Save me

Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
Jesus Walks on the Sea
between 1866 and 1870

When the winds of pain, stress, and anxiety blow strong, I tend to lose sight of love and goodness and sink into despair.

Today I will take time alone to pray. I will entrust my troubles to the Lord, and accept the healing of the Lord’s eternal patience, compassion, and presence.

[Jesus] went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. Matthew 14:23

3 thoughts on “Save me

  1. SR

    Mary, if you do not mind I would like to ask you something. You always use the word “Today” in your post and follow it with more or less, “This is what I am going to do.” Now my question is, do you do this in your daily life following our Scripture readings? In other words to you take what the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart on that one thing, and then make that (for lack of a better term,) your “accomplishment” that day.

    The reason I am asking is because after I read your post, I feel as if that is what the Lord spoke to me regarding myself. To stop trying to “accomplish” or walk with God daily in a thousand things and stay focused on the one. Make any sense to you, as I am trying to explain this the best as I can?

    Last night we had a visiting Priest and he said, “We are being “created daily” that it did not stop the day we were born.” When I tied what he said in with your post, something/Someone just spoke to my heart, this is how it is done.

    Anyways, if you can give me some of your wonderful wisdom on this, that I cherish with all of my heart, I sure would thank you. Love and God Bless, SR

    Reply
    1. Mary Ann Post author

      Well, today is all we have. If today I take one concrete action to get to know the Lord better, that makes today brighter for me and strengthens my faith. And “today” can be any day. I have the freedom to choose the action(s) today that will help me trust the Lord more, be more compassionate, forgive more easily, help those in need more generously, bring a tiny bit of healing to our world.

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      1. SR

        Thank you, thank you, thank you. This completed it for me. You know Mary, today the Lord said to me, “You are always walking in tomorrow.” He was right. I do not care what I am doing today, I am always in tomorrow. You are so correct, “today is all we have.” I cannot wait until I wake up in the morning and focus on “one” thing about/with God, and learn to grow in that one thing.

        I love what you said about “bringing a little more healing to the world,” and the steps you outlined on how to do it.

        Once again, you have helped me so much, and once again I am so thankful to God for blessing me with you and your beauty in Christ. Love and God Bless, SR

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