A Season of Hopeful Waiting

December 24, 2011

My friend, Marcie Buckle, shared this reflection on Advent composed of verses she has found comfort in this year.  Marce, thanks for sharing and for your friendship!   

Advent, A Season of Hopeful Waiting“:

Trust in the LORD with A ll your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6


For I know well the plans I have for you, D eclares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. Jeremiah 29:11


Love does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, belieVes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:6-7


Then the pEace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7


My soul, be at rest in God aloNe, from whom comes my hope. God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not fall. Psalm 62:6-7


Show me your ways, O LORD, Teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

I hope this Advent season was one of hope, and I hope that the Christmas Season, which starts tonight deepens joy, hope, and love in your life!

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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