Jan 06 2010

Jesus I trust in you…

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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.”

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “Jesus I trust in you…”

  1. anneon 07 Jan 2010 at 12:06 am

    i too have realized that TRUST is the very basis. TRust in Jesus and Abba Father and Holy Spirit for everything.
    being human we are attacked on this but humility and prayer and obedience and sacraments and much Adoration are the keys. thank you for sharing this Pelianito. VERY VERY IMPORTANT.

  2. pelianitoon 07 Jan 2010 at 7:59 am

    Thank you for this confirmation Anne. Jesus I trust in you.

  3. Columbkilleon 08 Jan 2010 at 10:02 pm

    When you stop and think about it, our choice to trust in Him is all we can give to Jesus – He owns everything else – our very breath and holds our cells in order in our own bodies.

    He could compel, but Loves chooses not to. C.S. Lewis said something that came back to me last week during a difficult time, about how precious it is in God’s sight when His child, looking around and seeing no evidence of God’s presence or reason to trust, continues to trust anyway. That is the gift – our choice to trust when consolations evaporate and reasons to believe seem few.

    Jesus, I trust in Thee. Jesus I trust in Thee. Jesus, I trust in Thee.

  4. pelianitoon 08 Jan 2010 at 10:03 pm

    That is so true, Columbkille. Some years back I went through a “dark night” lasting several months. The only prayer I could pray, and even that was without feeling, was from Psalm 116: “I trusted even when I said, ‘I am sorely afflicted.’” I believe that more spiritual goods were gained for me in that brief time than perhaps in the rest of my life combined. At my judgment I may find myself being more grateful for that dark night than for any other event in my life. Refined in the fire, as it were.

    In all things, let us give thanks to God.

  5. Jasonon 09 Jan 2010 at 10:07 am

    “The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is – trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive” (Diary, 1578).

    Jesus, give us the grace to trust in You more and more.

    In His Merciful Heart,

  6. lilyon 11 Jan 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I have enjoyed reading all the messages that have been given to you in such a beautiful way. In loving Jesus we are saying “Jesus I trust in You!” Our Lord makes it so simple for us. It is us who make it so complicated. To abandon our wills everyday to Him and know that each moment is lived for Him and through Him is saying “yes, Lord , I trust in You!” we may not always feel it , however, we need to get into the “habit” of saying , “My Lord I do trust in you”

    thank you!!!!!

  7. pelianitoon 11 Jan 2010 at 4:03 pm

    God bless you Lily. Welcome to the blog and thank you for your words of encouragement and hope. We must all become apostles of hope in this age of hopelessness. May God be with you and yours always.

  8. Justinon 12 Jan 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Truly “Trust” is the very basis for salvation. Unless we fully trust our Lord,the way he wants, we cannot be in his plan. Only after trusting Lord we can be obedient to him. Without trust how can we consecrate ourselves to him? Without trust how can we live free of wordly worries? Without trust how can we receive his blessings? Without trust how can we hope for having salvation and living with Lord eternally? But the opposite of Trust is distrust. How can we distrust the Lord who sent his only begotten son to suffer and died because of our sins and to be crucified by our sins? He still suffers from our sins and cries for us.

  9. pelianitoon 12 Jan 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Beautiful Justin! Thank you for expanding on this theme so eloquently. Jesus I trust in you!

  10. LauraLeeon 07 Apr 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I was recently going over some old journals of mine. I came across a dream I had on April 4, 1994, having to do with trust and a few other things too. Over the years since, I have often reflected on this dream. This dream cemented and continues to cement the Lord’s teachings. If I may, I will share it with you:

