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St. Paul of Tarsus

Clinton Township , MI Archdiocese of Detroit


“I asked Jesus how I could boost my hope, and decrease my anxiety”

Steve Hull

Recently, I went to my church to pray with Jesus in the tabernacle, feeling good about the Roe v. Wade decision, but anxious about all of the pro-abortion, sometimes violent propaganda I was seeing everywhere. So, I asked Jesus how I could boost my hope and decrease my anxiety. I started flipping through the Psalms, looking at the titles for one that might address these feelings. And there it was: Psalm 46, ‘God, the Protector of Zion.’ Those opening lines were just what I needed to boost my hope: ‘God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken and mountains quake to the depths of the sea, Though its waters rage and foam and mountains totter at its surging.’ God IS ever-present, but we have to know where to find Him, and then make the effort to go there, so that He can speak to us!

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