I felt HIS presence!


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My husband is undergoing a tough battle with porn addiction. He recently had a relapse and of course my heart was broken once again.

Being bombarded with thoughts about what he did, I turned to this book I had been reading for support and it hit me. I had the book sitting there for months gathering dust and something last week told me to pick it up and start reading it again. So I did. Last night when I was reading it, it occurred to me that I probably starting reading it again about the same time my husband had his relapse. I just felt that the Lord was preparing me for my husband’s recent set back.

As this realization occurred, I just felt this strong presence of Our Lord being with me and holding me, like he was telling me that everything is going to be OK. I kinda felt like he took those dark thoughts I was having about my husband and his addition away. I just wanted to share this with someone because I have never experienced something like that in my life. It was amazing!

Thank you Lord for being there for me always!


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How beautiful – thanks for sharing. :hug1: Jesus told St. Faustina to nestle close to His Heart (especially) after receiving communion, but I try to remember to do it more often than that, especially when I’m having a tough time with something. His perfect love gives us courage and healing.

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading St. Faustina’s Diary (see my signature below) and praying the chaplet of Divine Mercy for your husband. Sometimes when I pray it I substitute a particular person’s name, for example:
“For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on Belle10’s husband and on the whole world” or “For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on CAF members and on the whole world.”

Keep praying and He will help you and your husband through this challenge. :heart:


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I’m glad He did this for you and your husband. This is what I refer to as a “consolation”. I have once been wrapped in His deep love to console me after an illumination of conscience that was almost too much to bare. When I called out to Him, He came and all doubt left. Understanding came with the love and compassion from Him. Guard yourself from those dark thoughts if they come back and cling to the memory of this union. Unconditional, wasn’t it. He teaches this way, with love. Pass the lesson along. Tim


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