A Reflection. Trust in the Lord with all Your Heart

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Proverbs 3:5-8
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And <sup class="crossreference" style="vertical-align: top;" value="(J)”>do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways <sup class="crossreference" style="vertical-align: top;" value="(K)”>acknowledge Him,
And He will <sup class="crossreference" style="vertical-align: top;" value="(L)”>make your paths straight.
<sup class="crossreference" style="vertical-align: top;" value="(M)”>Do not be wise in your own eyes;
<sup class="crossreference" style="vertical-align: top;" value="(N)”>Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
It will be <sup class="crossreference" style="vertical-align: top;" value="(O)”>healing to your <sup class="footnote" style="vertical-align: top;" value="[c]”>[c]body

And refreshment to your bones.

Reflection.  How often do we get caught up in worldly desires, problems, and tribulations?  Life is hard; and sometimes very hard.   We live in a state of constant worry, every more adding to our anxieties.  Evil pervades our very souls, ever more willing to strike a blow.  Through anxiety, we often turn to sin.  Often think of things that irrelevant, always thinking towards the future, and forgetting what is most important.  Attachment can lead to anxiety and sin.  Even the Buddhists have taught this.  But there is one thing that we, as Christian’s have that can release us from sin, and give us everlasting life.  We do not want to be torn from our bodies, nor have our souls detached and fade away.  Rather, we have the ever present love of our Lord, Our Savior, Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.  We must condition ourselves to put our entire lives in His hands, not asking why, not delving into the here and now, but trusting in His wisdom, one hundred percent, knowing that His path for us is to be with Him in endless love in the end.  God gave us the gift of free will- but we all to often utilize this gift for our own selflessness, for our own means, forgetting the one whom gave it to us; forgetting the sacrifice that He made, so that we may live forever.  From the very beginning of our Earthly lives we are conditioned to want, to need, to be full of greed, because we are ingrained with the need to survive.  But this I tell you, if we do not put our lives in God’s hands, if we do not strive for spiritual cleanliness, and purity, we are no better off than the Evil one himself, everlasting stuck in a spiritual bond of contempt, greed, lust, and anger.   We must pray, and never cease to pray.  We must love those that do not believe, those that choose not to believe, those that are ignorant, and those that are in pain, more than we love ourselves.  We must always look towards God, in everything we do, knowing that through our suffering and pain, we become closer to Him, trusting is his Divine wisdom.  For you see, every man has a Father, just as every man has a Mother on Earth.  And because of this, we know that every man came from the Father, and that our Mother Mary, will pray for us, will help us to understand and love our Father even more, and guide us to the son, keeping Christ near in our hearts.  You are not alone, nor should you ever give up.  Never forget prayers, for as much as we need Him, he needs us.  Keep up the fight, and keep focused on our Lord.  God Bless! ~ CJA


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