6 November, Sunday — Trusting in the Lord’s Faithfulness

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Mac 7:1-2,9-14
2 Ths 2:16-3:5
Lk 20:27-38

But the Lord is faithful…

Today’s second reading reminds us that trusting in the Lord’s faithfulness allows us to draw strength from Him; and in the process we strengthen ourselves.

I was fortunate enough to experience various types of faith formation growing up. It was only in the later part of my teenage years that I started to understand what having a tangible experience of God meant, and how it would concretely influence my choice of words and actions.

When I hit my 20s, the season of multiple life transitions, it became more apparent how limited I can be if I only choose to rely on my own human capacity; and each time I choose to trust in the Lord’s faithfulness, I am surprised by how I can grow in capacity, able to face my weaknesses, and find myself emerging stronger. At times, there would be days that choosing to trust in God’s faithfulness seems more challenging; in other times I could be facing drier seasons, but remembering the times when I experienced God’s faithfulness would help me to rediscover my footing in my faith journey.

Brothers and sisters, trusting in the Lord’s faithfulness requires faith and perseverance. To experience the fruits of his faithfulness might require us to wait, but the waiting would always be in His time, not ours. Many times, you might find yourself having to step into the unknown when choosing to act in faith; it would be difficult to predict what lies ahead. But remember that God’s faithfulness will give you strength and protection, and who knows the kind of pleasant surprise that awaits you after taking the next step forward?

(Today’s OXYGEN by Grace Yee)

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I pray that you may continue to guide me in perseverance and wisdom as I find myself having to make bigger decisions in life. May I always continue to believe in your faithfulness.

Thanksgiving: Thank you Jesus, for allowing me to experience your love and faithfulness and for always strengthening me.

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