May the Lord give you grace and peace in the Holy Spirit.
It is on 31st January 2022. We celebrate the memorial of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians. Patron youth and Catholic publishers. We reflect on Hebrews 12:1-4 and Mark 5:21-43.
Is God delaying or are we rushing for answers to our requests, petitions and prayers?
At times, it looks as though God takes God’s sweet time in answering us. But in reality, it is we are in need of what we ask so desperately, so we feel the time is prolonged.
Jesus cures the haemorrhaging woman and revives the daughter of Jairus.
Whenever we are sick and down emotionally, we attribute it to how we have lived our lives.
As long as our faith is rooted in Jesus, our fears can be uprooted by our patience and perseverance in approaching the Lord. A consistent discipline in believing the Lord is faith. So, “let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.” (Heb.12:2).
The touch of Jesus restores the brokenness in us. It is up to us to notice the Lord. Jesus is around us and our life, no matter what we have done, spoken and behaved. Jesus is our only hope when we feel tired, exhausted and broken by sins.
“Do not be afraid, only have faith.” Sufferings can only suffocate us but never succumb to the tomb. It is not enough that we just know the Lord we need to believe Him even when things are tough, painful, and hopeless.
May the Lord strengthen you. “In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” (Heb.12:4). God bless you.