina Maria Agudelo
Thought for the Day: God knows what we need.
Prayer: Gracious God, renew our faith each day. In you, we want for nothing. We pray as Jesus taught us, saying, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”*
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