Apr 15 2012

Do not waver in your trust, but accept everything that happens as from my hand—with gratitude, even in difficult times…

Zephaniah 1:10 On that day, says the LORD, a cry will be heard from the Fish Gate, a wail from the New Quarter, loud crashing from the hills.

“My beloved, do you see how events are already in motion? Do not fear what you see and do not be alarmed for what is coming, but with great trust in my love and faithfulness, place all your hope in me. My little children, you have celebrated the feast of my mercy. Prove yourselves! Trust in my mercy without fail. Do not waver in your trust, but accept everything that happens as from my hand—with gratitude, even in difficult times. You do not know what I intend to purchase with what you offer me. Then resent nothing, but offer everything. I tell you that what you think you are missing on earth is worthless compared to what your offerings can purchase. Yes, there is much to come, but in the Divine Will, not only is victory assured, but a greater victory than can be imagined by men or angels.”

O my Jesus, I place all my hope and trust in you! In the Divine Will I give you my every moment, every breath and beat of my heart. In your mercy use it to accomplish all your holy will desires. I love you my God! Have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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30 Responses to “Do not waver in your trust, but accept everything that happens as from my hand—with gratitude, even in difficult times…”

  1. Kathy AEon 15 Apr 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I wondered as I prayed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy today if today might not be the last Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated before great changes and ultimatums for many souls. How consoling Peli’s message, which echoes one of Mark Mallet’s latest posts:
    Peli: “You do not know what I intend to purchase with what you offer me.” and
    Mark: “The Useless Temptation” (http://www.markmallett.com/blog/2012/04/the-useless-temptation/#more-8284) ” that which is also done according to the word of the Lord has an enduring impact. This is particularly true when one is a member of Christ’s mystical body, and thus you participate in the eternal and universal act of Redemption when you live and move and have your being in Him—when you are united to His holy will. You may think that the cup of coffee you give up for souls is a small thing, but in reality, it has eternal repercussions that, frankly, you will not fathom until you enter eternity. The reason is not because your sacrifice is so great, but because it is joined to the Great and Eternal Act of Christ, and thus, it takes on the power of His Cross and Resurrection. A pebble may be tiny, but when it is cast into the water, it causes ripples across the entire pond. ”
    If we are in the Divine Will, united with the passion and death of Christ, and offer moment by moment everything, NOTHING is useless! The ripples from each tiny pebble in our lives reach to the ends of the earth.
    Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you save souls. Every few days some soul I have known from the past, near or far, has come to my mind, and I have tried to submerge them in the Divine Mercy, praying our little “Jesus, Mary, Joseph…” prayer. Remember, Sister Consolata Betrone told us that Christ promised a soul every time we prayed that little ejaculation (provided we pray it from the heart). She also told us that it offered endless reparation to the abuses heaped upon Christ, and we can’t begin to imagine how deep the abuse of this Godless generation.
    Brothers and sisters, all of you are in my “territory of souls” and I love and pray for all of you daily.

  2. anneon 16 Apr 2012 at 12:31 am

    we are truly being moved from senses to FAITH. in order to have a true and sincere friendship with the Lord, we have to know Him. When we spend time with Him and He shows us His Love for us we can truly TRUST HIM. Without trust, one cannot have an honest and deep friendship. We are all on a journey to childlike trust of the heart in Jesus.in the senses we are so very easily decieved and especially in todays world. How weak i am and i know how easy it is to be decieved. We are being led to deep trust and FAITH in Him so we will walk ONLY by Faith, trust, Hope, Love. Not by the senses but in the spirit and so the Lord can communicate to us in the spirit through the Holy Spirit. So the Church is being formed, the Church in the Holy Spirit. It is a process of moving from sense to spirit.
    the more the Faith dies, the darker it becomes and so how essential it is to walk by Faith as the deception grows more and more. It is only by the grace of God that any of us can “see”.

    we are being prepared. May the Precious Blood of Jesus protect all of us , our loved ones and all those around us. Come Holy Spirit come and renew the face of the earth.