    I look up and see about 5 or 6 angels in an opening in the sky. I wonder to myself, ‘why don’t they have wings?’ and suddenly they have wings. One angel comes forward and she has rainbow colored wings. She lands, looks at me, and with her index finger on her mouth whispers, “Shhh, I am looking for Lucifer.” I know I am supposed to go with her. We walk through a door and enter a room. It looks like a cluttered office. On our left, seated at a desk in the corner is Lucifer. His head is down because he is busy writing on papers. He looks like a businessman. He is dressed in a suit and it reminds me of the kind of clothes worn in Charles Dickens’s ‘Scrooge’. I see only the top of his head and his hair is dark and curly (my hair is dark and curly too). The room is dark. A lot of shades of dismal brown and gray. There are no windows. He is very aware of us, and I know that he is ignoring us on purpose. He reeks of contempt. All of a sudden, he lifts his head and looks directly at us. In a very loud voice, sounding like a deep roar, very frightening, he bellows, “Get out of here!!!” I look at the angel on my right and see that her hair is standing straight up in terror. (it was almost comical) I also feel afraid but I am very surprised at the angel’s reaction. The angel is now gone and I am alone with Lucifer. I feel confused and unsettled by this. I am standing over Lucifer who is still sitting in his chair. Now, I feel outraged to my very core, so angry that he terrified such a beautiful, gentle angel. My right hand is raised high, poised to smack him across his face. I am beyond furious. Lucifer is looking up at me… waiting. Just as I am about to strike, I hear a beautiful voice from within say, “never with anger LauraLee, never with anger. Always with love, always with love. Use the light of God.” I slowly lower my hand to my side. I make full eye contact with Lucifer and I send light out from my eyes and into his. As I do this, light is coming back to me and soon everything is filled with light. I am no longer aware of Lucifer. He is gone. All I see is light. All fear is gone. All anger is gone. Everything is light and peace. I look down at the desk and I see a closed book facing me. I do not remember the title, but the author’s name is Will U. Trust.

    When I wake up, I realize there is a myriad of lessons in this dream for me and maybe for others too. It speaks to me still :)

    And yes, my Jesus I trust in You!! :)

    May the trust, love, and faith we have in God, the Father-Son-Holy Spirit grow exponentially every moment of every day.

    Through God’s grace I remain His faithful knight, LauraLee

  11. pelianitoon 07 Apr 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Laura Lee, this is so rich with meaning! It also ties into my most recent blog post about the Holy Father’s response to his detractors. Light, love, patience, gentleness. I have heard that demons feed on our negative emotions. Be at peace—don’t feed the beast! :)

  12. Davidon 15 May 2011 at 1:46 am

    I just read this early Sunday morning. I need more trust. Right now I feel like I am in a battle with a friend of mine who is convinced of the Orthodox faith. He believes that the Roman Catholics are off track and may not have the true faith while the Orthodox certainly do. I just need trust and humility when I am conversing with him.

  13. pelianitoon 15 May 2011 at 9:16 am

    Just a few thoughts on your situation with your friend, David…

    If each of you is worshiping the One, True God in good conscience in the way he feels called to do so, then in my opinion argument may be a distraction. Here is a test: if your conversations build up the kingdom they are good. If not, they are a distraction to the mission of “making disciples of all nations”. Sometimes we spend more time trying to convince one another on the style of worship, when we could be looking for ways to bring lost souls to Christ.

    One other thought, our words rarely bring about conversion–our prayers and sacrifices are what bring about a change of heart by letting the sacrificial love of God enter the equation. If our words convinced others we would be tempted to pride. When our prayers bring about conversions we know that it is God’s doing, not ours. If your friend tries to convince you, continue to pray silently, “Jesus I trust in you.”

    These are just my thoughts David. Something to think and pray about. May God give you guidance in this and in all things dear brother.

  14. Davidon 15 May 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you for your words Pelianito. I feel so much like dust as you wrote on the latest May 14th blog. I know that is a good thing. It is part of the battle. Thanks again. God bless you and your work.

  15. pelianitoon 15 May 2011 at 10:32 pm

    David, your comment reminded me of the words we sometimes hear on Ash Wednesday, “Remember, man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.” Amen!

