Why do you worry as if you have no God at the helm of your ship?

Isaiah 66:18-19 For I know their works and their thoughts, and I am coming to gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and shall see my glory, and I will set a sign among them. From them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Put, and Lud—which draw the bow—to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands far away that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the nations.

“See my children? I am doing a new thing. Behold I make all things new. There is nothing that can prepare you for what is about to happen. Lean therefore on me. My children, I hold you in the palm of my hand. Do you believe this? Then why do you worry as if you have no God at the helm of your ship? Embrace the will of God in each moment and place your trust in him alone. A day will come when you will look back and be amazed at the ways your Lord led you on the path even though you could not see it at the time. Trust and be at peace, dear ones. Shalom.”

Heavenly Father, God of light and life, grant us the graces we need in order to live only and always in your holy and perfect will. Help us to follow you in complete trust, and help us to be signs of hope to those you send us. Jesus we trust in you. Come Holy Spirit! Amen.


35 thoughts on “Why do you worry as if you have no God at the helm of your ship?

  1. Ogni giorno affidiamoci a Dio: La Sua Provvidenza sorge prima del sole.

    (Google translate: Every day, let us trust in God, His Providence rises before the sun.)


  2. My Lord-I worry most about those you have given me to care for on earth…who are not on board.

    I Trust in You, my Jesus!
    I am at Peace. They are in Your Hands.


  3. We certainly are living in new times. Every day is new never knowing what we need to do or face. All we have is complete surrender to the mercy and trust in Jesus The divine Will and be clothed on the Flame of Love. All my family are coming home within the next month one with a family of 6 to live on the Acreage with me another son and family of 4 coming from Nova Scotia. My granddaughter with 3 and hubby gathering with another daughter her mother. God is gathering our families together. Even if they all don’t understand. God has made it clear to them this is what must be done each having their own family space. So this reading and Word of God spoken is a sign it is to be. The wind of the Holy Spirit blew tonight with a new freshness and presence Thank you all for this blog spot God Love You


  4. Dear Pelianito.
    Once again thank you for allowing the Lord to use you to help us to understand. I am struck by the words “Embrace the will of God in each moment…” Just over a year ago, I sensed that He had given me a similar word. I can’t remember whether or not I shared it with you. I will post it below and if you feel it should be shared with the others, then by all means feel free to do so. It goes as follows.

    “My children be vigilant…be steadfast in seeking My will. The days are not far off when you would be overwhelmed if you were not to seek My will. The need for My Spirit will be great. The suffering will be intense…more than you can imagine. Unless My Spirit guides you, you will not know in which direction you are to turn for the entire world will be in need. I will send you where others would not dare to go, but you will go joyfully with the anointing of My very Self. Thus others will know that I have sent you. Begin now to sacrifice yourselves to My will. I count on your obedience. Place yourselves constantly under the mantle of My Immaculate Mother. Nourish yourselves with My sacraments; My Spirit will meet you there. I go before you. Follow Me for the harvest is ripe and the need for My mercy is intense. I am yours, totally. I ask you to be Mine, totally.
    Your Jesus.
    1 pm. June 24, 2014.
    Michael Joyce

    God bless each of you.


    1. Thanks for that Word, Michael. Praised be Jesus for his confirmations and for his tireless efforts to give us courage and hope. May His name be praised in all creation!


  5. The words strike me “there is nothing that can prepare you for what is about to happen.” They’re actually comforting in a way, because I am really not able to make any particular type of material preparation. But I have been preparing spiritually as best I can, and that is most important in the end. God will take of each of us in his own most loving way.


  6. This is confirmation of what I perceive the Lord is revealing to me (just a mom who spends a lot of time praying for others and interceding for those far from Christ and journals it all). On June 29th I journaled “gathering your people – that’s what your doing Lord. Bringing unity; one God and a people shepherded by You. You are redeeming from the hands of addictions, obsessions, finally bringing us to the eternal bread of life and happiness. Make all one, O Lord.” Then on June 30th ” My faith is leading me to ponder how the Lord says, Trust Me! Forty years He sustained them in the desert so they lacked nothing (Nehemiah 9:21); is that not my story too? The Lord has always been loyal to His promise to Abraham – leading me closer & closer to His heart and Will for me. He is so consistent and trustworthy, why waste time on worry; rather be joyful, grateful and in excited anticipation of what He is doing. Let every moment be a surrender to Him.”
    Thank you for sharing your words they are a fragrant offering.


