Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence [Reverend Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure and Saint Claude La Colombière, Paul Garvin, Catholic Way Publishing] on. The following pages were written by a well-known French religious writer of the 17th century, Father Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure (), and are an extract. Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence by Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure & St. Claude de la Colombiere. Part I. Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure. The Will of God Made.

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A criminal is condemned to death by fair trial. It is quite obvious “that He who hath founded the earth by wisdom surrfnder hath established the heavens by understanding ” Prov.

What is evil, what God could not cooperate with, is the sinful intention which the will of man contributes to the act.

Not one of them could act upon us unless the power were given it from above. This statement must be taken absolutely of everything with the exception of sin. But He does not intend that the attacker or robber should take them from you by a sin.

Aug 12, Jeff Stevens rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 16, Joseph Serwach rated it it was amazing. Biff Henderson rated it it was amazing Jun 01, All that happens to us in this world against our will whether due to men or to other causes happens to us only by the will of God, by the disposal of Providence, by His orders and under His guidance; and if from the frailty of our understanding we cannot grasp the reason for some event, let us attribute it to divine Providence, show Him respect by accepting it from His hand, believe firmly that He does not send it us without cause.

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence, Part I:A

And in fact it is not this man’s evil intention or sin that causes you to suffer, humiliates or impoverishes you, but the loss of your well being, your good name or your possessions. When a man is materially well off and content with his state, it is a great deal if he takes the trouble to think of God two or three times a day.


There is therefore no relation between the insatiable greed of the leeches and the intelligent purpose of the doctor in using them. We allow ourselves to be operated on by a man who may easily providehce a mistake—a mistake which may cost us our life—and protest when God sets to work on us. Jul 08, Paulina rated it really liked it Shelves: Trustfil Secret to Peace and Happiness.

Answers the most questions of what Christians usually think about: Sounds I found this book very distressing and incompatible with the concept of “Free will” as well as an all loving, merciful God. Therefore the sword shall never depart from thy house, because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Urias the Hittite to be thy wife.

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence – Saint-Jure, Rev. Fr. & St. Claude de la Colombiere

I believe this is the way to true happiness. It boils down to surrendering ourselves to what God wills for us especially when we don’t already understand what’s going on in our lives. I will study this over until I learn to live by Divine Providence. Thanks for telling us about the problem. We must trust sutrender in everything and all. Hard truth, but comforting, too. Your misfortunes are the work not of this or that person but of God. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

We rely on you to support our news reporting. We trust ourselves to a doctor because we suppose he knows his business.

About Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure. The sin harms only the person who is guilty of it. It is common knowledge that prosperity has the effect of softening us. Take care not to be deceived by it. Have the courage to lay aside all other ambition and let this be the only object of your care and desire. So, how are we to know what to do if we deny our mind surrenfer of judgment?


But I did read more, and I have to say that although I disagree with parts, there are also parts that were very helpful, especially at this point in my life. If you refused to accept these tribulations you would be acting against your best interests. Never be afraid of relying too much on Him, but rather seek always to increase your trust more and more, for this is the most pleasing homage you can pay Sudrender and it will be the measure of the graces you will receive.

And he says, “The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. The physical action of the arm prvidence the tongue, like all natural things, is quite good in itself and there is nothing to prevent its being produced with and by God’s cooperation. Helped me to get through a very, very difficult maybe THE most difficult time in my life.

I learned how to accept God’s will. This is one of my favorite books on how to live out the Gospel message.

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence: The Secret of Peace and Happiness

Only that I read it sooner! We have a celebrated example in Job. Then we will have heaven on earth. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Let us search our ways, and seek, and return to the Lord. A glove is not more fitted to a hand or a sword to a scabbard than what Providecne does and ordains in us and for us is suited to our strength and capabilities, so that everything may serve to sjrrender advantage and perfection if we but cooperate with the designs of His providence.