This is a confusing time. The global health crisis has sparked fear and concern around the world. How can our faith provide comfort?
For me it is meaningful to remember God’s promise to be with us always. God created us, formed us and now sustains us. Jesus, the savior of the world, assures us “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
A song that has brought me comfort in this time is “You Are Mine” by Catholic liturgical composer David Haas. The chorus is based on Isaiah 43:1-7:
Do not be afraid, I am with youDavid Haas (1996)
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine
What a profound thing it is to be named and called by God. Sometimes I feel insecure and wonder if I am “doing enough” or the “right things,” but when I read these words I am reminded that I am enough. I am a child of God. By embracing God’s love for me I feel less invested in the impossible task of trying to please others. Instead I am free love God, myself and others.
I encourage you to listen to this song and receive the comfort that God offers.