  7. Miriam …. Thank for sharing ….. The words reminded me of a comment a friend made re the book he read. It is thebookof revelation with excellent commentary. My friend said it is all about the Banquet of the Lamb .. The Eucharist .
    We are returning full circle to living in the Divine Will as before the fall ….. However long this takes.
    The words in this message hit me …. Behold. I make all things new.

    God is doing Mighty things! He is God.


  8. Pelianito,

    In the last 4 years of contemplate prayer, I have been told to join with JESUS in drawing in souls. I thought I would send you a reflection of The Divine Will in rosary form. If you would like to share it with others, I would love it as it is, I believe, a very powerful prayer to me from the Holy Spirit, and in the spirit of Hours of the Passion by Louisa Picarretta.

    Every time I pray it I am very moved. It was a gift to me from God and perhaps Louisa Picarretta! Feel free to use it in any way you see fit. In Christ, Julie



    Just as David’s sling was an absurdity next to the sword and shield of Goliath, so too is our Lady’s rosary. It seems absurd that praying the rosary is the key the future of our world. “No Mary, no Jesus. Know Mary, know Jesus.” Mary is the first and best disciple of Jesus. The Holy Spirit descended upon her, and Jesus Christ became incarnate in her womb. The Holy Spirit descended once again upon her and rested in her at Pentecost with the other disciples. In this end of the era of Mercy, the Holy Spirit reigns within her Immaculate Heart. Everything the world needs, to know Jesus, and ultimately, eternal happiness, waits for us there. We only need to ask.

    Don’t just say the rosary or your “prayer” is without heart, just a mechanical, repetitive noise. It is a sling with no stone. PRAY IT! When the sling is filled with the intertwined Hearts of Jesus and Mary, watch out Satan!
    Mary is the first disciple, the first to be saved by Jesus. Know Mary, Know Jesus! Mary help us to know your Son! Crush the head of the snake with your heel and help us to return to our loving and patient God.

    Because I am no longer able to work, God has called me to contemplative prayer as we have entered the Storm.This is the skeleton of what I see and think about for the last couple of years each time I pray The Sorrowful Mysteries. It is essentially the same, but always different, in that I disappear into the scenes throughout the rosary, seeing something more each time. The whole exercise takes anywhere from one to three hours. I have been told to use my 10 fingers instead of beads, and to use my arms to pull all souls into the mysteries, which lie in my heart. I am reminded that everything taking place during these Sorrowful Mysteries are acts of reparation on the part of Jesus, who by His every thought, word, and action is making amendment to the Father for the sins of the world, past, present, and future included. Every evil act on the part of human beings from the beginning of time is being replaced by Jesus Himself with Divine acts of Righteousness and Holiness, so that every soul seeking God can be saved. Because there are so many places where I lose myself in the images and scenes I sometimes worry I am deceiving myself and am not even praying at all! Then I am reminded by God that EVERYTHING (actions and intention to pray) are acceptable gifts to Him. Holy Spirit, animate and direct us all! Mother of God, through your Immaculate Heart, make our intention of prayer and our prayerful actions, all pleasing to your Son. Lead us all into His Sacred Heart. Amen

    About suffering. Someone once told me this and it helped me very much “You do not suffer if you let go of your outcome. ” My personal interpretation is this: Whatever is happening presently in my life is God’s Divine Will for me. If I embrace it, I don’t suffer. If I fight it, I do suffer. Even if what is happening in my life feels dark and difficult, God is bigger still. The cross of Jesus was dark and difficult. My little crosses feel dark and difficult, but when I ask for help to carry them, and place them all in the Immaculate Heart of my mother Mary, then, eventually I find my way through, and see the fruit of the journey. After Good Friday always comes Easter.

