In moments of instability, it can be easy to succumb to feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and sadness. You may feel overwhelmed by your work or personal life. You may be struggling to offer the type of awareness and guidance that your children need from you. Regardless of the reason, turning to faith in moments of uncertainty can help you rebuild a foundation of security and hope that will propel your forward through the darker days.
Study the Bible instead of Simply Reading It
Actively reading the Bible is the first step to understanding the Catholic faith at large as well as your personal understanding of its stories, messages, and lessons. How do the words on the page make you feel? How do they reveal God’s love and the power of Jesus’s sacrifice? Each day, make an effort to read and reflect on a passage from the Bible, and consider keeping a journal to record your thoughts, emotions, and reactions as you read. Take your time when you study the passages in order to strengthen your understanding of the language and the true meaning of faith behind the stories.
Incorporate the Rosary into Your Practices
When you pray the rosary, you open yourself up to a stronger understanding of your faith and the relationship you’ve built with Jesus through the sacred Mysteries. In times where you need prayer, the rosary serves as a means of grounding you, and it allows you to focus your energy and attention on reflecting upon God’s love for you. Feel the beads between your fingers and close your eyes as you recite each prayer. Make an effort to clear your mind and allow yourself to reflect wholly on the Virgin Mary and Jesus’s infinite love and compassion.
Share Your Love of Jesus with Your Spouse and Children
The best way to foster an environment based in faith is to share your love of Jesus with the people who matter most – the members of your family. If you haven’t already, begin to build routines and traditions around prayer and reflection. Ask your spouse to say grace at the dinner table, and pray with your children each evening before bedtime. By sharing your faith with the people closest to you and encouraging your spouse and children to practice, you will continue to grow as a family in love and happiness.