(Written article by Nelly Favis Villafuerte published in old newspaper that I had unintentionally read early this morning. Because last night I was crying and praying to God that He may give me the courage and strength to accept what will happen when October ends. I know God has a purpose and reason why I found this piece. I believed it was God's way of telling me that in His Mighty Hands I am always safe and He has a better plan for me because He's in control of everything.)
Many of us who choose to seek our own alternative when our faith in our Lord God dwindles - find out that after we have played out all our alternatives and options, we become more helpless. And during this crisis in our life, we come to realize that there is nothing more we can do except to trust our Almighty God. We come to realize and admit that there are beyond our scope and power to fix. We come to realized that in hopeless situations in our life, we can find comfort and peace of mind in the words of Psalm 46:10 that says: "Be still, and know that I am God xxx." Be still simply means to relax and to loosen our tension. Yes, let us just lift our problems up and let God be God. As the Holy Bible says: "The eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy." Let us not forget that small and big problems have one common successful solution. And that is simply to trust in God. We can never out plan, out talk, out solve, out think and out do our omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent God. Our human abilities are limited. God's capabilities are limitless, absolute, matchless and endless. Clearly capsulized in the words of the Holy Bible that "nothing is impossible with God."
If we spend time to inventory the miracles that happen in our lives - we will give praise to God. We will realize that our Lord God who loves us, who protects us, and who provides for us is there when we need Him - at the right time. Indeed, our life will definitely be less complicated if we just trust our Lord God in everything. And to realize too that God is also in control of everything. Unfortunately, the vision of many of us as to the role of our Lord God in our life is blurred. Many of us want to do things our own way ignoring God's promises and warnings in the Holy Bible. Forgetting that "the Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)
Let me share to you a story that illustrates God's protection for His people. This is a story from a book by Strand.
This story of the strange flagman illustrates clearly God's intervention in the lives of people to showcase His care, compassion and concern for us. A touch of His love. A touch of His providence. Hopefully, this story will increase our faith and trust in our Lord God. Faith is believing and not waivering at the promises of God. Faith is being fully convinced without any doubt that what God has promised in the Holy Bible He is able to perform. Let us remember that faith honors God and God honors faith.