Help Me to Believe
What do you believe in? When it comes to morals, we all have a little angel and then a little devil sitting on our shoulders, helping us to make decisions, learning to invest our belief in what is right. As humans, we have morals that help to guide us. This comes with a belief in what is right, being kind and honest, seeking truth and living lives of love. God calls us to believe in Him and trust in His Word. This includes during times when we are worn to the bone, tempted, hurting and lonely. Even at the lowest points, we need to trust that God is working and guiding us towards a better future, one with Him at the centre. If we trust our moral code to do what is right, believe what is true and seek love, God is all that we could ever need, even in the lowest of times.
Today's Gospel states: "But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping?' She said to them, 'Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.' Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?' Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, 'Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.' Jesus said to her, 'Mary.' She turned and said to him in Hebrew, 'Rab-bo'ni!' (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, 'Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' Mary Mag'dalene went and said to the disciples, 'I have seen the Lord'; and she told them that he had said these things to her" (John 20:11-18).
Today's reading talks about how we need to trust that God will always come through and do as He says. Mary was weeping at the tomb, assuming that someone had taken Jesus. She didn't even consider the possibility that he had risen, as he said he would, on the third day. So often, we doubt our belief in God, in Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us. If things go slightly wrong one day, we blame God for the outcome, instead of trusting in Him to help pull us through and seek His will. At times like these, it is important to pray the prayer, 'Lord, help my unbelief'. Take some time today to pray and ask God to help you seek Him continuously.
Today we pray:
Thank You for the joy that comes with another day. Help me to seek You, even at my lowest moments. Guide me and help my unbelief. I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.