Elder Joseph the Hesychast on Trusting in God

Elder Joseph the Hesychast

Elder Joseph the Hesychast

Don’t fear sicknesses, even when you suffer up to the edge of death. As God is constantly present, why do you worry? “In Him we live and move.” Our struggle is in His embrace. We breath God, we are surrounded by God, we touch God, we mystically eat God. Wherever we turn, wherever we look, God is everywhere: in Heaven, on earth, in the abyss, in wood, in rocks, in your mind, in your heart. So doesn’t He see what you bear? That you suffer? Tell Him your complaints and you will see…healing both in your soul and in your body.

* This excerpt is from “Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit” translated and compiled by Herman A. Middleton

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