Have you felt like you have been losing a battle lately in life? Perhaps you feel like you are losing a battle against an illness? May be, your spouse, a family member or a friend has been very bitter, controlling, or abusive and you feel you are losing the battle? May be your finances are deep in the red and you feel you can never reach the green? Are you fighting the battle alone or are you asking God to fight it for you?
One evening, my daughter was reading me a story called “The Weight of a Mass”. In the story, an old lady asks a prestigious baker for crumbs of bread and tells him she will offer a Mass for him. Cocky and rude, he asks her how much bread he would owe her. He proceeds to place a piece of paper with the words “one Mass” written on it on one side of the balance and on the other he places a slice of old bread. The side with the piece of paper never rises. He continues to place more and more on the opposite side of the paper, pastries and chocolates, with the same results. The scale never budged. As my daughter begins to read about his challenge of the weight of “one Mass”, she says “God always wins”.
“God always wins!” I thought about that for some time afterwards. I evaluated my own past and could see so many instances where I tried to fight the battle alone and couldn’t keep my head above water. In some of these moments, I even hindered God as he tried to work in me, resisting any help he would give me. When I looked through the rearview mirror of my past and saw the moments that I called out to God in prayer and asked him to fight for me, those battles bore fruit, polished a gem. They didn’t always come without a struggle or pain but they were victorious battles.
No matter what is going on in your life, if you are open to receiving God into your circumstance, he will always win. Sometimes the outcome may not be what you intended or thought was best, but later when you look back you will realize that it was the perfect solution in your life. Trust in his plans and be open to whatever they may be. Let him win the battle for you, because “God always wins”.
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