Surrender

Surrender can sound so easy and yet can be so difficult. In essence, you are surrendering everything to God and His will. It sounds easy because you can just say, “Here you go, God, I am giving it all to you to take care of so I don’t have to worry about it anymore and do it all alone”. It is difficult, however, because we have a predisposition to wanting to be in control of everything and believing that we know how things should go and what steps are needed to achieve it. And if you are like me, it is almost like you are a professional at worrying, maybe even getting an advanced degree in it. Hi, my name is Stephanie S., MD in worrywarts, extreme anxiety.

This year has been a year of extreme uncertainty and forging new ways for us all. As we draw closer to the end of the year, 2020 (thank goodness!!), I thought this Surrender Novena I just stumbled upon would be very fitting.

Surrender Novena

This beautiful novena was given to Fr. Don Dolindo Ruotolo from Jesus. He was at one time Padre Pio’s spiritual director and was a great prophet who prophesied about St. John Paul the Great (one of my favorite saints). Little by little, I have learned more about Padre Pio and am looking forward to delving more into the life of Fr. Don Dolindo.

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4 thoughts on “Surrender

  1. You my sweet friend ALWAYS make my day better and Always put a smile on my face…so grateful for your friendship..love you😘

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    1. I love you, Cindy! This put a big smile on my face!! Thank you for your kind words! I miss my amazing, loving friend with a beautiful soul!

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  2. Beautifully written Stephanie. I couldn’t agree more about how difficult it is to surrender and give up complete control but what an overwhelming sense of peace you receive when you finally do surrender. I love this post!! You have an amazing gift to make others feel loved and your smile lights up a whole room. Thank you for being a dear friend! Lots of love snd hugs❤️😘

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    1. You are so sweet, Laura! I feel the same about you! Thankful for your words and your friendship! This pandemic and lack of socialization has been hard on my heart and mind! I love and miss you my beautiful friend!!

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