How much do you let God help you?
14 March 2018
God is continuously working on your behalf. The first reading describes so many ways that God is for us in our lives. In my anxious moments, I often forget that God is with me and I act as if I am alone.
Jesus declares himself utterly dependent on God in this Gospel. He did not deny his own identity as the source of life; the one who could raise people from the dead and the one who has final authority over right and wrong, but he also made the extraordinary statement: “I can do nothing by myself.”
Is this also true for me? When I look beneath the simple things I feel competent doing, I realise that I am held in being by God. I cannot even breathe apart from God. This is deeply reassuring. When I am doing my best to do God’s will, I can be confident that God is working with me in everything. Would there be any room for anxiety in my life If I always remembered this?
Lord, open my eyes to my dependence on you, make me aware of your desire to work with me in every moment.