Saturday, January 26, 2013

When You are Troubled.

I have some friends who are struggling with difficult situations in life right now and I have been thinking a lot about them lately. While thinking and praying about and for these friends I realized that I have been going through a blessed time with nothing weighing heavily on me. For the most part my life has been happy and carefree for the last several months and I am grateful for that while still knowing that it won't last forever but confident that God will guide me through whatever situation I find myself in in the future if I let him. To my friends who are struggling and find themselves in times of trouble remember this verse
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves.
 For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” MT 11:28-30
Our Lord is still with us and we can truly follow His invitation to "Come to me."  It is for our sake that He is present in every Catholic Church throughout the world. He is there truly and fully, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity with nothing and no part of Himself withheld from us. He is there reserved in the tabernacle or exposed in the monstrance and I personally have found nothing that gives a greater sense of deep peace and contentment during bad times than going and simply being in His Presence.

So when you are troubled, scared, confused, sad, anxious or full of dread accept His invitation and make haste to the Tabernacle. He is there waiting to ease your burden and give you rest.