Reflection 139: Providence Makes it Happen


Sometimes we tend to push the Will of God faster than God has chosen to move.  As a result, we end up doing our own will and not that of God’s.  The key is patience.  We must patiently wait upon the Lord for Him to act in us so that He is the one doing all things through us.  In fact, the act of patience is something that God desires greatly in our lives.  Through patience, we are able to let go of our own will and our own ideas and watch the Lord accomplish so much more than we could ever do on our own.  We must be diligent, and respond to the Lord when He opens a door or points the way, but we must wait for Him to do the opening and pointing (See Diary #693).

What are you impatient with in life?  What is it that you want God to move faster at?  Reflect upon this inner struggle and know that the virtue of patience opens the door to the guidance and grace that God wants to give.  Let Him do things in His time and His way and you will discover that His ways are far above yours.

Lord, I know that Your ways are infinitely above mine and that Your thoughts must be chosen over my own (see Is. 55:8).  Give me the grace of patience in all things.  Help me to wait on You and to trust that Your Mercy will be bestowed in abundance in accord with Your perfect wisdom.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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