  3. Lukeon 16 Apr 2012 at 6:23 am

    Thank you for this message! DM Sunday was a ROUGH day for me! It was non stop spiritual attacks internally and from close family. Somehow I made it through the day. God bless you all today.

  4. Ginaon 16 Apr 2012 at 8:26 am

    Perfect timing for this message. I am almost destitute. I MUST totally trust in Jesus and all His promises. It seemed like this message was written just for me. Jesus I trust in you.

  5. Daveon 16 Apr 2012 at 8:29 am

    Thanks for your openness, Peli! The message was right on. I suffered a lot this last week with abdominal pain, and tried my best to offer it up. The docs didn’t find anything wrong, and fortunately it is mostly subsiding, especially since Saturday evening around the vigil of the Feast of Mercy.

  6. christmas carol from cantonon 16 Apr 2012 at 10:59 am

    Kathy, your thoughts were similar to what I felt. I sent this out to my lists:
    During the Divine Mercy Mass today, I had the distinct feeling that this holy day, the greatest gift of God’s mercy since the Incarnation, would be the preparation for the remnant as we await the events foretold by so many. It could also be our very last one. We are now ready for battle. Observe the weather changes world wide; the wars; the economic situation and the HATRED that pits one group against the other. I don’t know about you, but the darkness is heavy and palpable. If you were blessed to take part in the Mass and claimed the promises made by Jesus to St. Faustina, continue to offer the chaplet often during the day for the intentions listed in the novena. If you cannot pray the chaplet throughout the day, just say “Jesus, Mercy. Jesus, I TRUST in you.” Repeat that prayer so often that it becomes like your breathing. Continue to frequent confession monthly and pray as if every day were to be the last day of your life. Abandon, surrender yourself to God. Allow Him to use you as He will. Detach yourself from persons, places and things that keep you from prayer and sacrifice. Forgive, forgive, forgive. Love, love, love.
    The time is NOW and we are ready for battle. Onward!

  7. pelianitoon 16 Apr 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Very powerful CC! thanks for sharing your message with us.

  8. Saabon 16 Apr 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I hesitated to post as my jaw dropped from Peli’s message and the sense that many have about this Divine Mercy Celebration, being probably the last we would openly participate in for a while… Trust! Trust! Trust!

    Thank you Kathy and Christmas Carol!

    Peli, I too, have been directed to Zephania 1: 10-18 (Thank you Jesus for the gift of confirmation!). Since Good Friday, which was spiritually difficult for me, the Lord has been impressing on my soul the sense of a great shaking. On the spiritual level, He has allowed me to experience how terrifying it is to stand before the Just Judge and not have the strength physically and spiritually to face myself before His holiness. I was too “shaken” and unable to answer the question He asked me: “Are you ready to stand before your Judge? How do you answer?” I wanted to hide, to run and even then, I could not muster the courage to run away. Then, in the physical sense, I felt another great shaking. I have never experienced what an earthquake feels like, but what I felt, left me helpless and vulnerable, and all I could think was this is it! There is nothing I can do to stop this! I had/have no control and all that is left is for me to prepare my heart to meet HIM!
    Lord, show us Thy Face and we shall be saved!

  9. Sr Lorraineon 16 Apr 2012 at 3:09 pm

    What a consoling yet challenging message. “Events already in motion…” I couldn’t help but think of the Obama administration’s attacks on Catholic freedom of conscience with the HHS contraceptive mandate. But, thank God, the bishops are fighting back this time.
    There is also the issue of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, which seems to be going ahead. May God have mercy on us all.

  10. Noelon 16 Apr 2012 at 4:43 pm

    How interesting to read the comments – I had some strange physical symptoms starting on the eve of Palm Sunday through Easter Day, no explanation from the docs, either.

    During the Divine Mercy Chaplet, which we sang with Adoration, I had a vision. I was at the edge of a lake and looking down into sunlight-spangled water. There was an old, wooden rowboat there, evidently it hadn’t been used in a while because it had some scummy water in the bottom. I heard the Lord’s voice say, ‘Get in the boat.’

    I said, ‘Couldn’t I clean it out a bit, first?’ Again He said, ‘Get in the boat.’ So I did.

