Pain has many faces. It can come from illnesses or heartaches that never seem to go away as well as all the tragedies that happens around us yet pain and suffering was never God’s plan. Satan is the mastermind of all the bad things that happens in our lives.
God created everything good including men and all the things that we need. He provided food, shelter and a living. He didn’t even created us to die but Satan made a trap that causes man to have sorrow, pain and death.
God loves man so much that he found a way to redeem him and pay the penatly of his sin. He chose a poor peasant life. He had times of hunger, loneliness, suffered prejudice and persecution. “He was tempted in all things just as we are, yet he did not sin” (Hebrews 4:15)
“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we could desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering. Like man from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infrimities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crashed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:2-5
Jesus lived in the same dust, blood, sweat, and tears as the rest of us. Not above us or way out there somwhere but at the same level as us. Best of all he did it perfectly inspite of betrayal, mocking, dissention and desertion of friends and persecution by his enemies.
God didn’t plan for us to suffer; but when suffering began, he not only plan for an escape but he came down in the middle of our suffering and took part in the same suffering. Where is God? Right here beside you with tears in his eyes saying, “Hang on a little longer, I know the world is hard now but take heart, I have overcome the world.”
He has never asked us to do something he haven’t already done. When your faith is tested and times are hard remember; He has suffered before you as one day you could say as John did in Revelation 21:1 “I saw a new heaven and a new earth… 4 He will wipe away every tears from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away”.
“From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance.” Psalm 50:2
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.” Proverbs 31:30
“How beautiful you are, my beloved, how beautiful.” Song of Songs 4:1
The most radiant beauty of all is spiritual beauty, that inner tranquility that comes from a meek and submissive spirit resting at the Savior’s feet. You don’t need material things like make up, clothed, or shoes to define how beautiful you are… Those things don’t last, but who you are as a person, your relationship with others… That lasts even after you die.
What kind of legacy are you doing to leave?
The truth is, I don’t have a lot of friends. And I’m okay with that. The number of people you know doesn’t reflect the person I am on the inside. It doesn’t make me ‘cooler’ if I had more, nor does it make me ‘lame’ for not having as much as anyone else. People encounter thousands maybe millions of individuals throughout their lifetimes. I don’t really have any expectations on anyone staying for long. People come and go. People drift, even your best of friends, it’s life. Just because I’m not as close with the people I once were before, doesn’t mean I don’t care for them. I have my life and they have theirs, I can accept that. There’s just not too many people I could turn to and genuinely feel like we are friends.
Nakakatuwa kahit yung iba sa mga close ko eh dedmahan na lang ang nagaganap pero yung iba naman na close ko dito parang walang nagbago..
Some of yall.. are extremely fortunate. There are many people in this world who wish they had what you have. Quit Complaining about your life and be thankful and appreciate your life for once. Other people out there are alone, no job, no bed to sleep in, ain’t eating, straight struggling, no family and dying to survive. Be thankful to God for what you have and that you are even breathing, alive and well.
So tell me: What are you most grateful for today?
Honestly, sometimes I get caught up with the world and forget that I have a God greater than my worries. Sometimes I always listen to the voice inside my head that always dictates me to listen to what others will think of me. Failure is something I am not used on experiencing. Failure has no space in my life yet I know that the God I serve has the capabilities of using this failure to give me an insight of something wonderful to be unfold right in front of me. I always tell myself that I am not scared of failures nor am I afraid if I hit the rock bottom and never again get back up to the race of this life because I do not live in accordance of this world. Yet, there are things that keeps me from believing that I am able which are those voices that l hear coming from people around me. Those comments that seems to be so loud that I don’t want to hear. Those stares that seems to mean something yet unspoken. But at the end of the day though I know that somewhere between the close door of my bedroom and four corners of the bible that someone is always proud of me which is Christ Jesus.