|Question Title||Posted By||Question Date|
|Did I give correct advice||lisa||Thursday, October 31, 2019|
|Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OMSM(r), CCD, LTh, DD, LNDC
Do not despair. God has promises in Roman 8:28 "We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose."
God is not a liar. He says that all things work for good. That means the good and the bad work together for some good that God has for us. Have faith that God is not lying to you. He never lies. We can always trust His promises.
Another promise of God is found in 1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."
What a wonderful promise from a loving Father. If there was any temptation that we could not resist, God will not allow it into our lives. Thus, if we are tempted by anything WE KNOW FOR A FACT that we can resist it because God says so. He would not allow it into our lives if we could not resist it.
God gives us the way of escape from our temptation. We only need to accept that way, that door of escape. That is our choice. God will not force us through that door, but it is there for us to use if we want it.
Accept God's promises. Know that something good will come of this eventually in God's time. Know that you can resist the temptations to dread.
These travails are a wonderful opportunity for you to practice Heroic Acts. Lift up the suffering you are having to our Lord and Blessed Mother for the poor souls in purgatory. The lifting up of our sufferings to God and our Blessed Mother is the most power prayer on earth after the Holy Mass itself. Resist the devil trying to bring you down and steal his thunder by turning around this suffering to a glorious grace that comes by offering all this to God and our Blessed Mother.
We will pray for you and your family.
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