    ‘Put the oars in the oarlocks.’ I obeyed and began to row. By now it was getting dark and there was a bright light across the lake to the West, the obvious place to make for. As I rowed, I realized the boat was leaking.

    When I got near the opposite shore people were waiting for me. A man called out, ‘Don’t try for the dock, just pull it up on shore.’ The boat was leaking so badly I tried frantically bailing with part of a gallon plastic milk jug, but someone yelled out, ‘Just row! There’s a storm coming!’

    By now black storm clouds were boiling out of the S-SW, with lightning, and knowing heavy rain would mean more water in the boat I threw myself back into rowing even though I didn’t know if the boat would move, since it was a third full of water already.

    Men waded out to grab the boat and pull it ashore. They took me up bodily and carried me up some stairs and inside a house built on pilings. Everyone seemed to be hurrying. There was a large room off the deck with a big fire in the fireplace. I was cared for while people ran to shutter the big windows that looked out East over the lake, but before they did, I saw the water was rising rapidly in the lake, very fast, more like a tide coming in than what you’d expect at a lake. The vision ended.

  11. pelianitoon 16 Apr 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Powerful vision Noel! I had a dream the other night…

    People were telling me about this wolf that was going to be brought to our house by a woman we knew. They were all afraid, but for some reason, I was not afraid. I saw the woman through a window. The wolf took the form of a man about 7 feet tall, very muscular and dark. I was looking at his back. He easily ripped off the thick helmet and heavy chains that bound him. That’s when I woke up.

    So many dreams and visions, all with dangerous undertones. However let’s keep in mind that I was not afraid in my dream. And Noel, you were cared for, and even though it seemed to you as if you wouldn’t make it, you did. You had to trust the Lord and obey him. Let us remember to do that always. Jesus we trust in YOU.

  12. Kathy AEon 16 Apr 2012 at 10:56 pm

    For your encouragement, a wonderful post on prayer: http://vultus.stblogs.org/2012/02/another-letter-to-wilfrid-on-p.html

  13. Mariaon 17 Apr 2012 at 3:51 am

    I too feel these words were said just for my consolation. Five months ago I found a job in the midst of this very difficult employment situation in Spain. I felt that God had truly helped me. However, it turned out to be a cross with capital letters and where I truly had to trust Jesus and put my faith into practice. I couldn’t believe the constant degrading and humiliating remarks I was being treated with. I would offer my day with much more intensity and I prayed like never that Mary and Jesus would help live the day accepting and offering according to their divine will for me. Finally I was fired on Friday and just kept offering and praying for them. I felt the enemy was everywhere there. I lived through so much confusion and humiliation I knew they were attacks.

    The following day I had a dream I got into an elevator with one of my sons and my husband and I was pregnant (I’m not pregnant) and we got off on the 11th floor (number 11 again). When we got out it was dark and there was a multitude of people being retained by armed men in a cave like section in a brick wall and they couldn´t free themselves without risking their lives. My husband, son and I (pregnant in the dream and worrying that the baby was alright) ran around seeing how to free them without us getting caught. My dream ended.

    Sacred Heart of Jesus I trust in you. Immaculate heart of Mary be our salvation.

  14. Jimon 17 Apr 2012 at 7:55 am

    Noel…your vision reminded me of a dream I had years ago. I remember that my Dad was not in the dream. My Mother was though. At the time I wondered why my Dad wasn’t in the dream. Well, within a couple years or so from my dream he passed away and it reminded me of why he wasn’t in the dream. The dream was for the future. Anyway, in the dream I was in some bar like environment with friends of my Dad (which at the time made it even more odd that my Dad wasn’t there). We were looking up at a tv in the corner. A really bad storm was starting. I mean a very violent storm. The thunder was like bombs. Everyone was worried that it was the end of the world. They even came on the tv saying so. We then knew it was. Then all of a sudden the bar was gone and the bar was an outside dock by water. It was very sunny and clear out. The water had risen tremendously and all the streets were filled with water. In the water was a big row boat of some sort. It was filled with people. One of the people was my Mom. They were in a boat that was heading to Heaven. I was not allowed on it. I had not made the cut so to speak. I remember I was yelling to God to please let me on. That I wasn’t that bad. That I was sorry and please let me on with my Mom. He never said get on board so I just jumped from the dock onto the boat. Like I was refusing to not be allowed to go to Heaven with my Mom and was taking the matter into my own hands. I just remember that God let me stay on board even though I didn’t deserve to be there. It was as if my initiative and sorrow got through to Him. I felt a great relief and we were moving in the water through the street on our way to Heaven in the boat and I woke up.

