Trust in the Lord
Posted on Jan 20, 2021 by Shari Van Baale
The readings this week (for Sunday, Jan. 24) all have one thing in common — trusting in God, even if His intentions are not clear at the time. This can be hard, especially when times are tough. Just be still in the fact that God has His hand on everything, and even though you might not see His plan, you need to trust in Him.
The Old Testament reading is from Jonah. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, which was a three days’ walk, and warn them that their city would be destroyed. Jonah obeyed, the people believed, and turned from their evil ways. God saw this and decided not to bring the destruction He had originally planned. (Jonah 3:1-5, 10)
The Psalm is about God being your rock. He is your refuge in times of sorrow and struggle, and you can trust and feel safe knowing you are in His care. If you trust in God, He will watch out for you and protect you. (Psalm 62:5-12)
The Gospel is the story of Jesus coming to Simon and Andrew and asking them to give up all to follow him and be “fishers of men” instead of fishermen. They did so without question. James and John did the same. (Mark 1:14-20)
All of these are about listening to God, doing what He says, and following him no matter what. At times it can be hard, especially when we don’t understand His ways, but knowing God’s hand is in all that we do can be your salvation.
Shari Van Baale