FOURTH WEEK OF LENT                                                                                    Wednesday, March 29
Pille Snydstrup
Class of 2017

 

Have Faith in God Always

 

“The Lord is trustworthy in all His words, and loving in all His works.  The Lord supports all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.”  -Psalm 145:13-14

 

Throughout our lives, we may have gone through difficult times and lost our faith. We may have even given up at times, but we are reminded that God is always with us to help us get back on the right path.

 

The movie Soul Surfer demonstrates how, when we are knocked down, it can be challenging to get back up. The main character, Bethany Hamilton, went through a traumatic event in her life, losing her arm. She became very angry and did not understand how God could let something so devastating happen to her. She asked her youth group leader, “How can this be God’s plan for me?” She gave up things she liked doing before and lost her faith. It was very hard for her to accept this new reality, but she realized that something good must come out of this tragedy. One day Bethany believed that if she had faith, she could continue doing what she loved the most, surfing. Slowly, she was able to overcome this difficult time in her life by having faith and trusting God again.

 

I connected with this movie because there have been times in my life where I have lost faith, and it felt like I had no support at times. I had to remind myself that God was always with me and He would help me when I needed extra support.

 

                Lord, help us see that You are always present, especially during times that I most need You. Amen.

 

Is 49:8-15            Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18           Jn 5:17-30