  15. Jimon 17 Apr 2012 at 8:05 am

    Peli…I had a dream just last night that reminded me of your dream in a way. There were a lot more details but I will leave them out. In the dream while at some party my cousin and I and a few others were being attacked by dog like animals. However, I do remember the animals had some sort of human like characteristics. I kept throwing the animals off of me but the kept coming back attacking in some weird way. We eventually escaped barely. Some people were wanting to kill us or beat us up. The car we were leaving in became a big boat of some sort. I was steering it with some rudder like control at the back of the boat but I did not know how to use it and the boat like vehicle was going all over the place and the guys in front that were working the boat got frustrated because I couldn’t keep it straight. Okay, enough of my crazy dreams…haha. It was just that your dream like Noel’s reminded me of my dreams.

  16. Noelon 17 Apr 2012 at 11:51 am

    I agree, Peli, what I took away from that vision was ‘do what you’re told, preferably the first time!’

  17. Mimion 17 Apr 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Kathy AE,
    Thanks so much for sharing that beautiful post on prayer!

  18. Carol savasukon 17 Apr 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Jesus I NEED to trust more in You! You’re all beautiful and so were your posts, Peli also!! I had a horrible week on from Easter Sunday. This message is much needed !! Thank you! I’m selfish. God have mercy on me.Much needed!!!

  19. June1on 17 Apr 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Jim, this part of your post:

    “Everyone was worried that it was the end of the world. They even came on the tv saying so. We then knew it was.”

    That gave me chills because I can really see that happening in this lifetime.

  20. Jimon 17 Apr 2012 at 6:46 pm

    June…That dream really shook me up. Even as I woke up it really stayed with me even to this day. That was when I wasn’t even practicing my Catholic Faith. I have had a number of those type of dreams since. They are so vivid and real and scary. I had one as soon as about two weeks ago. In it a bunch of my family and others were outside. We looked up in the sky and saw that there were two suns in the sky. One in the western sky and one in the southern sky. Everyone was freaking out wondering what this meant and worried that it was a sign of the end of world coming. End of world as we know it at least. Then the sun in the southern sky started moving toward the earth. As it got closer it didn’t look like a sun anymore but some sort of planet. As it moved toward the eastern sky it looked like it was going to crash into the earth. I then hurriedly asked my uncle to hear my confession who isn’t even a priest…haha. Anyway as he was hearing it, my sister came in and said she just wanted me to know that she loved me but instead of replying to her I just wanted her to leave quickly so I could say my confession. I started to confess and then woke up. These kind always shake me up. Like I said I have had a number of them and still remember them and they always signify in different ways the end of the world or end of time as we know it. I even remember crying profusely in at least one of them because I was caught unready to face my judgement.

  21. Mon 18 Apr 2012 at 6:51 am

    I dreamt last evening very distinctly that I should make a novena to the Sacred Heart-if anyone wishes to join me with their intentions, I will be starting today and will be using this prayer, though there are many versions of it
    http://www.tfp.org/current-campaigns/2010/irresistible-novena-to-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus.html
    Christina-I will remember you in prayer-my husband is not a Catholic and I long for his conversion, though in a lot of respects he is a better Christian than I am! I am experiencing people picking faults with me for no real reason at work and can relate to the suffering this can bring. Let us pray!

