Say to those with fearful hearts.  “Take courage, do not be afraid.  Behold, your God will … save you.”  – Isa 35:4

Reflection. Meister Eckhart used to advise his followers “to suffer God.”  He meant that we should bear lovingly with God, even if we do not understand Him.  We should trust Him, when He is silent, even if His silence baffles us.

Prayer. Grant me, O Lord, the bravery I need to be Your true follower.  I am so easily discouraged.  I place my trust in You for You alone are holy.