Make your suffering a prayer! Think or look at Jesus on the crucifix and pray this Fatima prayer:
“Oh Jesus, I offer this up ….
(1) For love of Thee
(2) For the Conversion of Sinners, and
(3) In Reparation for the Sins Committed, against the Immaculate Heart of Mary”
Remember – Jesus sees your heart.
Even if you cannot recall what you want to say to Him, lift your mind and heart to Him, and He “shares” His Divine and Human Intimacy (Divine Holy Love) with you, and every soul that turns to God, in time of need.
Why? Because Jesus even enters into our suffering. He wants to draw nearer to us in our sufferings. Just think! Christ suffers that broken leg in you, or that divorse in you, or that insomnia or the wound of workplace gossip or demotion or firing — in you. He will bring you through, everything the world, the flesh or the devil will throw at you.
So do not give up. Do not give in. Do not loose hope, or faith or love. Endure with Him, and He will abide in you ever more closely through it all. St John the Apostle says in his Gospel, that if we are faithful that God will be too. Even if we mess up … God is there “to save” you even from your sins.
I missed an appointment today, to see my doctor. I suppose it is good to wave the “white flag” and admit I have had insomnia for a week – really bad. I re-scheduled so this can be brought up, when I go. It doesn’t help that I’m being stalked and had property damage; to the tune of about $40,000 dollars, or more.
Jesus, I trust in You!