Some days, it feels as if more things are going wrong than are going right. Isn’t that true? But we don’t have to succumb to the feeling: we know better, in our heart of hearts, because we’ve been given a promise. Reminding ourselves of that promise, not just on Mondays but every day, can help clear our fears and help us focus on what’s important. Here’s how:
- Take a deep breath, and lay down your fears. Jesus reminds us in his Word not to let our hearts be troubled, but to believe and to know he goes ahead of us to prepare a place. Just before his journey to the cross, he comforted his disciples with these powerful words.
- Don’t wait for the world to become fair. Your job is to make incremental changes where you can, and every once in a while you’ll hit a breakthrough that will create a big change. Pray for the discernment to know when and where you can best serve.
- Make time for prayer or meditation as a part of your daily routine. As long as you can keep in touch with your reality as a Child of God, you won’t lose hope, and the best way to do that is to practice your faith every single day.
Hopelessness means we’ve lost touch with what matters to us: the love of our awesome God. No matter what swirls around us, he is there in the midst of it all. We are never alone; we need only turn to him.