09 Aug Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 67
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 67-Richmond, Virginia:
As we contemplate the day we are about to embark on or the future that we see ourselves in, why do we concentrate so much on what is to come vs. what is promised to us by God? When you look around at the species outside of the human race, like the fish in the ocean or the deer in the woods, do they worry about their necessities of life as much as we do? What is it about our makeup as a human that brings us so many uneasy and worrisome moments? Do we not live in a world where God provides the provisions that we require every day?
Through instincts animals know when to migrate to warmer weather and also when to store up food for the winter. There is a sense of urgency, but there is no state of panic that we are aware of or that we can comprehend. As humans we also have instincts and a much higher aptitude or IQ for gathering and maintaining food supplies to a much higher sophistication than animals do. Likewise, through faith we know that God will provide for all of His children and in spite of the many bewilderments we have about events that occur around the world, we know God is both watching and listening to our hearts desires.
We all know that there are many epidemics around the world that we are faced with such as having countless homeless people living on the street, diseases like cancer that cripple the lives of our loved ones, and people who are dying from food shortages everyday. Is there a logically reason why this occurs in our society? Is this God’s doing or why does He not just stop these actions from happening altogether? It can be difficult to understand the rational behind some of these circumstances, especially as a society when we can see a vast amount of waste and overconsumption that takes place that could easily go towards those in need. In spite of it all, we still must trust our Father in Heaven to be the calm in the storm no matter what.
It can be to our detriment, when we spend too much time trying to rationalize the actions of God. That is why we should spend more time praying to God to help those in need and to intercede on their behalf, rather than agonizing over the events of the world that are out of our control. A thought to consider from what we are taught from the Gospel of Matthew, “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life”. We do not have all of the answers here on Earth, but through the love of God we understand the reasons why.
Lord, please bless those in need and protect your children from despair. Amen.
Reflection Day #67
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: