When You Need to Have Coffee With God


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March 16  

In the first reading today from Jeremiah 31, the Lord talks of a new covenant he will make with his people: I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they have need to teach their friends and relatives how to know the Lord. All from least to greatest, shall know me, says the Lord . . .

I do know the Lord. According to this Scripture, you also know the Lord. It is written upon our hearts. Right after this first reading is Psalm 51: Create a clean heart in me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

Recently I had something important to do. After one of those night’s sleep where I solve problems and create anxiety, where I am sleepless and restless, I decided to roll with the abysmal time change and get up at what is my normal rise time, 5:00 am. 

I reached into the cupboard—reaching high because I am short—and as I tried to lift the cup over some glasses, a mug and a glass toppled out. Somehow, I managed to have the cupboard door slam me in the face as glass shattered everywhere.

I made my cup of coffee.

Picking up the glass very carefully to avoid the shard cuts, I quietly thought this situation through. Why did I have to do something important? Why couldn’t my husband have made the cupboards lower? Why did I get hit in the face? Why is there division with my children?? Why oh why oh why?

And yet, as I sat down to pray, as I spent my time with my Father God, my heart started to ache. I know so much in my heart. In my heart I felt comforted, I knew it was—as we say here—a wimpy spirit trying to wreck my day . . . trying to steal my heart. 

I asked the Lord to create a clean heart in me, to clean out the thoughts that cloud my mind, and to put a steadfast spirit within me.

Now I no longer have something important to do.

It is done.

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  • Exactly what I needed to read as I have just gotten out of bed after a restless sleep and a to do list going in my brain while the rest of my house remains asleep.

    Ok. It is done. 💚

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