  16. Bill Sr.on 26 Aug 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Never Doubt Our Mission of Life… a Just Cause

    Today a mature mind with some knowledge of human history and especially the past fifty or sixty years of world developments has seen a wide choice of inspirational causes or movements. People are drawn to follow any of them which affect their way of life or the future they have in mind for themselves. Unfortunately many have made their decisions based on a finite view of life that is focused only on the here and now. They prefer or chose not to be concerned with what is going on in the world around them which does not currently affect them or is outside of their narrow vision of life and the choices they think they have.
    When we as Christians come to know our true nature and the promise in store for us through the sacrifice of Christ and our willingness to follow Him in love and obedience to the Father, there can be but one obvious choice for us who value God’s creation and particularly ourselves. We’ll do whatever is necessary to obtain eternal life with Him. The alternative would be denial of God’s love for us and spiritual self destruction.
    In our response to the Father’s call we take three things into account. We must believe that God loves us. This gives us faith in His word. We must trust in His judgment for He is omnipotent and He alone can in absolute truth judge the hearts of men. We must also be willing to change our “characteristics” and become a new creation in Christ thereby living our lives for the sake of our redeeming creator. We leave behind our old self and the shackles sin placed upon us.
    Think about this, do we not all imagine how others perceive us? We spend much of our energies and labors trying to build and fashion a profile of ourselves which suggests the image that best represents what we feel the world expects and desires of us. This is greatly influenced by people in Hollywood, entertainers, advertisers, the fashion industry, and cosmetic companies. They show us what is acceptable and what isn’t and the things which impress them the most. There is also the elite in the fields of sports, music, education, and even politicians who offer their portraits of acceptable lifestyles to follow.
    To satisfy any image among the hundreds of possible combinations presented by these forces within our society we burden ourselves with all their associated requirements of appearance, demeanor, stature, and relevancy. Today this often sadly becomes more than one can handle and eventually erodes ones values and dilutes their morals or flat out deceitfully ruins their life.
    All this is avoidable when we offer our lives to God instead. He doesn’t want to complicate our lives. Our response to His call requires only that we commit our lives to a love of our created nature. We were created in His image and we can handle that image if we accept its nature. This is when one realizes the image designed for him through Christ is to be recognized as being at peace with God, himself, and mankind and through our words, thoughts, and actions reveal our love of God and all of His creation. How could you not admire one who possessed these “characteristics” even if the world should reject him?
    As Christians, we must thoroughly convince ourselves that, as Christ revealed to us, “our kingdom is not of this world”. Life here is an audition for what is to come. We have chosen our “character”, an imitation of Christ, and desire to live in eternity with Him through a grateful performance here according to the biblical “script” we have been given.
    However, when we look at history and see how the world treated Jesus (as in “The Passion Christ”) can we then really expect anything better? We can be assured many will want us to be “handed over”, ridiculed, and persecuted for our imitation of Him as it is not acceptable here. The evil one, the Deceiver, is still at large at this time and will not tolerate allegiance to the Creator’s rules or His Son’s teachings. The rule of Satan here is to be content with the way things are because this is it, this is all there is to it, make the most of it however you can, no restraints to your human desires, be all you can be, do unto others as it pleases you to do. Don’t deny yourself; deny God, deny eternal love, deny the cross, deny eternity. And many are those who do just that.
    “Many are called, few are chosen.”
    “Be ye perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Without Him we are nothing but we believe that with Him all things are possible.
    One thing we must remember is this; we are in a battle for the souls of men whom God desires to be returned to Him. We are at war! There is no retreating or deserting. We are guaranteed victory but not casualties. Our only weapon is the Truth and every sacrifice or wound is in honor of it. Maintaining its power and might within us requires consistent prayer, meditation, and devotion to our duty and His just cause. Be sworn to do all that will be asked of you for we can also be assured that our “leadership” can not fail and our “reward” will not be taken from us.

    Standing for Christ is standing by Him. Standing by Him is standing by His Word. He has said “he who is not with me is against me” and again “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak”. Our strength must be in Him for we are but human and the enemy, the deceiver, is very strong, like a wild beast set to devour his prey. However, Jesus rebuked him three times with but the “Word” alone and sent him on his way. Gods Word is truth. It is our eternal weapon and our shield never to be forgotten, never to be overcome.

