Monthly Archives: November 2012

Then Suddenly…

‎Expect for those “Then suddenly…” moments in the middle of those enjoying moments in your life because that’s one way of God’s testing your faith to the next level.. Just like what happened to me: My schedule and subjects are already prepared, only the down payment is what I was waiting for me to be enrolled for this sem. Then suddenly, my mom told me a while ago that I will not be able to go to school again this sem. But unlike what I was feeling in the past, there’s peace in my heart.

When those moments came, will you still worship God? Will you still honor Him?

One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said:

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.”

In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

– Job 1:13-22 (NIV)

Crying Out

It’s been a while since I took some “rest” from blogging. And I’ve realized, it’s been a long time already. So here I am, once again, signing-on.

When trials, anxieties, worries, brokenness, doubt, and other such things come, what are you doing? Succumbing yourself to these feeling? Having a “pity party,” saying “Why me?” Or completely ignoring these things and pretend that it don’t exists? But, hey! ARE YOU CRYING OUT TO GOD?

As trials bombarding me, I hold on to God’s Word. When I‘m doing my quiet time, this is a one startling revelation that I got from God. And what’s that? “CRY OUT!” I asked Him, “Lord, why this one?” And I heard His soft, still voice, saying to me, “How can I hear your cry if you’re not crying out to me? How can I go into your situation if you’re not telling it to me? Cry out, my son. Cry out!” And I realized, God is right. Because He said in His Word, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Joel 2:32)”

One thing that God wants to say is CRY OUT.

But what if when you keep on crying out, but no answer from Him? Does it mean He’s not listening to you? Does it mean He’s enjoying watching you suffer? Does it mean He don’t care about you and your situation? I don’t think so. Why? First, God’s silence doesn’t mean He’s not listening or He don’t care. In fact, He’s silent because all of those things you’ve experiencing is part of His grand design for you—preparing you for you to be what God wants for you. Do you think when He’s not answering means He doesn’t care about you? That’s a big lie. Do you think He’s not thinking about you when He chose to die shamefully on that cross two thousand years ago? You need to be submerged in a tub filled with ice-cold water for you to wake-up. Come on, now! He cares about you and your situation.

When those things come in our lives, you know what to do. CRY OUT! Still no answer? Keep on crying out! And wait for Him to answer you and wait for Him to be the center of those things.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

– 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

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