NOVENA OF TRUST - Day Eleven
"From disbelief in Your love and presence.
Deliver me, Jesus."
In the hardest moments of our lives we can be tempted to believe that our Lord is not there with us, that He doesn't care. The truth is He is always there with us, always there sharing our grief, our struggles, our joys.
My mother comes to mind this morning! On the morning of my brothers death at 16 years of age, I remember arriving home from the hospital and lying on the bed with Mom. The memory is so real I can almost smell the pillows - the lesson she taught me that morning, is also very real and cherished.
On the most devastating morning of my mother's life she wanted nothing but to remain on her bed and pray the Rosary together; she was seeking out the only One who could give her strength - her Lord and her Love!
We are human though and we must remember that. For the remaining years my mother lived she had days where she was so angry with God yet, the very next day, or even hours later she would be seeking Him out and leaning on Him once again.
Saint Martha gives us an example of this very human side of us, "Lord, if you had been here...." But then within moments she professes, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ..."
John 10: 21,27
In the words of a song by JJ Heller, "When my heart is broken, I never leave [Y]our hands..."
May we profess with Saint Martha today (and my mother) Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ.
Saint Martha, pray for us.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
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Director - Lori
After leaving my full-time job to tend to family needs, the Lord placed me here at Joseph's House, a surprise and a joy.