Friday, February 5, 2010

Trusting God

Will you keep on trusting God even if you are already on the verge of death and your body is wracked with pains and your prayer for divine healing is left unanswered? Will you keep on trusting God even if the one thing your heart desires which you have cried out to the Lord for so long a time have not yet been granted? Will you keep on trusting God even if you feel that He is nowhere to be found in the lowest and darkest moments of your life? Will you? As we go on to the next higher step on our ascent to God's throne of grace, we sometimes have to undergo what mystic Christians call the dark night of the soul. It is the same situation experienced by our Lord and savior Jesus Christ while He was hanging and dying on the cross. The Father turned His face away from Him and He experienced the extreme loneliness of being alone and abandoned by His Father that was why He cried out, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (Mark 15: 34b) This may well be the same cry uttered by all those who have experienced the dark night of the soul when they feel that God had abandoned them. But did God really abandon them? No, because He promised, "never will I leave you nor forsake you." And God is a true and faithful God and He never lies. Even if everything that is happening in our lives are contrary to God's promises, we must still hold on to them and continue to trust God, for after the apparent death of the soul comes the glorious resurrection of the glorified body. After the character God wants us to attain and the lessons God wants us to learn have been firmly established, we will experience the resurrection of our renewed self, strong and more resilient and more compassionate for the service of glorifying God in our lives. ALL WHO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.

This post is dedicated to my blogging friends - Shiela (Bluebirdy) of Life- 4 Hours At A Time, sis Pia Go Olano of Pia's Journal and Amrita of Yesu Garden . Their continuous faith and trust in God in the midst of so many negative events in their lives serve as a dazzling light in the firmament of darkness in the world where they continue to give glory to God in the blogging world. God bless you more my dearest friends.

Addendum: Due to the comment of my good friend Bambie dear regarding a bit of crisis in her life, I am including here the video of Don Moen entitled God Will Make A Way with the reassurance to her that I will pray for the resolution of her bit of crisis. I humbly ask my dear readers to also pray for her intention. Thank you all. God bless us all.

God Will Make A Way - Don Moen

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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


teJan said...

I have been in my darkest life, I've been in these feelings where it feels like God was nowhere to find. But the only thing that kept me trhough is trusting God!

"If you can't trust his hands, trust HIS heart!"


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi teJan ,
Actually, I made this post to give solace to countless Christians suffering and awaiting God's divine promise of deliverance. We can never fathom God's will. What you quoted is all so true and is a very profound saying. If you can't trust His hands, trust His heart. It's because we can't see His hands but we must trust Him that His hands is moving towards our own deliverance. Thanks for your visit and profound comments. God bless you all always.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

i believe in God..ganda ng google mo ba iyan kinuha na picture..o pina scan mo..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Thanks for your comments. Sa Google ko lang iyan kinukuha. Halos wala namang original sa internet. Yung mga copyrighted eh me tatak ang pix nila. Salamat ulit sa dalaw. God bless you always.

Bluebirdy said...

Wow Mel, so very deep. So very few people will understand it fully except those who have been in the position that you describe, and even though you honor Pia and Amrita and I, you could not have written that unless you had experienced it yourself, and had your own faith tested, and you have obviously passed the test with your faith intact. Whatever you are praising in other struggling followers, you have in yourself. People write best about what they know, and you "know" about faith in trial. Thanks for being you and sharing your faith and encouragement.
Bless you

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shiela,
We are all comrades in sufferings and trials but all of us will overcome all our trials. I feel that the children of God are undergoing fierce trials and sufferings all over the world as the enemy is making a last ditch effort to waylay those who are in the path of God's glorious plans. We are called upon to stand in the gap between heaven and earth so that the mighty angels of God can summon all the spiritual strength and power for the final victory of God's mighty angelic host. But in the meantime we have to endure the suffering of the dark night of the soul. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

Mama Ko said...

I love the poem Sir Mel. Thanks for the post and sharing beautiful and inspiring post everyday.

