Recently, I wrote about how God spoke to me through an incidence of eavesdropping. You can read about it here. In His not-so-subtle way, the dear Lord woke me up to a weakness that regularly plagues me: I don’t trust Him. I constantly question the benevolence and guidance of the One who created me.
I pray. I read scripture. I love God. And sure I’m totally on board with His leadership when everything is running along just fine. I’m a happy passenger. But I hit a random bump in the road, or find myself in unfamiliar territory and oh boy, I’m gonna grab that wheel from the Almighty. It’s nothing short of a herculean task for me to surrender to His infinite love and trust. I think we all struggle with this to some degree, but when you tend toward the controlling end of the personality spectrum (my hand is raised real high right now) it can seem downright impossible. Maybe some of you out there can relate.
I had a great conversation with John and Glenn from Relevant Radio’s Morning Air program where we delved a little deeper into the topic of trusting in God’s goodness in our lives. It’s important for us to talk about our struggles so we can be empowered by God’s grace to overcome them. I hope you enjoy the discussion in the link below!
That we may all be fortified by the prayers and examples of Saints Padre Pio and Faustina in learning to surrender to God’s loving authority and guidance in our lives— we pray to the Lord!
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