Pains can be Good Gains PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:56

TODAY’S MANNA

BY Berlie G. Yap

In life, true always is the saying NO PAIN, NO GAIN. Such is an accepted fact by any ethnicity or civilization. But often, the necessary pains in the process are the unlikely ones, likewhen we are pressed to contemplate whether or not the same trial deservesus to be afflicted. For example, there was this husband, yesterday, who went to one of the police stations in the City, to complain his erring wife who ran-away with another man.

No question, the process which the man is going through right now is an obvious pain. But the right question: is the same pain included as the better foundation for his future? By mere assessment, it seems that it is not; albeit, his responses to his present trials shall definitely be determinative for his life ahead, especially if they have children, to whether become miserable or still a blessed one.

It will always be our present attitude which can determine our future life—either we remain to be victims or victors in life. St. Paul assureds us, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Rom. 8:28, KJV)

Admittedly, to live in daily pain is an injustice,but one can actually escape it, too. How? By surrendering it to the Lord and by later simply getting over it! With regards to the aggrieved husband, the most that he can do is to file charges against his erring wife, but the best is that he can give his life and dedicate everything for their children.

Basically, his life did not end by the desertion of his wife. It can be a tragic trial though, but sure he can just get over it, by the aid of the almighty God. Bitterness cannot help us to overcome whatever trial we face along. But it will instead complicate the situation more, and also change our character to later become a numbed one!

As they say, after we fall, it will be our immediate duty to rise up, shake the dust— probably heal our wounds, too, and most importantly, to continue the journey. Folks, do not throw your towel and give-up life, despite how worse the situation may be. Remember, you still have a better tomorrow before you. Similar to any storm, it can lambast or ruin a place, but sure such will also pass-away and shall be replaced soon with tranquility.

Adefeated life is a direct result to wrong attitudes. God created you and me as champions! The Lord assures that, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Cor. 10:1, ESV)

God wants us to face our storm squarely. You may close your eyes though, but never turn your back away! A new graduate teacher applied to one of the private schools in the City. On her interview, she was asked if what is her religion; the former did just politely reply that she is a born again Christian. Accordingly, the panel—who interviewed her, asked her further if she still has classmates, and if she has,she can tell them to apply also.

The young graduate did sincerely follow the latter’s request. Her classmates were then overjoyed, and did apply as well. Days later, her classmates were informed then to sign a contract to teach to such school, but not the young lady! Apparently, she had questions if why shewasn’t hired. Was it her religion?

Hurt to what had happened she confided her low feelings to an older sister intheLord. The latter advised to trust God. Maybe, the job was not for her and that the Father might have other better plans for her ahead. The young graduate sought a job because she wanted to help their family.

Then, unsuspectingly, a friend—who didn’t want to be known, sponsored the young graduate to take a Japanese crash course. The undertaking is pretty expensive but very necessary, would the young lady want to apply for work in Japan. The latter was happy to learn about the unexpected blessing.Her training will start anytime soon. Who knows that her break shall be in overseas and not here locally! What certain then is that God shall never leave nor forsake her.

The moral lesson is always our good attitude in every situation we face—positivity and gratitude are the foremost. God is in control, He does not allow wrong things to happen along our lives without a corresponding better plan ahead of us. Never loss a hope, fight the good fight of faith, until you reach your own good destiny. God bless you.