Trust in God when one encounters the valley of darkness, says Pope

Trust in God when one encounters the valley of darkness, says Pope

Pope_Francis_1_celebrates_Mass_at_Santa_Marta_on_March_14_2016_Credit_LOsservatore_Romano_CNA_3_14_16Trust in God when we find ourselves in the valley of darkness, exhorted Pope Francis to the faithful. He encouraged them to offer themselves to the Lord. “He who entrusts himself to the Lord our Shepherd, shall lack nothing,” the Pope said.

While speaking during Mass on Monday, Pope mentioned many instances of dark valleys that people encounters. He told them not to question Lord by asking “How can I entrust myself to God when I see all these things? And when things happen to me, each of us may say: how can I entrust myself to You?”

The Holy Father described the last words of Jesus while on the cross: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” He advised the faithful “to trust in God who walks with me, walks with his people, walks with the Church: this is an act of faith.”