Be at peace, and call upon God

St Nektarios of Aegina

St Nektarios of Aegina

PUT UP all your cares to God. He cares for you.

Do not become faint-hearted, and do not distress yourselves. He who searches out the hidden depths of a man’s soul, knows your desires too, and has the power to fulfil them as he knows. For your part, ask of God, and do not lose your courage.

Do not think that, since the longing you have is holy, you have a right to complain, when your prayers are not heard. God fulfils your longings in a way that you do not know. So be at peace then, and call upon God.

St Nektarios of Aegina. From Orthodox Fathers.

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WHEN I called upon him, the God of my righteousness heard me: thou hast made room for me in tribulation; pity me, and hearken to my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye be slow of heart? wherefore do ye love vanity, and seek falsehood? Pause.

But know ye that the Lord has done wondrous things for his holy one: the Lord will hear me when I cry to him. Be ye angry, and sin not; feel compunction upon your beds for what ye say in your hearts. Pause.

Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and trust in the Lord. Many say, Who will shew us good things? the light of thy countenance, O Lord, has been manifested towards us. Thou hast put gladness into my heart: they have been satisfied with the fruit of their corn and wine and oil. I will both lie down in peace and sleep: for thou, Lord, only hast caused me to dwell securely.

Psalm 4.

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