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My daughter, suffering will be a sign to you that I am with you. (669)
Meditation:Dear Jesus, I have always been afraid of suffering. I don’t like pain of any kind, and I fear being abandoned and alone. Teach me to trust that You won’t abandon me in the midst of my suffering, but that my suffering is a sign that You are with me in a special way. My Lord, help me to trust in this truth and to not run away from trials. Help me to realize that You are always very close to me, and never more so than when I am in the mist of some type of suffering.
So simple, yet, so powerful. And, while googling for an image of St. Faustina, I found a blog about her written by a 17 year old who seems wise beyond her years:
Are you scared of life? Fights with your parents? Impatient to find a partner to live with for the rest of your life? Jesus already has that covered, from your vocation–whatever it may be–to the problems that it’ll stir up. Surrender your life to Jesus and walk through that narrow path, waiting for Him to resolve your problems. He’s with you always, and He knows the pain you’re feeling. He also has the cure.