Divine Providence

Divine Providence

Because God loves intensely and tenderly, He cares for everything that He created and provides man with everything good that he needs.

As master of his own plan, God wants to end it the way that He intended. With his own perfect perspective, He always stays close, watching over and communicating with his creation. 

God always leads and guides man toward salvation and eternal life with Him in Heaven.

All that God asks is for man to trust his fatherly care and submit to his will, living in harmony with the rest of his creation.

God is here to help:

A radical dependence on God:

Creation has its own goodness and proper perfection, but it did not spring forth complete from the hands of the Creator. The universe was created “in a state of journeying” (in statu viae) toward an ultimate perfection yet to be attained, to which God has destined it. We call “divine providence” the dispositions by which God guides his creation toward this perfection: By his providence God protects and governs all things which He has made, “reaching mightily from one end of the Earth to the other, and ordering all things well”. For “all are open and laid bare to his eyes”, even those things which are yet to come into existence through the free action of creatures.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 302

God is still creating and always directing:

Trusting in God’s loving care: 

The certainty that God loves us makes us trust in his fatherly providence even in life’s most difficult moments. This complete trust in God, the providential Father, even in the midst of adversity, is admirably expressed by St Teresa of Jesus: “Let nothing trouble you; let nothing frighten you. Everything passes. God never changes. Patience obtains all. Whoever has God wants for nothing. God alone is enough.” 

Pope John Paul II, General Audience, March 24, 1999

Learn to trust the voice:

God is always present, communicating and providing:

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

Matthew 6: 31-34

God has a plan:

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