Deeper Life: Cultivating a sense of trust in God’s plan

I wish I could reach up into the sky
and pull down
of the magic in stardust
to ease your troubled mind,

but sometimes
the answers to my prayers arrive
more like rain in a distant land
that is parched
at a random time …

a nudge whispered by angels
into a heart across the galaxy,
an invitation to mercy
like the one I myself received
so mysteriously.

Who does anything to deserve
the hand of God reaching down
to take hold of their own
and guide them into safety
and perfect love?

Who are we to judge
how long this journey takes
or the conditions we face
along the way
or even how we feel
about them?

Sometimes I wish
I was the one in charge
of winds and tides
and rainbows and clouds
and people and places
and miracles and healings …

Then I remember
the mess I made of my own life
before grace swept me up into her arms
and slowly but surely began
to graft me
into the heart of Christ …

I am grateful
for the luxury
of having someone
who is worthy
of melting into,
someone who knows what He’s doing
and can carry me
all the way
into my destiny
in perfect timing.

I am grateful
for the privilege
of a Creator,
who is trustworthy,
always looking after me
and everyone else
at the same time.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Gospel Mt 7:7-12

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which one of you would hand his son a stone
when he asked for a loaf of bread,
or a snake when he asked for a fish?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give good things
to those who ask him.

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.
This is the law and the prophets.”


How do you process seemingly unanswered prayers in light of your faith? Comment below, and I’ll be delighted to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Lord help us to recognize and receive graciously the “good gifts” you give us as answers to our prayers, even when they come wrapped in different packaging than we had hoped for. Strengthen us to trust in Your Fatherly love for us and persevere in asking and aligning our heart’s desires with Your will, which we don’t always understand. Help us to trust that “good things” always come from our prayers, whether we can perceive the results or not. Inspire us to give generously prayers from our heart, to invite graces into the hearts of those who need them most.


written by Nicky Gant for 3/5/2020



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