lovelettertogod

Litany of Trust: Trusting God Day By Day

I’d like to be honest. Trusting God can be a bit difficult for me, especially during moments of suffering and heartache. It can be easy to think that God has abandoned us or left us alone, and to fall into anguish and despair. Yet while we are suffering, God is always by our side, pushing us on and helping us take the next step. He is there, guiding us, comforting us, holding us, and loving us even when we don’t feel him there. I look back on moments in my life where I felt alone, and I can see that God was there next to me all along, holding my hand and encouraging me to keep going. God never promised that our journey would be easy or without hardships, but he did promise to be with us and to never leave our side. So let’s continue our journey towards trusting God day by day, saying “Jesus, I trust in you.”

Right now, we are all in quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak that is impacting thousands of people and changing all of our lives. It feels like the whole world is on hold – everything has stopped and everything has changed. This semester I was going to graduate, study abroad in Spain, and begin my life as a college graduate. Now it simply feels like I am staring out into the unknown and I have no idea what lies in my future. It is scary! Trusting God is difficult right now, I won’t to lie. I am a naive, foolish girl who cannot currently see what God has waiting for me and it is scary to me because I am only human. But I hold on to his word and his promises, because I know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Our suffering is only temporary, and our eternal happiness awaits us with Jesus.

A couple months ago, a friend shared a prayer with me that helped me when I began feeling afraid and doubted God’s plan. The Litany of Trust, a prayer composed by Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, SV from the Sisters of Life in New York. Reading this prayer, I am reminded of all the ways that my trust in God is failing and how I desperately need his help. Through this prayer we ask Jesus to deliver us from feeling afraid, unworthy, anxious, or lonely. We trust that we are loved and made whole in him, and that with him we have everything we could ever truly need. Download this prayer here, and keep it in your phone for the moments you need it most.

Litany of Trust

From the belief that I have to earn Your love … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear that I am unlovable … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the false security that I have what it takes … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear that trusting You will leave me more destitute … Deliver me, Jesus.

From all suspicion of Your words and promises … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the rebellion against childlike dependency on You … Deliver me, Jesus.

From refusals and reluctances in accepting Your will … Deliver me, Jesus.

From anxiety about the future … Deliver me, Jesus.

From resentment or excessive preoccupation with the past … Deliver me, Jesus.

From restless self-seeking in the present moment … Deliver me, Jesus.

From disbelief in Your love and presence … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being asked to give more than I have … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the belief that my life has no meaning or worth … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of what love demands … Deliver me, Jesus.

From discouragement … Deliver me, Jesus.

That You are continually holding me, sustaining me, loving me … Jesus, I trust in you.

That Your love goes deeper than my sins and failings, and transforms me …Jesus, I trust in you.

That not knowing what tomorrow brings is an invitation to lean on You … Jesus, I trust in you.

That You are with me in my suffering … Jesus, I trust in you.

That my suffering, united to Your own, will bear fruit in this life and the next …Jesus, I trust in you.

That You will not leave me orphan, that You are present in Your Church…Jesus, I trust in you.

That Your plan is better than anything else … Jesus, I trust in you.

That You always hear me, and in Your goodness always respond to me …Jesus, I trust in you.

That You give me the grace to accept forgiveness and to forgive others …Jesus, I trust in you.

That You give me all the strength I need for what is asked …Jesus, I trust in you.

That my life is a gift … Jesus, I trust in you.

That You will teach me to trust You … Jesus, I trust in you.

That You are my Lord and my God … Jesus, I trust in you.

That I am Your beloved one … Jesus, I trust in you.

Amen.

As Catholics, we know that our path to sainthood will never be easy, but that it will be worth it. One day we will look into the eyes of our Lord and Savior and see that everything that happened to us had a purpose, and we will finally understand. We will look into His eyes and find that if we had not gone through moments of frustration, difficulty, and suffering, we would not have been able to reach our ultimate destination. So let us trust, because we know that the promises of our Lord are good and that our suffering is not without purpose. Our suffering is there to transform us and turn us into the saints we were made to be. So when suffering comes your way, trust in God. Trust God because he is good, he is loving, and most importantly he is there. He is there even in the moments we can’t feel him, and he is our refuge in the storm of life. And when your heart begins to doubt, read this prayer and let Jesus deliver you and fill your heart with peace. “Jesus, I trust in you.”

Love, Luna

Share

Our Latest

Scroll to Top