Jesus: My child, do not be discouraged. I know your boundless trust in Me; I know you are aware of My goodness and mercy. Let us talk in detail about everything that weighs so heavily upon your heart.

Soul: Your response.

Jesus: Talk to Me simply, as a friend to a friend. Tell Me now, My child, what hinders you from advancing in holiness? (Diary, 1487).

Soul: Your response.

My Prayer Response:

Lord Jesus, please help me to talk to You freely about things that weigh upon my heart. And also help me to listen to You as You direct me in my response to these painful situations.