Sunday, April 15, 2012

Opening the Floodgates of Mercy - He is With You

Trust in Jesus. Someone out there is suffering unbearably - please read my words at the bottom of this page. God is with you.

"My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon these souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete remission of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy."     Diary 699

These are bold, powerful words. Jesus speaks of pouring out a whole ocean of graces for those who ask for His Mercy. He also states that all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. He also speaks of His tenderness a number of times here and that no soul should be afraid to come to Him no matter what they've done in their lives.  He is calling all sinners and saying, "Do not be afraid! My mercy is greater than your sins! I want you to come to me!"

I'd like to address these words to anyone out there who may be in mortal sin and suffering deeply:

The words that Jesus spoke to St. Faustina are true. I know because I was one of these poor souls. One day I cried out to God from the depths of my being and my soul was brought into the Presence of  this great mercy. My soul was plucked out of my body and brought before the Sacred Heart of Jesus where I was enveloped in the rays of mercy that emanated from the heart of Jesus. I had no knowledge of St. Faustina, her diary, or the Divine Mercy image when this happened. To be honest, at that point I had very little knowledge of God, period. It had been many years since I had gone to church. The point I'm making is that He grabbed a soul deep in the muck of grave sin for no reason...except mercy. I believe the reason I was shown the manifestation of this great mercy was so that I could tell others that this is the very same thing that happens to them when they cry out for His mercy. I truly believe that one day when we die we will see how often this mercy was poured out upon us.

God's mercy is greater than your sins. Believe me, I should know.

I am also addressing words to someone out there who is contemplating suicide. During the past few weeks while praying the Mercy Chaplet I have been made aware that I am in prayer in a special way for this person. I want to tell you that God understands your deep suffering, loves you, and wants you to bring Him your suffering and despair. I am having a tremendous witness in the spirit as I write this. He knows your pain and wants to help you. Please go to Him. Please. I have no idea why I am writing this on my blog but I trust the Lord's leading. You are not alone.



Lord, I bring to you this day all mankind, especially those who are suffering. On this Feast of Divine Mercy I ask you to open the floodgates of Your Mercy upon the whole world.

15 comments:

  1. Mary,
    I will join you in prayer for this soul. As someone who thought she committed the unforgivable sin, I too have seen the proof of God's words to St Faustina in my own life.

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  2. I wish I read this yesterday - Sunday.

    Thanx Mary.

    God bless.

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  3. Karin,
    Yes, please join me. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    We are constantly plunged into this infinite ocean of mercy - let's bring others with us. You know all about standing in the gap, I read it so clearly on your blog and it was beautiful. I felt a strong witness that this is exactly what we must do.

    God bless you, Karin.

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  4. Victor,
    This was not what I meant to write yesterday. My plan was to write a post about some of my favorite passages from St. Faustina's Diary. Still, I know God works in very strange ways and it's important that we follow that leading even if it makes us seem odd to others.

    God bless you, Victor.

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  5. Mary thank you for sharing your concerns and your heart. Hugs to you my dear.

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  6. Mary, thank you for sharing your beautiful experience of God's Mercy in your own life. His Love never fails..if only we ask.

    I will pray for your special soul at adoration today.

    Jesus, we trust in YOU!

    Love you,
    Patricia

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  7. Hi JBR,
    Hugs to you too, my friend :)I'm still giggling about the Holy Ghost Bombs! Maybe the Holy Spirit should toss a few in this section of the country too! God bless!

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  8. Thank you so very much, Patricia. I know the power of intercessory prayer - someone obtained great graces for me and I like to do the same for those who are hurting. God can change someone's whole world in a split second. Thanks for joining me.

    Sending you a great big hug :)

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  9. Mary,

    I read St Faustina's Diary the year Thomas died. I constantly repeated the words "Jesus I Trust in You". They helped to keep me from despairing. When it came time to choose an inscription for Thomas' grave we chose "Jesus I Trust in You." It just summed up everything so perfectly.

    Mary, I will also pray for the soul you mentioned.

    God bless!

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  10. Mary,

    This post is so powerful. I pray to for the soul you are called to pray for.

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  11. Hi Sue,
    I'm glad the Lord led you to her diary after your loss. Sometimes the words, "Jesus I trust in you" are all a person can cling to when the pain is the deepest.

    Thank you for praying for the person I spoke of in my post. The specific prayer burden lifted yesterday so I hope all is well.

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  12. Hi DG,
    Thank you!It breaks my heart when people lose hope and I deeply appreciate your prayers. God bless!

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  13. Great post, Mary! I am glad you are back!!
    Prayers!

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  14. Mary, it is so good to see you posting again. I'm sure God will lead the person you spoke to concerning suicide to your blog post.

    I love St. Faustina's diary. I wish everyone could/would bury themselves in the merciful heart of Christ.

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  15. Hi Barb,
    Thanks for your comment. I wish the same and I pray that eveyone comes to know this great love and mercy. God bless!

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