Psalm 34:19, 20
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
These verses have always been true in my life and I’m sure that all who love the Lord can say Amen.
It has been a long time since I blogged. I’ve been so busy with day-to-day life that I don’t take the time to sit online for long. But today, I really thought that I should contribute whatever I can to keep my blog alive. I did give some thought as to what I should write about and only one thing kept coming to my mind, and that was how wonderful and kind the Lord has been to me over the last few months.
In this world we have troubles and tribulations. Jesus never said we’d have a cake walk if we trusted Him. But, when we trust Jesus, we can always see the hand of God work in every situation we come across and His grace help us cross each hurdle.
As humans, it’s very difficult to stay cheerful all the time. There are times when we lose focus and start to look at our burdens and cares as huge, immovable mountains. But, Jesus is so good, that He remembers our human frame and helps us anyway.
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
Recently, one of my aunts passed away. Though I wasn’t very attached to her, I still felt a very big void engulf my heart, knowing that I won’t be seeing her again. I sat and thought about what a great teacher she was during her lifetime. She was so good at art and craft work and she was well know at her school for that very reason. Yet, in her final days, she was forsaken. She was lost, lonely, unhappy and the very people she had counted on turned out to be selfish. So, she left us all of a sudden.
All of us come to a point in life, where we realize that we came alone into this world and we must leave alone as well. Only Jesus remains a faithful friend till the end. The Bible puts it so clearly, saying not to confide or hope in men. But, I’ve learnt all these lessons the hard way.
It is a fact that no one has helped me in life as much as God has. Every step, every breath, every moment is a testimony of His love for me. I don’t know why He chose me, I don’t know if I deserve whatever He has blessed me with, but I know He’s there and He’s watching over me.
Sometimes I’m amazed at my mom’s faith. She trusts God 200%. No matter what storms come our way, she’s the still one. I wish to get to that level soon.
Often our worries are for tomorrow and for what the next minute holds. But tomorrow has its own grace from God and nothing ever goes according to our plan, but His. And then when tomorrow becomes yesterday, we can only see how good God has been and how faithfully he has led us all along the way.
Last week, I was travelling with my aunt. I wore a pair of ear rings that I had got from Dubai. They weren’t expensive, but I liked them a lot. As we were getting ready to get off the bus I noticed that both my ear rings were missing and had fallen off. I found one, but I searched everywhere for the other one and I couldn’t find it. My aunty also looked around but couldn’t spot it. I sat there and said a small prayer, thinking that God’s not going to be bothered about this. After a while I saw something shiny under the opposite seat and there it was, my missing ear ring. That’s when I realized God’s bothered about everything, even the tiny details.
As each day passes, somehow, I’m just drifting away from this world into a closeness with God. How I got here, I don’t even have a clue! But when God has a grip on someone, I guess he never lets go. Now, this world is just a meaningless nothing, compared to what Jesus means to me.
Some moments seem darker than ever and it feels like it’s the end. However, it’s just that with our human eyes we don’t see the mighty hand that holds our life and protects us from every harm.
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
In my life, I’ve seen that God’s love has never changed. People have changed, promises have changed, situations have changed, times have changed, the entire world has changed but Jesus has remained true, loving and faithful. This is an experience. One simply cannot understand it through words. It needs to be experienced from within.
You can only realize how precious Jesus is when you realize how empty the entire world around you is, when you have a void that nothing on this earth could fill. Some boast about their education, their wealth, their status, their might, their power, their goals, their ambitions, their abilities, their achievements; but these are all nothing, for if tonight, the Lord were to ask for their soul, they go back empty-handed.
I came across this beautiful verse a couple of days back and I had to say Amen to it.
I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
Whatever I am, my health, my strength, my happiness, my hope, my education, my position, I owe it all to Him. Because I know that I am nowhere without Him. I couldn’t do a single thing without Him. If it weren’t for His patience and love, I should have long perished.
May the name of Jesus Christ alone be glorified, now and forever! His love remains the same forevermore and He’s the best help you can ever have in your time of need.
For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.