Only faith can help us to persevere in hope

Good afternoon y’all. I’m doing the reflection for today. Today’s reading is about Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It’s also the Feast of Saint Joseph.

“This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph; being a man of honour and wanting to spare her publicity, decided to divorce her informally. He had made up his mind to do this when the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.’ When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do.”

At first I didn’t really understand what the readings were about. But after a while of prayer and some reflection and reading, it spoke to me: FAITH IN THE UNFOLDING OF GOD’S PLAN IN OUR LIVES. Joseph followed what god has planned out for him and he followed it earnestly. Joseph would have been thinking how can Mary through the Holy Spirit be pregnant, but he followed through God’s plan.

“No matter what we human beings do to contradict the plan of God, His plan would unfold all the same.” – Archbishop William Goh

The promise of God to unfold His plans in our lives will also be realized in any one of us who has faith like our forefathers. Let us therefore walk by faith not by sight (2 Cor 5:7).

I’m in camp right now and like I have a lot of time to think about future plans and stuff like that. I’m very worried about what I’m gonna do after I ORD, I don’t know whether to work then study or to do both at the same time.

After reading all the passages I feel like I really need that Faith in God’s plan for me and to just let God take control of my future, I constantly forget that God is the one whom is in charge of my life and He already has set a plan/path for me to go down to and I really feel that He wants me to give Him all my worries and to have faith in Him, so to whoever of you all who is worried about something, just really give it up to God and have faith.

Conversely, only faith can help us to persevere in hope. This is what St Paul tells us

I’m gonna start laying down all my worries and struggles at the foot of the Cross cause I am weak and I am nothing without my Saviour.

Thank you for reading I know it’s really Long hehehe I pray that y’all have a great day ahead Soldiers of Christ!

– Jeremy (20 March 2017)


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