    Lord we pray that you will give us wisdom to know you, a heart to love you, and the will to serve you for we have put our trust in you and your word. Our lives are now in your almighty hands

  17. Jonon 11 Jan 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you so much for helping to spread this most needed message in our time (and for all of your other writings as well). I would be remiss if I did not mention as well that in addition to the trust shown by Jesus in Gethsemane, our Blessed Mother was THE model of trust for us with her Fiat…any chance I get to put a little plug in for Our Lady :) But it is quite remarkable that the latter display of trust brought about the Incarnation, and the former brought about the Paschal Mystery. Trust is indeed the gateway to all things glorious in the spiritual realm (something I still need to remind myself quite frequently)

  18. pelianitoon 11 Jan 2012 at 10:57 pm

    God bless you Jon. Welcome to the blog.

    Our Lady’s Fiat is an incalculable gift to us! Praised be Jesus in his Immaculate Mother!

    I went to your website and my heart quickened. God bless you all for spreading the message of Divine Mercy. I don’t think we can overestimate the importance of the words at the bottom of the DM image. I invite you to read also this message from 2009. (If you want to read more messages on trust, you can call up the category on the right-hand side of the blog.)

  19. oliver carreitoon 05 May 2012 at 9:19 pm

    He the gospels. Trusting in humanity will. End up in dissapointment. Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life come to me all whose are heavily
    burden. ‘ learn for my yoke is easy in me you will find rest. Forgive I am still learning to keyboard. Jesus I trust in you. O Carreiro

    learn from Remember

  20. oliver carreiroon 05 May 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I saw myself as a child. I was thinking about Jesus and Mary. This. Was at a beach all of sudden the clouds where dark a storm was approaching. A very large. Wave was approaching and my parents where not around as the wave was approaching I close my eyes and put my trust in Jesus and Mary. The waves receded and I was holding the hands of Jesus and Mary. Jesus on my right and Mary on my left. Jesus and Mary I love you save souls. O Carreiro. no

  21. pelianitoon 05 May 2012 at 10:58 pm

    That is a very powerful vision Oliver. Jesus and Mary we trust in you! God bless.

  22. Paulon 03 Jun 2013 at 8:23 am

    I have been having a titanic struggle over the last 4 years. Having lost everything, including my marriage, I continually repeat the words: “Jesus, I trust in You”.

    It really seems as though He is not listening. Then I think…am I THAT bad of a person to merit the constant ‘losses’. For some reason, He allows me to live…even though I have pleaded to be removed from this world. I even contemplated suicide, figuring He is merciful and would take into consideration my abject mental state. I often believe I am spending my purgatory here on earth.

    I’m not sure of anything anymore and feeling hopeless more and more as time drags on.

    Maybe asking God about the “Why” is improper. If my kid asked me why, I’d do my best to answer.
    Yet God doesn’t speak.

    What gives?

  23. pelianitoon 03 Jun 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Paul you have my prayers! Loss is so hard and yet it is a fact of the human condition. Why is a perfectly legitimate question, but God is not obliged to answer. He is God.

    Job is also someone who lost everything. Yet he trusted in God. It might help you to read that book of the Bible.

    Once when I was in a very dark place I found the only prayer I could pray, and even that was without feeling, was from Psalm 116 “I trusted, even when I said, I am sorely afflicted.” Brother, it is when we feel it the least that these acts of faith mean the most. Cling to Jesus. Sometimes he takes away all we were clinging to before so that he can give them to us in right relationship–with HIM in first place.

    Something that helps me is to pray daily the Daily Prayers of Protection found on my prayers and novenas page.

    God is with you my friend. He is often most near when we feel his presence the least. You are in my prayers.

  24. pelianitoon 04 Jun 2013 at 7:36 am

    Paul and all it might be helpful to read this: http://spiritdaily.com/GodofmiraclesGodfullness.htm

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