Really, Lord?

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Really, Lord?

I am with you always until the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)

Really, Lord? You are with me always? But I can’t see you and some days I don’t even feel your presence.

You are here, and still there is suffering and pain? It doesn’t make sense to me.

How can you say you are with me always when I have so much confusion and worry? I don’t understand who you are or who you want me to be.

There are times that I really doubt that, as you said, it was better for me that you go (John 16:7). Really? I think it would be better if you had stayed so I could see you, touch you, walk with you, and talk with you.

You promised to be with me always and yet my heart aches and longs to be with you. I want to feel your love, to be assured of your love, to trust in your love.

Thank you, Lord, for saying that you are with me always.

I believe. Help my unbelief.

Sr. Lisa blog

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“Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.”
–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict