The fearful heart is the one that paralyzes you. It is the fearful heart that stops you from opening yourself up to trusting God.
Today is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. A day that we should celebrate God’s perfect love for us. In today’s readings we have an invitation from God to join Him and rest in his loving presence.
Our day will bring us difficulties and we will try to navigate through these trials. As we anticipate what is ahead, it is easy to forget that God is with us. The problem is when we face these daily challenges, we tend to rehearse them in our head many times. During this practice we are only multiplying our suffering. Instead, sit with Matthew 11: 28-30. Allow God to strengthen you and prepare you for your day, transforming your fear into confident trust.
” Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light”. – Matthew 11:28-30
The blessing of todays readings have reminded me of a poem that my Spiritual Director Cynthia shared with me when I questioned “where is God in my life”. ” How do I trust God when the eyes of my heart are shut.”