The Old Testament has many statements that can be misunderstood. For instance, I was just reading, “God will gather you; even from there while he bring you back. The Lord, your God, will then bring you into the land which your fathers once occupied, that you too may occupy it, and he will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers.” This statement implies that God will take care of us the way our sinful human hearts long to be treated.
The truth is, God allows things to happen to heal us, and bring us ever nearer to him. The problem is that we tend to get confused when he circumcises our hearts. We feel pain and/or mental confusion, and we run to the world to fill the void that he cleared out for our mental, physical, and spiritual health. We undo what he has done for our benefit.
The truth is, only God can fill the void within us, but he can only fill us if we allow him to clear the clutter within that keeps him from fully setting up his residence within.
Spend some time today pondering where God is working in your life. Are you cooperating or resisting. Invite the Holy Spirit into your day to give you the wisdom and courage to stop resisting, and to allow him to continue his work of fulfilling you the way you were intended to be fulfilled.
Ms. Debra D. Weldon, O.P.