Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Fourth Tuesday of Lent

The Lord of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob. God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. Therefore we fear not, though the earth be shaken and mountains plunge into the depths of the sea.

With God on our side, we have no reason to fear. There is nothing in this world that can harm our souls if we trust in God and follow in His ways. Yes, our bodies might suffer, our beliefs might be attacked, and our ideas shot down, but our enemies cannot touch our inner being if we do not let them in. God stands at the core of our spirits. He made us in His Divine Image and that foundation cannot be shaken or taken away from us. Yes, we might tarnish and disfigure it with sin, but God’s Image is still there... all we have to do is confess our sins, do penance, and amend our lives. Once this is done, we will rediscover God’s Presence in our lives and live more perfectly in His Holy Name.

Do we flee to God when we are in need of refuge? Do we pray for God’s help when we are undergoing trials? How can we remind ourselves to be not afraid and instead trust in our Savior?

O Lord, you are our stronghold and always with us.


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