Sometimes life throws us curves and bends that we would rather not deal with. Amarillo has felt uncomfortable with this heat wave. Catholics and Christians all over feel uncomfortable with what our government is trying to do with our debt.
The debt crisis is a very large concern. A 60/40 percent split is not a huge margin for people to be divided about the debt crisis and whether or not the ceiling should be raised.
Many families are trying to figure out how to supplement their income. Some are pursuing extra jobs, becoming duel income families, taking on over-time, cutting unnecessary bills, and trying to dig their way out of debt before the ceiling falls down around them.
It doesn’t help that the groceries keep increasing just a few percent every few weeks. It doesn’t help that the gas companies are gouging us at the pumps. And it doesn’t help that company budgets are getting reduced, cut, and whole departments eliminated.
How does this affect our faith?
How does this affect our prayer life?
How do we see God in all of this?
By leaning on the Holy Spirit we can find the strength to over-come our fears and concerns.
A person can be miserable with the circumstances they are in or they can have a happy heart and be like St. Therese and have a child-like heart and serve our Lord through any obstacle that may have been put in our path.
A person may not have wanted to take on an extra job, get rid of their latest toy, or cut their cable, but given our economic times we sometimes have to be willing to stretch outside of our comfort zone and do what is right for us, our family, our Lord.
Yes, our Lord! He helps us through these challenges and these moments when we least expect it.
This could very well be our seven years of drought and suffering. We need to be like Joseph and continue to be prosperous. We need to be even more diligent and thrifty with our actions. And we need to have a great faith that God will see us through.
This is where the Holy Spirit will guide us. He is here to walk us through all this to hold our hand and intercede for us. He lets God know we are working our hardest to honor Him even when we have to make changes.
Embrace what life is handing you right now and realize that there could very well be a great purpose for all of this. You may have to be stretching outside of your comfort zone but change and growth is good.
When we get settled and comfortable that’s when we stop learning and stop growing, especially in our faith.
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