God’s Daily Delivery Service – An Abundance of All You Need
“God’s Daily Delivery Service” by Joan Y. Edwards
I hope you enjoy my Lenten Reflection for March 10, 2022 for St. Matthew Catholic Church.
Did you know that God provides a daily delivery service? God himself drops a basket of gifts to you every morning and places it in the cupboard of your heart. God says to you, “Be at peace. Here is everything you need to survive today in abundance: faith, hope, love.”
When you try to change the past and control the future, you run out of love, wisdom, and compassion. The grip of anger, sadness, and grief puts you in a very deep hole of hopelessness. Fear blinds you from seeing solutions to your problems. Wanting control of the future keeps you from hearing God’s voice. You feel empty.
Be of good cheer. God is faithful to you. He delivers a basket of mercies to you every day of your life (Lamentations 3:21-23). He never holds back his love for you. God gives you all you need. He fills you up. Breathe in peace. Exhale fear. Breathe in faith. Exhale distrust. Breathe in hope. Exhale despair. Breathe in love. Exhale hate.
Talk with God. He is a good listener. Explain everything that keeps you from believing that you have enough. Tell him your problems. Ask him your questions. Tell him what scares you. Tell him what makes you happy or sad.
God loves you. Love yourself as you are right now. Picture the positive. Walk where nature can nourish you and replenish calmness. Visit a place where you feel close to God. Make something. Listen to your favorite music. Be kind. Smile. Be thankful. God will be there for you every day of your life. You can count on it. God’s love for you is everlasting!
I was going through a rough time in January and February 2022 when Jim Alvarez from my church, St. Matthew in Charlotte asked me to do a Lenten reflection. I was so excited when I figured out that I was thinking I didn’t have enough…I was sad. There were so many people in my life who were sick and some nearing death. It seemed like everything was caving in on me. Then I remembered God gives us an abundance of all we need. I looked for scriptures and I found in the New Century Version of the Bible:
21 But I have hope
when I think of this:
22 The Lord’s love never ends;
his mercies never stop.
23 They are new every morning;
Lord, your loyalty is great.
I hope you enjoyed this devotional/reflection of God’s Love for You. Please leave a comment and let me know if you would like for me to do more of these video reflections.
Here are two other video reflections with text that I did.
Joan Y. Edwards. “Take a Step Towards the Lord” https://joanyedwards.com/2020/03/14/take-a-step-towards-the-lord/
Joan Y. Edwards. “Do You Need the Forgiveness Tunnel:’ https://joanyedwards.com/2018/05/24/do-you-need-the-forgiveness-tunnel/
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