"The Lord is with you" (Lk. 1:28). These words inspire confidence and comfort. No matter the crisis, situation or circumstance, the knowledge that our omnipotent God is by our side gives courage to those who trust Him. We have no need to fear or be anxious, because God is faithful and He will lead us to victory. When Mary heard God's plan for her life from Gabriel (Lk. 1:26-38), she was at first troubled. However, Mary surrendered to God's will, and was endowed with the joy of being the mother of Jesus. As God's people, we will be bothered by His word that invites us to grow. But if we trust Him, God's grace will guide us through life. Loving Father, teach us how to trust in Your power, so that in the daily events of our lives, we may see and celebrate Your saving presence at all times. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.