NOVENA OF TRUST - Day Five
"From all suspicion of Your words and promises.
Deliver me, Jesus."
Every time I pray this petition in the Litany of Trust one particular homeless young man comes to my heart.
This young man when having a bad day has expressed how he doesn't trust God. With everything he sees around him, he does not believe that God is trustworthy, his words not mine.
What makes my heart ache is that this young man falls into the trap of today, which I see in so very many people. This trap is where God gets no credit for the good in our lives yet, He gets blamed for all of the bad. There never seems to be any self-reflection of our own personal role in the ups and downs of life.
Remember, God does not want puppets - He wants sons and daughters who love and trust Him. He will never force Himself upon us, He always waits for an invitation from us.
May we open our hearts today and invite God in to order and make new the struggles we feel. May the good Lord replace our suspicion and fear today, may He replace it with hope and trust.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.