    The Sorrowful Mysteries (reflections during meditation)
    Mary is always present, within my own maternal heart. I am seeing JESUS’ Passion through Mary’s eyes, and feel her grieving unto death. Per Mary’s request, when she appeared many times to a visionary named Elizabeth Kindleman, I have added the “Flame of Love” prayer to each Hail Mary I say. Mary told her that this little phrase would blind Satan and free souls within his grasp. JESUS IS THE FLAME OF LOVE BEING RELEASED THROUGH HER IMMACULATE HEART DURING THIS ENDING OF THE ERA OF MERCY. It goes like this:

    Hail Mary,full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among all women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, and spread the effect of grace of your Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death.

    Apostles Creed,
    Our Father,
    Hail Mary –faith, hope, love

    Jesus Agonizing In the Garden.
    1. Jesus feels in His bowels the sickening heaviness of our sins. Jesus now repairs for Adam and Eve’s rejection in the Garden of Eden, and for each rejection since then of God’s Divine Will.
    2. He is nauseated and overwhelmed. A cold sweat breaks over His Sacred Flesh. As He feels mortal dread, He is repairing for each mortal sin ever committed.
    3. He experiences the Father’s intense love for men. It feels as if His blood, this fiery fierce Love, is boiling in His veins. Jesus repairs for all crimes against Love. For all hatred expressed toward others.
    4. He tells the disciples to pray. The bargaining begins and Jesus falls to the ground. He begs the Father “Let them all be saved”. Jesus repairs for our selfish, secular living.
    5. He finds his disciples asleep and asks them to stay awake and pray. The Father reminds Jesus of His Justice. Jesus falls to the ground, inconsolable, “Father, please! Not one soul! Let not one soul be lost.” He repairs for our murmuring, complaining, and lack of resolve.
    6. Jesus is the Father’s Mercy. Mercy and Justice meet with a tremendous collision within the Divine Person of Jesus. He falls on the ground again, covered in bloody sweat. He repairs for spiritual sloth, and hatred toward God.
    7. Bloody drops of sweat run down Jesus’ brow. He hears in His ears the accusations of the Pharisees. He amends for His own chosen people who will reject their Messiah. “Father!” He moans.
    8. Jesus paces and falls repeatedly to the ground begging for souls. His disciples, in their grief, fall back asleep. The Spirit roiling within. The Father and the Son in LOVING conversation. Justice and Mercy agree. He now amends for His beloved consecrated sons/priests who will abandon Him.
    9. After all He did, all He will suffer, who will appreciate or understand Jesus’ message? Who will even care if He ever lived? The enemy whispers in His ear “Your life means nothing!” See the Gentiles, myself included, scorn and belittle poor Jesus who keeps amending for our every act of laziness, and our indifferent, unloving, lukewarm lives.
    10. Jesus rebukes the enemy’s lies and says a third time “Let it be done to Me, Oh Father, according to Your Divine Will, and not Mine”. He is betrayed with our many kisses. Jesus repairs for all acts of hypocrisy, duplicity and feigned religiosity.

    The scourging at the pillar. (Reparations for both perpetrators and their victims)
    1. The virginal blush as Jesus is stripped. (Immodest dress)
    2. Human trafficking in Russia
    3. In China
    4. In Mexico
    5. In South America and Africa (Boko Haram)
    6. In New York
    7. In Los Angeles
    8. In San Francisco,
    9. Sins of pornography, lustful sexuality/sodomy and adultery everywhere.
    10. Sins of incest and rape.

    The crowning of thorns. (Reparations)
    1. For Holiness in Supreme Court and US government.
    2. Holiness for Putin/Russia and North Korean leaders
    3. Holiness for Chinese and Japanese politicians
    4. Conversion of hearts for ISIS, Iraq & Iranian leaders
    5. Protection for Israel, where the Precious Blood of Jesus still cries out to The Father of all Mercies.
    6. Conversion of all Chicago mob leaders, families and neighborhoods
    7. Conversion of Russian mob leaders and families.
    8. Conversion of all US Gang leaders and families.
    9. Conversion of Mexican Drug Cartel and families.
    10. Jesus now calls down Mercy on emigrants fleeing slavery, poverty, political terrorism, and those who seek basic needs/rights.

