Reflection, Tom Healy
If you are anything like me, each morning arrives with a new list of cares and concerns, worries and anxieties. For those seeking a solution, I turn to Paul’s words: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” God knows what we are going through, and wants us to come to Him with our cares. We should come to Him with thanksgiving, knowing that it is a privilege to be able to approach the God of the universe and that we are to bring all our petitions (our heart-felt concerns that arise out of a deep personal need). God, in turn, promises to give you “the peace that surpasses all understanding, which will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”. He knows, He cares and He alone can give you peace in the midst of a storm.