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"When I see that the burden is beyond my strength, I do not consider or analyze it or probe into it, but I run like a child to the Heart of Jesus and say only one word to Him:  'You can do all things'.  And then I keep silent, because I know that Jesus himself will intervene in the matter, and as for me, instead of tormenting myself, I use that time to love Him."  (Diary, Notebook 3)

What a beautiful passage!  And such an important theological truth, even for those of us not schooled in theology:  to trust in God is to let go of worry.  Corrie ten Boom, the Dutch Christian who courageously hid Jews in her home during WWII, tells of her father who carried her suitcase when it was too heavy, and reminded her that he would carry all her burdens like that.  St. Faustina gave her heavy burdens to her Father, and urges us to do the same.

I was once blessed to meet an elderly blind man who had faith like a rock.  Though he was destitute and owned nothing, he sang this little song to me:

Why worry, when you can pray?

Give your fears to Jesus; He will show the way.

Don't be like a Thomas, doubting all the day;

Why worry, worry, when you can pray!

There is much in this life that is beyond our comprehension or our abilities to "fix".  Instead of worrying incessantly, which solves nothing anyway, we can learn to run to Jesus, and then be still.  Don't be like a Thomas, pray!

St. Maria Faustina, pray for us!