Trust, Even When It Seems Impossible

Imagine the scene in John, chapter 6 where Jesus told his disciples “Unless you eat My flesh and drink My blood, you will not inherit eternal life.” Many of His disciples walked away from Him that day, unable to believe. It was the catalyst for Judas’ betrayal. But Peter, in response to Jesus’ asking if those who were left would abandon him, too, said, “To whom shall we go, Lord? You alone have the words of eternal life.” Even though Jesus’ teaching was difficult, Peter knew Jesus was the Messiah. He knew He was the Son of God.

You may be going through challenging times, yourself, now as you go through your divorce or try to rebuild your life after one. It may seem impossible that things will get better. But contemplate St. Peter’s statement of simple faith. He didn’t demand an explanation from God, he just followed because, even though he didn’t fully understand, he knew Jesus was God and there was no other place to go. So if he didn’t understand, the only other option was to simply follow Christ and gain understanding through following.

Don’t give in to your worries and doubts. Trust in God, that He will take care of you and give you what you need.

Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).


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