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THAT episode of the gospel where the apostles found themselves in a storm in the middle of the lake (cfr. Mt 8,23-27) teaches us a great lesson about the complete trust in the providence of God amidst the twists and turns, ups and downs of our life on earth.
We cannot avoid hurricanes and other types of negative events in our lives. But before this reality of life, all we have to do is try our best to stay calm and just go to God for help. He was always there. It may seem that he is sleeping and does not know our problems, but he really knows everything that is happening in our lives and he is there to help us.
Certainly, storms and negative things in our lives are not part of God’s original plan for us. They only came out as a result of sin, in our first parents as well as in our parents which is still an ongoing activity for us. God allows these things to happen to respect our freedom that we often use and abuse. But he also knows what to do with them.
For our part, whatever storms we encounter in life, whether material, temporal, or spiritual and moral, our attitude and reaction must be that we use these storms to approach our Lord, asking for help. This is wrong and the situation will get worse if we choose to run away from him. God is always there to help.
No matter how guilty we are regarding the difficulties that befall us, God will not be scandalized by any mistake we have made. He may be angry for a while, but his compassion always prevails. And his anger and the punishment that comes with it are always for our good.
And when problems and difficulties occur that we cannot control, we should just rely on God’s providence and prepare for where divine providence will take us. We must be open to it at all times, cultivating a bold vision guided by faith.
Although we make our plans and desire them in our true selves, we must not forget that there is nothing in our lives outside of God’s providence that can adapt itself to us, even in our worst situations and difficulties, and still can guide us. himself.
The only thing to remember is that God is always around and actually intervenes and directs our lives to him. That is part of his power that he has used from all eternity and time since our creation and until the end of time.
There are things in our lives that we humans cannot notice, and more, our human control. We must trust in God’s providence even when things look terrible, impossible, or inhumane when judged only by human standards.
Let’s remember again that episode of the apostles in a boat that was about to sink due to big waves. (cfr. Mt 8,23-27) Christ rebuked them for their lack of faith. And in that parable of the wheat and the tares, (cfr. Mt 13,24-30) Christ clearly tells them and us that we must continue to do many good things even if we are troubled by many evils , because in the end Christ will make the right judgment.
He assured us that with him we will not work in vain and everything will work for good. (cfr. Is 65,23; Rom 8,28)
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