Today’s word for June 5, 2011


Many bulls surround me;
strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
Roaring lions that tear their prey
open their mouths wide against me.
Psalm 22:12-13

Sometimes our problems pile over each other and we end up feeling like we are surrounded by aggressive bulls whose size and animosity inspire us with terror. Almost everyone knows that a corral where a bull is grazing is not a safe place to enter. Being overwhelmed by trouble could also make us feel like we’re surrounded by aggressive beasts whose sharp teeth are ready to liquidate us with a deadly bite. Obviously, unless we have the powers of a superhero, we will not be able to come out of the uncomfortable and dangerous situation by our own means. It is in these moments of failure when God acts because it is then when we abandon our claims of self-sufficiency and let him work. Until we reach the point where we realize that there is nothing we can do for ourselves will continue to try to resolve things by ourselves and will impede God from doing his part. Now, experience tells us that we are very clumsy in this regard.

Let us surrender our problems to God, starting with the seemingly simple issues and we will soon realize that God is interested even in the smallest details of our lives. Are not we his children? If he shows interest for our simple things, would he not also be interested in more important things? Let us allow him to act even in the smallest things and gradually we will come to know and we will be certain that he can solve any problem, even if it looks impossible to us. Remember that we should not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, we should present our requests to God. To God alone be the glory!

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