A Collect for Trust in Discomfort

Lord Jesus, our rabbi and shepherd, have patience with us when we grumble at being taken into uncomfortable circumstances. Increase our trust in you that what you are doing is for good and that our discomfort is not a sign of trouble but one of growth and potential, through you who with the Father and Holy Spirit is higher than our thoughts and wiser than all our understanding. Amen. ‘And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”‘ – Luke 15:2