    The Carrying of the Cross
    1. Jesus embraces the cross. He draws it to Himself. His experienced hands inspect the wood. He eyes with love it’s dimensions. He knows from ancient times what He is about. Jesus repairs for all the times we protest to God for the suffering He sends.
    2. The cross surprises Him with its great weight. Exquisite pain. Wood meets the bare bone of His bloody shoulders. Jesus amends for unshouldered burdens, curses hurled at God, His precious Name taken in vain. Crosses thrown down in defiance.
    3. Oh Sacred Heart, heavier still with the centuries of men’s sin carried within. Love so scorned. The crowned Head is bent so low. Jesus repairs for all the mockery and derision of the Creator by His arrogant creatures.
    4. Jesus stumbles over mountains of decadence, our excessive indulgence in luxuries/sensual pleasures, our moral corruption. Jesus amends for all addictions as He falls down in the dirt.
    5. Struggling to arise, Jesus is bent once more to the ground by droves of gleeful demons, who taunt and rejoice. See how Mercy falls again under the Father’s Justice! Weep, all you faint of heart! The Author of Life, Love Itself, repairs for all the despairing souls, who chose to wander this earth miserable, hopeless, lost.
    6. He can smell the dust but all sounds become as distant. He is curled in a fetal position receiving kicks and curses. Jesus remembers with Love lives taken. All abortions, homicides, suicides, genocides.
    7. How many must be forced to carry another’s cross? Do I volunteer? It is so simple. Love God. Love one another. The Sacred Heart is repairing for racial hatred, all greed, all wars.
    8. Oh inquisitive women! You stand by and cry, but do nothing. Am I a “looky-loo”? Do I crane my neck to see another’s misery when I pass an accident on the freeway? Do I pray for them? Do I watch on the news all the Christians that are martyred, without being moved to tearful prayer? Am I concerned only about my family and myself? Jesus now repairs for our lack of brotherly love and our spiritual blindness.
    9. The Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus meet. The Two Hearts entwine in a single moment of ecstasy. Time ceases. Only Love, in the Divine Will, exists. Then Father’s Justice resumes. Jesus makes all things new, repairing especially for insults aimed at Mary, His holy and beloved mother.
    10. His bloody body had to be dragged up the hill of Calvary. But when ordered to do so, the God Man obediently positions His limbs on top of the cross. Oh my Jesus! How You Love me so! How You honor Your Father’s Will! Jesus amends now for all acts of disobedience.

