The Hard Road


What a hard first reading today from Second Kings!  The story of Naaman the leper is fascinating. First the King of Israel throws a monkey wrench into God’s plans by rendering his garments and tearing Naaman’s hopes in the action. Elisha convinces him to go with the plan. Then it is Naaman himself who refuses to do the simple task asked of him.  His servants persuade him to do what is asked of him. It is intriguing to see how we too want a hard road instead of the path of blessings.

How often do we say no to the healing God sets before us? We believe that we need to do something challenging. We mistrust instead of embrace.  What is it that holds you back from the freedom God longs for you? Will you listen to the voices encouraging you to believe that this is the time for your healing? Step out in faith. See what happens.



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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