It is one thing to say, “What’s going to be with this world? Where are things going? What is going to happen to us?” And it is totally another, to turn all that happens into motivation to run to Christ. “My Lord, I believe that you run and govern the world, that you know everything, that you give grace and save. So I come to you begging to take away this mood, this sadness for current problems which weigh heavy on my shoulders and give me pain. I let everything rest in your hands, my God”.
It is one thing taking such an attitude that brings peace and divine consolation into you, and it is another saying the same words in agony. The latter is, ultimately, lack of trust in God’s providence and goodness.
When we are ready and mature, God will deprive us of nothing.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017