“How Can I Increase My Trust in God?” (The Inner Life with Patrick Conley)

Do the burdens of life have you weighed down? Are you struggling to believe that God is there and that He is good?

Patrick Conley is joined by Sr. Faustina Maria Pia to explore what it means to nurture trust and joy amidst life’s inevitable hardships. Trust, a seemingly difficult virtue to master, is especially important to pray about as we go through Lent.

Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, inspired by the profound insights of Saint Faustina’s Diaries, shares about the transformative power of the Sacraments, particularly Confession. She emphasizes Jesus’s message of mercy: miracles of grace await in the simple act of returning to the Father, who eagerly awaits to lighten your burdens. This sacrament, according to Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, is a sanctuary where the yoke becomes easy and the burden light, in line with Jesus’s invitation in Matthew to those who are weary. If we want to grow in trust, we must approach the sacraments to receive His grace.

Sr. Faustina shares a personal testament to the healing and clarity found in composing and praying the Litany of Trust—a prayer born out of her own journey through brokenness towards a rejuvenated relationship with God.

With Easter on the horizon, Sr. Faustina’s insights encourage you to approach Confession with fresh eyes, allowing Jesus to relieve you of the burdens not meant for your shoulders.

You can find this transformative prayer, the Litany of Trust, right here!

Don’t miss this entire episode of “The Inner Life” for an exploration of trust with Sr. Faustina Maria Pia. It’s a guide to finding lightness and peace in the sacramental embrace of God’s mercy.

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