    Jesus is crucified and dies on the cross. (Reparations)
    1. Carefully His hand is positioned over the hole readied to be nailed to the cross. Carefully we have used our hands for evil, wicked works. Watch as the Sacrificial Lamb amends for all thieveries, beatings, blows, abuse, the building up of empires, every empty tower of Babel ever built, all for the idol of self.
    2. He feels the thorns driven further into His skull, as He rests His weary head against the wood. He sees myriads of self righteous cardinals, archbishops, pharisees all murmuring within the Barque of Peter. Jesus amends for treachery, freemasonry, intrigue and deception, and all we who are so full of spiritual pride.
    3. His back, a raw mass of bloody wound, presses into the wooden beam upon which His Sacred body lays. “The body of Christ.” What have we become? Pathetic, anemic emissaries of the Christ. Hurriedly prepared, poorly attended liturgies. Uninspired prayers, boring homilies, wandering minds. We, the lukewarm Body of Christ are good for vomiting out of the mouth of God. Jesus is now perfectly adoring His Father, for each one of us.
    4. As His Sacred frame is stretched upon the cross, He groans. The Body of the Christ is torn apart. It was supposed to be One. Thousands of “Christian” denominations tearing each other apart in heated debate with clever proofs of each ones’ authenticity. Snide remarks. Hateful name calling and labeling of those “others” who we are certain to be the “unclean”, the “outcasts”. In truth, these are the very brothers and sisters we are meant to love. Jesus is adoring the Father who is adoring The Son. We are all now One in the Spirit. Now, The Trinity prepares to receive The Sacrifical Lamb.
    5. The left hand is fixed with a second stake. The Father had commanded that “there be Light!” Instead, humanity has hurled itself into the darkness. All undone acts of kindness are now being repaired for by Our Lord. Every undone good deed, that could have made Love a reality, is mourned for by our gentle Jesus. The Lamb also now repairs in this instant for our neglect of our family members, and for the neglect of those duties pertaining to our station in life.
    6. Oh man! Behold The Body of your Christ! Can you see what you have done to Him? He is unrecognizable. You have Undeified, Unglorified, Uglified, and Pedophiled Him in one another. God could have looked at this disgraced figure of His Beloved Son and painfully regretted His promise to us in the Garden of Eden, but Truth will not contradict Itself. Oh my God! I am so heartily sorry for having offended You in my brother and in my sister. Through Your Divine Will, I amend for these sins against You, by trusting in Your Sacred Blood. “There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.” (C. Ten-boom)
    7. Calloused, bruised and bloodied knees of Christ. Do I pray with all my heart? Poor prayer, prideful prayer, inattentive prayer, or worse yet, no prayer at all. How did it come about that the creature acts to eliminate, from all public places, any mention of its Creator? Oh man, where did you ever learn you had no need for your Maker? Has the enemy’s lies reached your ears? How is it, the angels ask, that man is allowed such folly? How is it, Abba, that you allow us to remain at all in Your Most Holy Presence? JESUS, WHO IS LOVE amends for our disrespectfulness in prayer to Our CREATOR.
    8. Right foot of Christ is being fixed in place. I adore the Sacred wound which amends for wrong ways I have walked. This terrible wound holds back the Father’s Justice for terrible mistakes, wretched faults, causing devastating consequences, wrecking innocent lives. Jesus makes amendment now for the stinking stench of humanity at its very worst, for the perpetrators of mass destruction and war atrocities, for all serial murderers. Jesus amends for everyone who chooses the wide road, and those who, with full abandon, have followed the enemy.
    9. Adoring now the ruby red wound of Jesus’ left foot which also is torn through with the iron stake. His entire body shivers, after the raised beam slams down into the prepared hole. The Sacred wound oozes Sacred blood, as The Lamb stands and then slumps, alternating, in a feeble, futile attempt to find relief. Jesus now repairs for those who failed to listen to the Shepherd’s voice. Failed marriages, failed vocations, failed to keep promises, walking out, walking away, for all the Jonahs who run from the Hound of God.
    10. A lance pierces both a Sacred Heart and an Immaculate Heart like lightning striking a tree. The Holy Spirit of Love, the Mercy of Jesus and the Justice of The Father physically coalesce for all to see. Creation shudders violently. The sun refuses to shine. Torrential sprays of Sacred Blood cover me. I am lost in it. This cannot be described by words, but only by a most Sacred and astounding silence, heard at last by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in the Holy Abode. I am suddenly among the thousands in robes washed white by His Blood. I join them in crying out day and night, into Eternity “Worthy! Worthy! Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!”

    *”At the hour of my death, receive me, Oh Lord, as a daughter (son) of Your Passion, dressed in Your blood, adorned with Your wounds, see not me, but only Yourself and Your Most Holy Divine Will. Amen”
    (*A prayer by Luisa Picarreta, Little Servant of the Divine Will, found in “The Hours of The Passion”.


  9. Lean On Me was the whispered beat on my soul some months back, and I tried to share that with Searching Souls whilst trying to obey it myself. I agree with Sr Lorraine – at the end of the day, only the Lord can prepare us, hence the need to lean on Him, and not on ourselves. I’ve got to try and put this into practice more. God bless you, Peli, for sharing this.


  10. Peli dear,

    You won’t believe what just happened. After reading your blog entry and posting my reply, I had very strong urge to share with a friend about my dream of the moon crashing into a mountain. It wasn’t a good time as she was facing issues at work, but since the urge was so strong, I went ahead. She, in turn, told me she had had 2 recurring dreams about locking the doors to her home at night but seeing them being flung open by some unseen force. The words from your entry – Lean On Me – came on strong and I shared them with her. She had been relying too much on her efforts of Bible reading but not allowing God real access into her life.

