Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and those who seek will find, and to those who knock the door will be opened. —Mt 7:7-8

Reflection. Trust comes with difficulty. When our feet are buried in quicksand, fear envelops us. We are tempted in times of turmoil to reach for alcohol or drugs, anything to soothe that savage feeling of fear.

This is the time to cry out to Jesus for help.

Prayer. Quiet my troubled soul, O Lord, and give me Your hand to lift me up. Lead me to safety, and I will follow You.