Friday, October 10, 2008

Daily Digest #160

Give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! —Psalm 107:21

"Why me, Lord? Why!?!?" and "I'm such a failure/loser!!!" are very common phrases in our life's vocabulary. What we forget is that blessings are always more than our hardships. When we think that we are the unluckiest people alive, we actually ignore the fact that we are blessed with a family, or good friends, or a job, or a caring neighborhood, or even a good health. We forget that we are fortunate enough to be alive on this day, when many sick people on their hospital beds are still trying to hold on. We allow ourselves to be burdened with worries that we deny ourselves of God's love for us.

It is truly easy to say that God will only give us what we can bear. But it takes courage and faith to actually claim it. And as long as we keep focusing on our difficulties, the more likely we are to ignore the blessings around us.

For this, let us pray. May we pray for courage and strength, to hope and not give up. May we pray for wisdom, to guide our every decision. May we pray for faith, and be reminded of His faith for us. May our weakness become His strength. Pray always.



When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown

God loves you! be blessed...

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