Day 5 – Jesus, I Trust in You!




In the last couple of days, we saw the compassion of God for sinners and how important and precious each child is in His eyes, no matter how sinful and broken we are. We now have a glimpse of how deep our Heavenly Father's love is for each and every one of us. His ultimate wish is for us to be with Him forever. And our repentance begins our journey home.

Our life experiences make it hard for us to comprehend the Father's love. Oftentimes we have doubts about His fairness and impartiality towards each of His children. Truly, it is hard for us to comprehend when we witness all the unfairness in this world. As humans, we try to make sense of what is happening around us. There seems to be a huge gap between what the world is telling us and what Jesus is revealing to us about His Heavenly Father's love.

Indeed, it is hard to believe that the Father's love is so unconditional and impartial in nature. Unfairness in this world aside, it is as incomprehensible that we cannot make God love us more by behaving better or working harder, nor can we make God love us less by our failures or sinfulness!

His love for us is constant and without cost! It is freely given and is to be freely received.

A vivid example is St. Peter. Regardless of what Peter had done to Jesus, that is, betraying God's friendship by denying Jesus three times, God still loves him all the same and has pity on him. Not only did Jesus forgive Peter, but He also restored Peter's identity as the rock upon which the Church would be built, by appointing Peter as the first Pope and giving him the keys to the kingdom of heaven! Incomprehensible? Yes! Yet it is real!

As we continue this Lenten journey, we need to have the basic trust in the God whom we claim we believe in. We need to believe in what Jesus, our Saviour, tells us from His own mouth (that is, through the Scripture). Without this foundation, our journey home will be a guaranteed failure. It is as if we have opened the door for Satan and its lies to mercilessly sever our relationship with God.
Ask yourself:

To whom can we go? Who else is more trustworthy than God?

Let us boldly take our first step to trust in Him, and allow Him to prove His love for us this Lent!


Imagine Jesus turns to you and asks, "Who do you say that I am?" What would you say? If you confess that He is Your Lord, are you proclaiming that from your heart, meaning you trust in every word that comes out of His mouth through the Scripture?

Examine your heart again. Do you really believe from the bottom of your heart what Jesus has revealed about His Fathers unfailing love for you through the three parables (Luke 15) is true?


Dear God, I long to be with You and I long to come back to You. But I know I have doubts both in myself and in You. I am deeply sorry to have hurt You by my lack of faith in You. Come to my aid, Lord, and please help my unbelief! I desire to take the first step to offer my trust in You and allow You to prove Your love to me during this Lenten season! Fill me with Your holy love, Lord!

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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