Pia said...

thank you bro. i agree with sheila. you couldn't have written this if you didn't understand the waiting , the suffering, the "abandonment" yourself. i believe that God knows and He sees. He is just waiting for His perfect time to come to make our requests, our petitions come to pass. we are victorious in Christ.

thank you for this, bro.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Thanks for appreciating the post. Thanks also for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
Yes, we are all comrades in suffering as I said to Shiela. We must be faithful to God no matter what the situation maybe. The inspiration came from your and Shiela's plights. I hope and pray that you will get your heart's desire in God's time. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you always.

Amrita said...

Thank you so much Mel.

I really your post inspiring and edifying. God has given you a gift of encouragement.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
We all have our own particular roles in serving the Lord but in everything each one of us gives glory to our God by what we do. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

I trust in God and will be forever trusting him no matter what. We're actually in a little bit crisis right now pero I dont lost hope. Sabi mo nga, there's always light at the end of every dark tunnel. Thanks always for posting inspirational posts. Nakakagaan talaga ng loob =)

Tey said...

I feel bad when I questions him in my head when things happen against on what I have expected to happen. Then it makes cry that after sometime, I will realized why it didn't happen at the time I am expecting it to happen. God is always there to give us something at the right time. We just have to put our trust in him
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie dear,
I'm sorry to hear that you are in a bit of crisis right now. Whatever it is, I will pray for you and your loved ones. If you want to entrust your problem to me, you can email me at so that I can specifically target my prayers to your particular problem. Just remember the song, "God will make a way, where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me." Our God is bigger than all the problems in the world and He is so glad when we cast our anxieties to Him because He cares for all of us. Nothing is impossible with God to those who truly believe in Him. I will pray for you my friend. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Well said my friend. God's timing is perfect and He will answer our prayers in His own perfect time and in His own perfect ways. May we learn to trust Him always. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

Thanks kuya mel =) Thanks for your concern. Nakakatouch naman po kayo. Just knowing you are there, makes me feel good. Ok lang po kami and we're trying our best. Thanks I'll mail you na lang po in case I need a inspirational advice =)

Dhemz said...

I completely agree with everybody kuyaMel..this is indeed a very inspiring post...

ano man ang naging crisis ni friend bambie ngayon...hope God will give her more courage and strength....

thanks ulit for sharing this post....:) glad to be here again!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie,
You're welcome. I'm here to serve as many people as I can through prayers and counseling and by writing articles that are inspiring and stimulating. I will still pray for you. Mag email ka lang kung me prayer request ka o me kabigatang gustong ihinga. As of now, my prayers are concentrated to Shy dahil siya yung palaging me kabigatan sa buhay. Kaibigan ko kayong lahat at masaya ako kung okay kayong lahat. Thanks for your visit again and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Na miss kita nang husto. Ang tagal mo ring nawala. I hope naka recover na kayo sa long trip nyo from the Phils at wala na kayong jet lag. Kumusta na ang buhay buhay? Nagaaral ka na naman ba? Natuwa naman ako dun sa video ni Akesha na sumasayaw sa Nobody. Sobrang nag hit sa Pinas ang kantang iyon at lahat yata nang tao eh sinasayaw yung dance step nuon. Nag enjoy siguro nang husto si Akesha sa bakasyon ninyo sa Pinas ano? Balitaan mo naman kami nang happenings nyo duon. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

ganun ba..akala ko hindi sa google..ako din ang mga pic na nasa blog ko ang iba ay sa google ko lang din kinuha..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Napakalawak nang sakop nang Google. Maski na ano ang kailangan mo ay naisusupply nila ang sagot. Medyo galugarin mo pa ang scope nang services nila. Kaya lang merong batas tungkol sa copyright maski na nang original pictures. Ang problema pina publish din nang Google kaya hindi maiwasan ang hiraman nang litrato. Salamat uli sa dalaw. Pagpalain ka nang Diyos.

editor said...

Nice article,jesus is the way the truth an the life.There are many people in the world who are still working in darkness but God can bring them out of it.I love your article,keep up the good work.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Editor,
Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. I really appreciate that. We pray that more people will see the light and get out of darkness. God bless you always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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