Behold I Am With You

Behold I am with you. -Mt 28:20

As the omnipotence of God is infinite, nothing is impossible to Him; as His wisdom is infinite, nothing is difficult to Him; as His goodness is immeasurable, He has an infinite desire for our wellbeing. Now, should this not be enough to make us repose all our confidence in Him? -Scupoli

St. Francis de Sales was filled with so much confidence in God, that he was in perfect tranquillity amid the greatest disasters; for he could not persuade himself, as he often said, that any one who trusts in a Providence infinite in all respects, has not cause to hope for a good result from whatever it permits to happen to him.

God certainly desires our greatest good more than we ourselves desire it. He knows better than we by what way it can come to us; and the choice of ways is wholly in His hands, as it is He who governs and regulates all that occurs in the world. It is, then, most certain that in all chances that can befall, whatever may happen, will always be best for us. -St. Augustine

St. Francis de Sales, knowing that all events succeed one another according to the disposal of Divine Providence, rested upon it more tranquilly than an infant upon its mother’s bosom. He said that the Lord had taught him this lesson even from his youth.

Text from A Year With the Saints (New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1891).

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