Mercy Minutes with Jesus (from Saint Faustina’s Diary)

March 4 ~ Filled with a Certain Strength

Theme:  Do Not Fear; I Am with You

“Suddenly I saw the Lord interiorly, and He said to me, ‘Fear not, My daughter; I am with you.’ In that single moment, all the darkness and torments vanished, my senses were inundated with unspeakable joy, [and] the faculties of my soul filled with light.”(Mercy Minutes with Jesus/Diary, 103)

[After suffering humiliation and ridicule from one of her religious sisters, Saint Faustina wrote:]

“Satan always takes advantage of such moments; thoughts of discouragement began to rise to the surface – for your faithfulness and sincerity – this is your reward. How can one be sincere when one is so misunderstood? Jesus, Jesus, I cannot go on any longer. Again I fell to the ground under this weight, and I broke out in a sweat, and fear began to overcome me. I had no one to lean on interiorly. Suddenly I heard a voice within my soul, ‘Do not fear; I am with you.’ And an unusual light illumined my mind, and I understood that I should not give in to such sorrows. I was filled with a certain strength and left my cell with new courage to suffer.”(Mercy Minutes with Jesus/Diary, 129)

My prayer response:

Lord Jesus, please help me to hear Your words of encouragement when I need them most in my daily endeavor to follow You – “Do not fear; I am with you.” (Mercy Minutes with Jesus)


Please Comment, Like and Share, and Suggest to your Facebook friends – to spread the message of God’s Merciful Love.

Por favor Comente, Le Gusta y Comparta, y Sugiera a tus amigos en Facebook – en difundir el mensaje del Misericordioso Amor de Dios.

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