I was away from God for many years. When I decided to renew my relationship with Him, there was much rejoicing in heaven. How do I know? Read today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 18 to find out.
In the first reading today from Deuteronomy 31, Moses gives his farewell address to the people, and final instructions to Joshua, who was to lead the people into the promised land. Here is what he says, “Be brave and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail or forsake you.”
Let me ask you a question – if you were going into a situation and you knew that God was with you, would you be afraid? Of course not! And yet so many of us live in fear. I can assure you that when you ask God to accompany you into whatever is happening in your life, there is no need to fear. The Almighty, the God of the universe will be with you. If you believe that God loves you (and He does) and will watch over you (and He will), then you need have no fear. So stop holding back! Via con Dios!!
Father, we know that you love us and will always watch over us, yet we still succumb to fear. Help us to live fearlessly and accomplish your will with reckless abandon. Amen.