There are days when out of the ordinary happen. There are things that the worst thing that you are trying to avoid take place. You missed your important appointment and lost your valuable client. You invested a large amount of money and it was gone with the wind. As much as possible you don’t want something bad happens to you or to your family and yet that rare phone call arrived and you heard your mother died. You lost a friend because of false accusation or hurtful words that were spoken and got unresolved. A wart appeared on your body and found its place at the sole of your foot where it became difficult for you to walk. An unusual accident happened when your face was hit by a flying tarpaulin.
Do you have the same scenario or something like that occurred to you? If not, then well and good. But for me, it’s real and it’s true. Those things I mentioned came to pass. I had stories of loss of a person, money, heartaches, pains, challenges and
It was really hard to accept you lost a client and received a speech from your boss what had gone wrong and what not to do next time. I learned a lot from that and through time because of God’s favour and sheer determination, our client came back and gave more investments.
My husband and I thought that if we invest some of our money, we could get the car that we want. For us it was a good decision and we decided together to do it. But after a few years when we were about to get our investment and decided to buy the car, the investment house was no longer in existence. We were stunned and we can’t accept what had gone wrong. But when we came to God and prayed to Him, a sense of peace and comfort just came to us. We still have a lot of possessions and more to celebrate beyond money. We still have God on our side, our family, a job, a rented place we can go home to and we could still eat. God is our provider and after a few months, a car was provided to us without paying any cent for it.
Death in the family is really hard to accept. Losing a loved one whom you cherished a lot got me into a depress mode. I appeared normal but deep inside I was hurting a lot. It took a really long time, about three years, for me to let go. I asked God to remove the sense of loss and put acceptance in my heart that He is the God who gives and takes away. After that, I got my act together. I know that I still have a life and a purpose to pursue. My father remarried again and I have four more siblings that were added to my family.
I know I have cultivated great relationships with some people and so I thought we would end up being best friends forever. But, it became short-lived. We did not try to resolve or confront each other maybe because of pride and avoidance of conflict, we let go of each other. It is a fact that there will be people who will come to your life for a reason, for a season and for a lifetime. Because of miscommunication, they are not my friends of the latter. It was hard for me to keep appearing friendly and tried to hold a conversation or two, but I now something did not feel right. And in the end I bear the pain of choosing to let go and released the person in my life. Then by the grace of God, I learned to befriend others again and try to stick to those who have been my real and great friends through the years. I know that there will be still people who can accept me for all my good and bad sides and speak to my life. Although I am still hopeful that one day, we will cross our paths again and regain our relationship, be reconciled and still be friends for keeps.
One time I was talking to a friend and we happened to discuss on what to do with a wart that’s bothersome. He said that he got two and had them operated. Salicylic acid was no longer an option. So I told him about my case that the wart I had at the sole of my feet, where you put your weight on, was getting bigger and really painful for quite sometime and I had to lean on my husband sometimes when we are walking when the pain was unbearable. When I asked him how much it cost he said about P15,000-20,000. Wow, that’s a lot of money for just a wart! So I asked God’s help and prayed hard that I can receive a divine healing. After our midyear prayer and fasting this July, my miracle came. As if my wart was never there. No more bump. No more pain. Thank you God for your healing grace. Now, I am wart-free and I can walk properly.
I had an unusual accident during our dragon boat regatta competition at the bay walk area in Roxas Boulevard yesterday. I was hit by a flying tarpaulin. Can you imagine, of all people who were walking along the road, I was the chosen one? It was so windy yesterday that the tarpaulin’s rope got loosened, went flying and hit my face. I knew something slapped my face and I did not know that I was already bleeding. Good thing there were some paramedics who attended my case right away and provided first aid. I was so glad I was able to row and our women’s crew got to the finals and won 3rd-runner up. When I was thinking about the accident, that flying object could have hit my eyes and lose my sight or broke my nose and yet I only got a small scar in between my eyes and nose and a puffy right side of my face. I was really thankful to God for His divine protection and healing. If you see me now, I look like a battered wife or lost boxing match. Still, grateful to God for protecting my eyes. I know I will have a scar that I am proud of. It will serve as a testimony of God’s protection.
When I was reminiscing about these challenging times and unusual moments that I faced, all I can say is that the ONLY THING I DID RIGHT WAS I CAME TO GOD. I never took Him out of the picture. I know He will never leave me nor forsake me. He is a promise-keeping God who is always on time and never delayed. I don’t ever want to lose my faith and my hope in Him. Even when there were times I know I was not faithful, He is there always for me. I just have to keep reminding myself that He who began something good in me will bring it completion. I just have to learn to be patient and keep on coming to Him to know Him and have the confidence that help is on my way. I LET HIM TAKE CONTROL AND ASK FOR WISDOM WHAT TO DO RIGHT AND BEST and WAIT FOR HIM TO SHOWCASE HIS GLORY OVER MY SITUATION. I never doubt that I will and I can experience the breakthroughs and miracles in my life to demonstrate His power and His faithfulness.
I learned to hold on to His words. It says in Jeremiah 17:14, “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”
I PRAISE GOD BECAUSE HE IS REAL. I am in faith that nothing will be impossible for Him. Provision, protection, healing, restoration, etc are just some of the manifestation of who He is. I know there will be more challenging times and bad days to come but I AM SURE THAT GOD WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME FROM THE DAY I WAS BORN UNTIL I DIE and VICTORY is sure to come over my situation. Keep the faith and let God do a miracle in your life. Hold on and pursue God.