Thursday, March 26, 2009
There will always be pain in our bodies, pain in our hearts, pain in our minds. In fact, pain is an integral part of our lives. It is how we react to pain that determines our standing with the Lord. If we blame Him for all the pains that we go through, then we miss the whole point. Pain is the instrument of God to make us closer to Him. If we cannot endure the temporary pain that we are experiencing right now, think of how much we can endure the pain of losing God and heaven for all eternity. Or think of how much we can endure the scorching flames of hell that will sear our very souls forevermore. Think about that! "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life." (Matthew 25: 46).
But God is so good and merciful. He will not give us any pain, any trial, nor any sorrow that we cannot overcome. Because together with the pain, trial or sorrow, He will give us His amazing grace (a tremendous spiritual force of comfort and deliverance) to overcome all these. As we emerge triumphant over the pains, trials or sorrows, then we become stronger, more patient and more compassionate towards those who are undergoing similar experiences in life. As we have been comforted by the Holy Spirit, so shall we become conduits of God's graces and blessings to those who are in distress. NOW YOU UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVE TO ENDURE YOUR PAIN. CHEER UP! THERE IS ALWAYS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. SMILE. GOD LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT!
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12: 9a)
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Just about two weeks ago, Francis Magalona better known as Franscis M- the master rapper of the Philippines died at quite a young age of 44. Just seven months after he was diagnosed to be suffering from malignant leukemia (cancer of the blood), he died after undergoing the best medical treatments. Just about a month ago, my elder sister died after a second stroke which reduced her to a state of coma and a vegetable condition. Over two months ago, my best friend died of cancer of the ovary. So many people are dying after they were diagnosed to have incurable or dreaded diseases. That is the bane on trusting too much on the miracles of modern medicines and the expertise of specialist doctors. Sick people accepted their fate from the hands of these experts and died in the process. On the other hand, people who do not have the money for treatment from the best doctors but surrendered their fate to God are still alive and some have recuperated from their so called incurable diseases. A dear Christian friend of mine who was scheduled for a major heart operation about three years ago is now very healthy and active in his ministry without the help of his operation. His wife who had lumps in her breast for a possible breast cancer is still alive and very healthy, both of them giving glory to the Lord by their wonderful testimonies. Another old Christian friend who had no money for the operation of his cancer of the prostate gland is now still very much alive after surrendering his fate to God. I should have been dead a long time ago if not for the grace of God. I could go on and on citing cases of Christian friends with dreaded and incurable diseases who left their fate to the tender mercy and grace of God and are still living well and healthy. I commiserate with those living in developed countries and for moneyed people who put their trust in modern medicines and doctors. They usually die after hearing the medical prognosis of their dreaded disease. But for the man of living faith, they live and die in the grace of God. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Fying, Living, Grace of God, Medicine, Incurable and Dreaded Diseases, Christian, Specialist Doctors, Trust in God, God is The Healer
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla