Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Train of Woes

This post is based from my devotional book entitled coffee break devotions. I have read this book every night and it always gave me new insights about life as well as encouragements during difficult times. I have copied some of the words but have changed some to my own ideas.

Why is it that the bad things in life seems to gang up on us? It can be small annoyances like the alarm doesn't go off, the jeepney is too slow and you're late for work, your boss is not satisfied with your work. It can be major ones like dealing with serious diseases, financial problems or death. When a train of negative events arrives in our station, we often take it personally and we ask God, "why me?"

Hebrews 4:16 says, "Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

God allows these things to come our way and He assured us that when we are faced with difficult circumstances we can always come to Him. God may not get rid of our burdens immediately but I'm sure He will help us carry our load so we can finish the race. We don't need to waste our time and energy blaming others, blaming ourselves or blaming God. What we can do is to turn to Him and ask for peace of mind and strength to rise above.

"When the train of woes pulls into your station, climb aboard -- just be sure to talk to the Conductor."


tinay said...

kit, musta dun? the whole post is so inspiring, iguan ko sa quote sa bottom.


tijel said...

hello tin..ayos man ko a ;)
ri lng d gyapon hehe
kaw ya?d n kna?la nko kita cmu hw?
thanks sa pag visit sa blog ko..
stay happy lng permi a