The good Lord gives even as he takes away…

Thank you all for your prayers, kind words, and good wishes since I my husband passed. The Lord has given me super-abundant consolations, both temporal and spiritual. I feel the strength of your love and prayers. It has been a bit of a wild ride lately. Since the death of my husband barely a month ago, I have moved to a new city to be nearer to family and have helped my sister to move my 92 year old father to an extended care facility. God has been with me and mine every step of the way.

After a great deal of prayer and consultation with others (including my spiritual director and my realtor who both said, “Go!”) I felt I had the green light to move BEFORE my house was sold. I was going to be renting anyway. Finances would be a bit tight but it was doable. I felt the Lord wished me to trust him on this. So I went forward in faith.

The movers were still loading the truck when my realtor called and said he had an offer on my house! It was a decent offer with only one easily surmountable condition. I am confident the deal will go through. That was yesterday. I am still pinching myself. It feels like a dream.

The the good Lord gives, even as he takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord, now and forever!

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  1. This Scripture came to mind ,it is what the Lord is doing and has done in your life ! God bless ! Isaiah 40:31 New Living Translation (NLT)

    31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
    They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

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  2. Janet, we met a long time ago; we have both listened to the love of the Divine Will within our souls; we are but the “breatheofgod”; both destined to fulfill His Divine Will.  Mary’s sorrow is ours too..with our daily tribulations…many souls will be saved…Praise The Father, Son and The Holy Spirit…The Divine Will!

    amf

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  3. I’m very happy for you dear Janet, l frequently read your blog and feel consoled by the words the Lord sends to us through you, thank you very much. Ti abbraccio!(l hug you)

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  4. Condolences in abundance as well as my many poor prayers. You have well stated the truth. May your trials produce abundance of fruit.

    On Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 9:07 AM The Joy of Penance wrote:

    > Janet Klasson posted: “Thank you all for your prayers, kind words, and > good wishes since I my husband passed. The Lord has given me super-abundant > consolations, both temporal and spiritual. I feel the strength of your love > and prayers. It has been a bit of a wild ride lately. S” >

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  5. So very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing Janet. Please receive my belated condolences and prayers for you and your family during this time of sadness. Reading your post today is encouraging . Encouraging to know just how the Lord, who you have long trusted, is providing for your current needs. Thank you for your example of faith, hope and love! Love to you in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mary

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  6. Hi Peli, it has been a while (still doing the Lord’s work… in fact more so). I am truly and deeply sorry to hear about Jim’s passing and hope that in some minute way my words could bring some little comfort. in fact the words are not my own…they are The Lord’s to St. Faustina:

    Jesus said: “My daughter, encourage souls to say the chaplet which I have given to you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet. … Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Savior (Diary, 1541).

    Earlier, Our Lord said to her, “At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the indulgence is the same” (Diary, 811).

    May The HOLY SPIRIT come as Comforter during this time for you and your family…much Love to you Janet from a long time Pelianito blog family member!!!
    And as always: JESUS I Trust in YOU!
    aj

    Pope Francis has recently spoken on not fearing death: https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2018/07/01/pope-francis-fear-sin-not-death/

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    • Bless you AJ for the reminding us of the unimaginable graces given to us by Jesus through St. Faustina. I felt it was a great grace to be able to pray a chaplet in his presence before he passed. I did have a dream about Jim a few days after he died. He looked great with no lines on his face and he told me he was celebrating! Jesus, you alone are worthy of trust! I praise and glorify you with your own Divine Will. Blessed be God forever!

      And my house deal went through! Blessings abound!

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