Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Matthew 9:27-31
“According to your faith let it be to you,” Jesus says to the two blind men who ask for healing in Matthew’s Gospel today. Wouldn’t it be glorious to hear those words spoken after just our first request to God for something? Wouldn’t we all love to hear affirmation right away that our prayers have been heard and will be answered immediately just as we’ve asked?
God doesn’t work that way, and unfortunately we don’t live in Jesus’ time to hear Him speak directly to us. But we can do the same thing these two blind men did, which is to proclaim our faith when we ask our petitions. Be confident that God in fact does hear our prayers and takes them to heart. Be thankful that we believe in Him and trust that He loves us. Say “Thank You” at the end of our prayers in total belief that the faith in which the prayer was sent out will be answered.
We may not get the exact answer we seek, or as quickly as we’d like, but know that God hears and will answer with what is best for us. Be assured that just having faith will reward us with answers.
When you feel the need to actually hear an answer from a godly source, seek counsel from a wise mentor or priest. What a blessing we have in the Catholic Church to have the Sacrament of Reconciliation, when we can hear a representative of God speak to us in forgiveness and affirmation of our needs just like the two blind men, then be blessed because of our faith.
Are you asking God for help without true faith that He will answer you?
Dear God, I come to You in complete belief that You not only hear my prayers, but that You love me enough to answer them every time. Continue to strengthen my belief. Thank You for all Your blessings. Amen.
Copyright 2020 Colleen Mallette
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Colleen lives in Ohio and is the proud mother of three young adults. She loves being a full-time stay-at-home mom and a part-time bookkeeper for her husband. She likes to read, write, scrapbook, and volunteer, and is excited to use her talents to share God’s love and the hope of His promises through CatholicMom.com. Colleen is co-author of “In Godʼs Hands, Miracles in the Lives of Moms” and blogs at Colleen's Contemplations.