As a human, being faced with problems once in a while is inevitable. As a matter of fact, problems are a huge part of our lives because things are not designed to always work out as planned for us. Although these difficulties could make us stronger and brave enough to tackle life’s challenges, it is no doubt that it can also be draining, frustrating and depressing passing through some difficult problems.
It could even get unbearable too, thereby leading one to consider ending it all through suicide. But one thing we should always keep in mind is the fact that no condition lasts forever. This is why Sirach says, “In the time of plenty think of the time of hunger; in the days of wealth think of poverty and need. From morning to evening conditions change, and all things move swiftly before the Lord.” (Sirach 18:25-26). It is also written, “For everything, there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted”. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2).
Really, if only we knew how swiftly conditions of life change: how quickly good conditions become bad and bad conditions become good, we would get so consumed in the problems we are facing in our present lives. Many of us doubt the love of God at such times. We lose faith in Him and forget that He is always aware of everything we go through and all that He requires of us is to “ask” without doubting that we would receive; to seek fully trusting in Him that we would find (Matt 7:7).
This prayer seeks for God’s intervention in challenging situations of life, take that burden to our Lord and he will take it off your shoulders:
“Jesus Christ, I ask that you may give me a shoulder to lean on during this difficult situation. Wipe my tears away. I am burdened, Lord, hold my hand. I take my yoke upon you that I may learn from you; you are gentle and humble. In you, I can find peace. My heart rests in you. You are my friend. Stand with me to the end. Be my rock. Amen”.
Even if you have taken it to God in prayers before now, you must not forget that God answers our prayers in his own time, and according to his will. So even though it might seem like He is silent on your prayers, never stop praying. Just keep praying without relenting.We highly recommend this Catholic book below that will help your faith. It addresses numerous questions and can be given to friends and family.
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