Do you find life pretty darn hard? I do... things just seem some times to be hard to take...heartaches, challenges, disappointments, oppositions, sickness, betrayal... I wonder why is this happening to me?
What's the point? I've been struggling with this my whole life. I know I'm to do God's Will..but it's like I have been trying---but stuff keeps happening to me...
I have constantly prayed -- help me Lord to do Your Will---but have fought against everything that does not go with what I think should happen... Thinking that this can't be it...this can't be what God wants.. why would He want things to go this way? Why????
It's hard to do...not having control..or wanting it (control). I'm going to be struggling with this for the rest of my life here on earth. Perfection is not going to be easy to obtain, but I am hoping the Lord will see the meager, imperfect efforts I am making to fulfill His Will in my life..,
Excerpts from the book...
What greater consolation can come to a soul than to know that by patiently bearing some tribulation, it gives God the greatest pleasure in its power?
Spiritual writers tells us that though the desire of certain souls to please God by their sufferings is acceptable to him, still more pleasing to him is the union of certain others with his will, so that their will is neither to rejoice not to suffer, but to hold themselves completely amenable to his will, and they desire only that his holy will be fulfilled.
For the future, embrace Gods’ good pleasure and say to him in every happening: “Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight.”
When anything disagreeable happens, remember it comes from God and say at once, “This comes from God” and be at peace: “I was dumb and opened not my mouth, because thou hast done it.” Lord, since thous hast done this, I will be silent and accept it.
Direct all your thoughts and prayers to this end, to beg God constantly in meditation, Communion, and visits to the Blessed Sacrament that he help you accomplish his holy will.
|St. Teresa of Avila|
“My God, behold me in thy presence; do with me and all that I have as thou pleasest.”
This was the constant practice of St. Teresa. At least fifty times a day she offered herself to God, placing herself at his entire disposition and good pleasure.
Do not weary yourself planning
But our Lord likewise taught us what we should do when we have made such a petition, when he added:
|St. John of Avila, Doctor of the Church|
"If you are seeking to carry out God's will,
Excerpt from Uniformity with God's Will --
|St. Catherine of Genoa|
Excerpts taken from the Conclusion of the book, Uniformity with God’s Will St. Alphonsus Liguori