  22. reenion 18 Apr 2012 at 7:36 am

    While we are sharing dreams, I want to share one with you a dream that I had in the past couple years. I remember this dream vividly and I usually don’t remember dreams. I was walking with a friend from my rosary group and all of the sudden, a bright light appeared in front of us. I exclaimed, “Look, it is the Blessed Mother”. With that a gentle wind blew and I stated, “It is the Blessed Mother for She says where there is wind I am present” so I fell to my knees for I was going to exclaim, “All glory, praise and honor to Our Lord Jesus Christ” but as I stated, “All glory, praise and honor, a wicked voice to the right of me stated, “Say me” as I was starting to turn my head to look at where the voice was, the wind turned into a tornado and sucked me straight up not allowing me to look at this voice. I remember, as I was in the midst of this “tornado”, all I can say is I felt joy, joy, joy. I truly believe this dream came to me because everyday I pray for Mother Mary’s Mantle of Protection to be placed over me and my loved ones, She was showing me how powerful Her Mantle is, more powerful than a tornado. She would not even let me look at the evil one. I just wanted to share this with you all because most of us are having such unsettling feelings right now and are calling on a greater trust in The Lord. Ask for Mary’s Mantle of Protection each day. She takes this job very seriously as our Mother. Blessings to all.

  23. Jameson 18 Apr 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I have nothing to add…for my days are more of the same old trial, error and trevail. I love to read all your postings and I pray for everyones intentions here. I love to read of your dreams and general sensing of things of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit…I love the way Jesus described the Holy Spirit ” it is like the wind…you never know from whense it comes or whence it goes” (My quote). It takes a quieting of your soul…emptied out as it where, devoid of all cares and concerns…and then listen to the wind. I always remember 1975…it was a warm windy day late in the evening…I stood out in the middle of the street…no cars, no nieghbors about…very quiet. I heard God that day…speaking in the wind. He told me not in a human voice but through the wind that He loved me and that eventually all would be well. I ‘ve never forgot that moment.

  24. Jimon 18 Apr 2012 at 8:17 pm

    James…that is interesting how you speak of the hearing God in the wind. It is in the wind it seems that I feel God’s presence the most also. It’s as if the warm wind penetrates deep into my soul. I feel God’s presence so deeply that it fills me with joy inside. A joy that almost seems to want to explode everywhere. I always feel as if I am on the brink of something really mystical but never quite get there but none the less it is still something not of this world. I know at the time that it is more than just enjoying nature. It’s something way deeper. It’s a sense of something holy, pure and innocent even if I am not.

    It was just a couple days ago that I experienced this again. It was a warm windy day here. I went to our local park and sat on a bench in the woods. I didn’t want to leave. It blew me away…no pun intended. But also I knew as soon as I left I would fall back into worldly cares and weaknesses and the sense of it all would be gone and of course it was. I always want to be able to bottle that feeling I am experiencing in the wind and nature so I can drink it at any time when the flesh takes back over.

  25. Kathy AEon 19 Apr 2012 at 12:06 am

    FATHER LAZURUS EL ANTHONY: To my parish website I just added some very inspiring talks (in English) by this Coptic (Egyptian) Orthodox (Catholic) priest. He is an Anchorite in the Egyptian desert. This offering is so rich in spirituality, and I hope you watch at least part of it on this page: http://stpaulbr.webs.com/foryourprivateretreats.htm Just scroll down to his name and section right after Marino Restrepo. Kathy AE

  26. Christinaon 19 Apr 2012 at 7:36 am

    M — Thank you for your prayer support. I will keep you and all the Pelianito “family” in mine as well. Mankind is going through a spiritual battle and we must all be prayer warriors!

  27. Jameson 19 Apr 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Yes Jim… the wind is a great metaphor for Gods Spirit. Pentacost will soon be upon us. It is the day the Church was born. I pray that everyone on this board…especially those sorely tried by satans ugly cruelty will be renewed, strengthened and refreshed. Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth!

  28. Kathyon 21 Apr 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Kathy AE,

    Thank you so much for this tremendously rich website, especially the videos with Fr. Lazarus El Anthony. I can’t really thank you enough.

  29. Sr Lorraineon 21 Apr 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Please pray for my sister Michele who suffered a massive stroke today. She’s paralyzed on her right side. Pray that the therapy will help her regain movement. Thank you!

  30. pelianitoon 21 Apr 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Sr. Lorraine, I place your sister in the Immaculate Heart. Through the prayers of the Blessed Mother, may God grant extra efficacy to the therapies.

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