Thursday, March 08, 2007

Thank You God

I have had my share of problems lately
Frustrations
Disappointments
Fears

During such times, I withdraw from the world...
I become invisible
I cocoon
I hibernate

Perhaps, this is the reason I intermittently disappear ... even from this blog.

During the last of such times, I was again "touched" by my Faith

God has put me through trial after trial in the past year. Most recently, my trusting nature has been abused by someone and has caused me an almost unbearable emotional burden. A few weeks into the problem, a long-ago song of Basil Valdez – “Lift Up Your Hands” – got stuck in my head. I searched music stores for days before I finally found a copy of the CD. Like a child who finally gets his dream gift , I rushed excitedly from the store and made a beeline for my car where I immediately played the song.

Just a few seconds into the song, my eyes started swelling, and I broke down in tears in the solitude of my car. God’s message and Basil’s voice had transformed my car into a chapel. I have never felt so connected to God as I did in those few minutes of humbled sadness...

The song had become an instrument of God’s grace.

And truly, I “lift up my hands” to the Lord ...
His will ... not mine

I find peace in that...
Strength
Faith
Hope
Salvation


And He said,
"Cast your burdens upon me,
Those who are heavily laden
Come to me all of you who are tired
Of carrying heavy loads
For the yoke I will give you is easy
And My burden is light
Come to Me and I will give you rest."

( song lyrics based on Matthew 11:28-30)


2 comments:

WeNG-RN said...

first of all, i admire you for taking so much time in posting interesting topics here in your blog... i really do enjoy exploring your page...

secondly, i praise GOD that you find strength in HIM... there's only one explanation on your wonderful experience with GOD - we belong to HIM... no matter how busy we are, there always comes a time that our Father will catch our attention, for us to realize our existence (so as not to get tired of our meaningful life)...you know sometimes i kind of think life without a problem is boring... :-) seriously, HE is in control of everything... HE knocks and you opened the door for HIM... keep your faith always... GOD speed...

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

weng-rn
Thank you for the encouraging words. I write from my heart as best I can - I share my experieneces as much as I can ...
Both my heart and my experiences have led me to Him... drawn from being a "secret" Christian to one who is proud enough to proclaim my faith in an instrument so public as a blog.
I am comforted that I have connected not just with readers but with brothers and sisters in Christ as well.
Thanks for dropping by.
I appreciate the comments