Day 19: daily lent practice: How? Place yourself in the hand of God

Category : Daily Lent Practice

“… and be clothed with humility, for ‘God resists the
proud, But gives grace to the humble.’” (1 Pet 5:5)

“The Lord sees your need and your efforts, and
will give you a helping hand. He will support and
establish you as a soldier, fully armed and ready to
go into battle. No support can be better than His. The
greatest danger lies in the soul thinking that it can find
this help within itself; then it will lose everything. Evil
will dominate it again, eclipsing the light that as yet
flickers but weakly in the soul, and it will extinguish the
small flame which is still scarcely burning.

The soul should realize how powerless it is alone;
therefore, expecting nothing of itself, let it fall down
in humility before God, and in its own heart recognize
itself to be nothing. Then grace – which is all powerful –
will, out of this nothing, create in it everything. He who
in total humility puts himself in the hand of the merciful
God, attracts the Lord to himself, and becomes strong
in His strength.”

St Theophan the Recluse


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