Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate

Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate
Pray for us, oh Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Beautiful Struggle

“…I am joyful, for example, about you. I see your struggles and do you know why seeing your struggles makes Me joyful?  Because you are trying to be good.  We, in heaven, observe the struggle for improvement and We send you all manner of little rewards and assistances.  We are with you in your struggles, more than you can imagine.  My heart beats with such tenderness for you when you struggle.  My child, you must not take this struggling as a sign that you are failing, but rather as a sign that you are succeeding.  There is little struggle in badness, you see.  There is a quiet, ominous acceptance or acquiescence.  So do not be afraid.  As long as you have the desire to serve Me, I will meet you there, at that initial desire, and I will bring with Me everything you need to succeed.  My child, I will make it easy for you.  It is not in My nature to confuse, so you must believe that confusion does not come from Me.  Bitterness, hatred, deceit do not come from Me.  Does that mean you will never experience these things?  No.  It is part of your earthly cross that you will encounter these things.  What I am telling you is that you must bring these things to Me.  I will take them from you and you will be free of them.  You may encounter these things again, perhaps within the hour.  Come back to Me, in your heart, where I remain, and I will take them from you again.  You see, My little dear one, your struggles are Mine now.  I am stronger, wiser, more able for these things and I want to remove any negative thoughts from you.  I seek to heal you and renew you. I can do this if you will let Me.  I do not make this promise for now, this moment.  I make this a lifetime pledge to you. When you experience a difficulty with your emotions, you bring it right to Me.  And that’s where it will end.  I do not want My children troubled by obsessions.  And because you belong to Me, and seek to serve Me, this is a right I bestow upon you.  You may think of it as an advance on your eternal inheritance.  I intend to give you a portion of the peace We enjoy in heaven.  This is my gift to you and is a special concession for the difficult times you are living.  Bring your troubles to Me, little soul of My heart.  I, your God, wish to bring you relief.”

-Volume Two of “Directions for Our Times As Given to ‘Anne,’ a lay apostle - Conversations with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.”