It is 1: 16 A.M in Jakarta and I could not sleep. There are just a lot of things racing in my head.
For me, I feel that my life has been pretty hard lately. It really makes me upset and depressed. It also bring me down, discouraged and lost hope. I am just unhappy with whole situation.
While I was reflecting my current life situation, somehow I remember Laura Story’s song “Blessing“. She said “What if trials of this life, the rain, the storms, the hardest nights are your mercies in disguise” As I reflected it, I realize that I am blessed and my life is not as hard as I think it is.
Despite the fact things did not go quite as planned and hoped, I know that I still have everything that I need and I want. God still provides my needs. There are many more people out there who have harder life than I am. And once again, I realize how blessed I am.
I think it is quite normal to feel disappointed and upset when things go wrong. But I just always try to keep reminding myself that God loves me and will never leave me alone. I know that and I believe that.
In the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, apostle Paul said that “No temptation has overtaken you except such is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
And in today’s devotional reading from Our Daily Bread, Randy Kilgore wrote that all we need is faith and vision-the ability to see that God wants us to be His instruments and that He will supply what we need.
Over and over again, we are always reminded that God loves us, God will never leave us alone and God will never test us beyond what we are able to because God is faithful.
I just believe that everything happens for a reason. It is God’s mercies in disguise, which sometimes I don’t understand. Hence I must stop complaining and try my best to get everything in a right place. Eventually, all things will fall into the right place.
Have a great weekend readers!