Sunday, April 7, 2013

His Divine Mercy. When Life For Me Began To Change

For me, God had always been calling but I wasn't listening until a few years back.... when someone I loved died and I needed their forgiveness.  I fell into a pit and thought I'd never escape this torment of guilt, for the person I needed to forgive me never could.  They had left this life forever.  I had no where to turn and the thought of living with this guilt seemed overwhelming.  Only through the grace of God, He continued to call me and this time I stopped to listen.  I picked up the bible and decided to get to know Him.  I read and read and read.  While reading the bible one day, I realized at that most beautiful, peaceful moment, God is merciful and forgives.  I had experienced His unconditional love and His Divine Mercy.  This was a turning point and a moment I shall never forget.  I went to confession and I have been seeking Him ever since.     
"If souls would put themselves completely in My care, I Myself would undertake the task of sanctifying them, and I would lavish even greater graces on them.   There are souls who thwart My efforts, but I have not given up on them; as often as they turn to Me, I hurry to their aid, shielding them with My mercy, and I give them the first place in My compassionate Heart."
Divine Mercy in My Soul
of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska


Nancy Shuman said...

This is beautiful. I actually have tears. Thank you so much for sharing it... I needed it today.

Monica said...

Amy, I am so glad you found Mercy from Jesus and I hope you have forgiven yourself. I only learned of the Divine Mercy about 2 years ago when a priest gave me as a penance to say the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I needed to forgive 2 people. It has been a struggle, but each day brings me closer to letting go and it started with the Divine Mercy.