Struggles | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

05.26.23 | Celebration, Community, International, Pulpit Posts, World

We all face struggles at one time or another in our lives. Many who have lived here for many years have faced difficulties in establishing banking relationships. Imagine those if you will, who are migrating to the United States and struggles they will also have to deal with.

One week ago, the New York Episcopal Federal Credit Union was opened. It will serve not only those of us in the diocese but also anyone who has a relationship with the diocese. Many migrants, farm workers who work in the northern part of the diocese will also be able to avail themselves of banking services through the credit union.

While the Credit Union will not be functional till late Summer or early Fall, many who have lost their faith and have doubt in obtaining banking services will now have the opportunity to do so.

When there is doubt or a loss in faith, means you are not focusing on Jesus. We all will have those seasons of doubt, but if we can be reminded of Jesus, our faith can be renewed. Have you looked to the Lord lately? He has not changed. He is still all that we need and more.

There’s nothing any better for a fearful heart than a fresh encounter with the Lord.

When times of doubt come, consider the cross, the empty tomb, and remember His promise to come again. We have no reason to walk around with our heads down; as we belong to the Lord.

When we are continually being refueled by the peace of Christ, it takes control of our hearts, our minds, our attitudes and actions. Our life and our relationships are about reflecting the heart of Christ, putting the Lord first and others second, freely forgiving, selflessly serving, trusting our Savior and his will for us.



Rev. Robert Jacobs

Rev. Robert Jacobs


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