Jan 06 2010
My dear friends,
Recently I felt Our Lady giving me a message that at first seemed personal to me, but on reflection, I see that this Word is meant for all:
“You, my child, have been given a great gift, and the gift I refer to is the gift of trust in our Jesus. If you had not been given this gift, the other gifts would not have taken root and blossomed. Then always count this as your most prized possession, for trust in the Lord is irresistible to him, and he will come to you and never leave. My child, trust, and be at peace.”
As I pondered this message, I remembered that among the first words I was given were repeated exhortations to “Trust. Always trust.” And so that marked the beginning of many and ongoing lessons on trust.
The message that I believe Our Lady wants all to understand is that none of us are able to fulfill our mission unless we place all our trust in Jesus. We are all called to a purpose, all given gifts, but if we lack trust in God, our gifts will not take root and blossom.
How often do we let false humility talk us out of using our gifts for God’s glory. “Me, Lord? I’m too ______ (fill in the blank: old, young, tired, busy, insignificant…) Instead let us get in the habit of saying, “Me, Lord? Well do I know how inadequate I am for this task, but in you all things are possible. Therefore, in trust, I give you what little I can offer, magnified in the Immaculate Heart, placing all my trust in you and none in myself. Here I am, Lord. I come to do your will. Jesus I trust in you.”
The Lord is assembling his army. Our strength comes from our trust in God. This gives new light to the words of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Not my will but thine be done.” This was not an act of resignation, but of trust. And when we place our trust in God we receive strength–infinite strength.
So, again, the importance of the Divine Mercy prayer becomes ever more apparent. “Jesus I trust in you.”
For more readings on trust, click on the subject, Trust, on the main page, right-hand side. Let Our Lord and his Mother lead you in the way of trust so that you may fulfill your mission in these significant times. Too few are responding with trust. Our Lord, and the souls of sinners, are depending on you. “Not my will, but thine be done.”