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"I can't go on" – Br. David Vryhof

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Br. David Vryhof offers encouragement for how, in moments of desolation, we might move from “I can’t go on” to God’s hopeful word, “Do not be afraid.”

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  1. Ginni on December 30, 2014 at 05:24

    I’m having a great difficulty with my faith in God. I want so much…and pray so much…for Him to enter my heart, but always feel as though I am missing something. I believe I put too much emphasis on my mind and not enough on my heart, but try as I may, I can’t get over feeling stuck. Help me please.

    • Louise on January 2, 2015 at 23:37

      I have often felt a similar anxiety about my faith. It helps me to simply and humbly accept my emptiness. When I do this I can grasp the fact that God desires to fill and bless me far more than I desire Him. He is the focus–the initiator of our relationship. Faith is not about me but about Him and His nature, His character. Who is He, not who am I or how am I doing. Feeling somewhat lost, to me, means I’m about to be found or I wouldn’t be bothering or caring. You care. That’s your gift to God. He loves it that faith matters to you. That’s what it seems like to me anyway.

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