    Then, just as I was about to ruminate further with her on her dream and on her next course of action (we are very close pals), I sensed a ‘shutdown’. Deep and resolute. That it was her journey, and not mine, and I should not be her Crutch. Again, Lean On Me has added another depth of meaning: I must learn to take leave when God tells me to, and let others Lean on Him of their own will.

    Which brings me to this: In one of your previous posts, I believe you mentioned receiving word telling you to get ready to flee. I thought it was to flee danger. But can it be to Flee To Another Prayer Need? Is that possible? To cover more souls in a short time? Does that make any sense?


    1. Catilynne trust what the Holy Spirit is telling you. You are right that we should not be a crutch for others, that it is God whom we all need to depend on. When people “shut down” on us it is wise to step back. God is in charge. Pray for them, and speak when the time is right, but let God be their gentle, patient Savior.


  11. Oh Pelinito! I’m so glad you liked it. When I am through praying the Five Sorrowful Mysteries in this way, I feel as if Jesus just tipped the scale from evil back to good. I just love it. Julie


  12. Julie,

    Thank you VERY much for the Sorrowful Mysteries of Reparation. I have copied them and plan to use them. May our God grant you rich blessings for sharing them!



  13. Julie, this is very powerful. Thank you for posting it. I will certainly use it.

    I live in Europe, so I will add some other cities too. We have, sadly, some of our very own cess pits of sin.


  14. Julie, wow! I also have copied your Sorrowful Mysteries meditations and plan to use them. I am also struck by the advice, ” You do not suffer if you let go of the outcome” and your interpretation— so very helpful to me especially at this moment. God bless you!
    Thanks Caitlynne Grace for sharing your experience, and especially the issue of sensing a “shut-down”—- which is the constant situation I face with my family.
    Thanks, Peli, as always, for your posts and your insights. You and this blog of dear Peli family truly help me “keep on keeping on” when I find myself starting to panic or lose hope. God bless you!


  15. Julie, Michael Joyce,
    Thank you… So beautiful…

    And as always, thank you Peli, for being God’s instrument to bring His Word to us!


  16. Peli, I had meant to tell you that on the night before this was posted I opened “The Imitation of Christ” randomly and read Chapter 59 which is entitled “That all our hope and confidence is to be placed in God alone” I really felt that was a confirmation of your message 🙂 Also, something really wonderful happened which involved a person receiving last rites on the day they died. Also, I was praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for this person from home and I found out the next morning that she had died just as I finished it. Praise God! Peace to all!


  17. Wow Mimi ! Exactly the same thing happened with me ! It made me think there is always someone somewhere who needs this chaplet… And maybe it is good to pray it more often .. Not just 3pm.
    I was praying for a friend who was ill and had no idea she was about to die. It was 8pm when I prayed … And I remember thinking … Well it isn’t 3pm here .( uk ) .. But it IS in USA … Then I felt God was intimating ( no I didn’t hear words .. Just a conviction ) it was as though He declared ” all hours belong to Me and I am Mercy …”
    At ten past eight I heard my friend had passed … Just as I finished the chaplet. I had a great privilege of escorting her with this chaplet … What a comfort. Thanks be to God.


    1. Jo, what a gift we have in the chaplet! May God be praised that he has given us so powerful a tool to assist the dying.

      I pray this prayer each day after my chaplet:

      Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I beseech you by the agony of your most Sacred Heart and by the sorrows of your Immaculate Mother wash clean in your Blood the sinners of the whole world who are now in their final agony, especially those on their way to eternal damnation and who are to die this day. Heart of Jesus, who suffered death’s agony, have mercy on these poor souls.


  18. Peli,

    Praying for the Holy Souls has always been close to my heart, but your prayer reminds me to cover those near death with a prayer mantle too – especially in their last hours, which we know, can be a time of great tribulation and internal warfare.


    1. Just to clarify Catilynne, I did not write the prayer, but found it in the Divine Mercy prayer book. I think it is used in various forms in many places. A keeper for sure!


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