Oct. 25: A Link in a Chain

Cardinal John Henry Newman once penned these words about the fact that God uses every human being to accomplish some good:

“God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another.  I have my mission…I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.

“He has not created me for naught.  I shall do good.  I shall do His work.  I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place while not intending it—if I do but keep His commandments.

“Therefore I will trust Him.  Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away.  If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.  He does nothing in vain, He knows what He is about.”

You…discern my thoughts…and are acquainted with all my ways.  (Psalm 139:2,3) 

When things are not going well in my life, Lord, help me to

trust that You are still leading me.

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