A DOSE OF FAITH
Richard G. Medoza, MPH, PHD
Pr. Richard Mendoza works at the Central Luzon Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. An educator and promoter of health, he complements his advocacies with spiritual and valuesoriented insights.
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(First of 2 parts)
Among the attributes of God aside from having unlimited power or omnipotent is that of being omniscient, or all-knowing. He knows everything!, the past the present and the future. The Bible says, “God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.” (1John 3:20)
“Great is our Lord and mighty in power. His understanding is infinite.” (Psalm 147:5) This is why we can entrust our lives to him because he knows our every situation. King Solomon advises us not to trust ourselves but to; “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
I wonder, if I imagined having a conversation with God that went like this post from my FB friend:
Me: God, can I ask you a question?
Me: Promise you won’t get mad
God: I promise
Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do you mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late
Me: My car took forever to start
Me: At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait
Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call
God: All right
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home, I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax. But it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of my angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that
Me (humbled): Oh
GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m sorry God
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust me. In all things, the good and the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don’t doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan.
Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today.
God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking after my children.
Are you having a bad day? Is your life not turning the way you wanted it to be? Are you tired of waiting for someone to come to your life and make your dreams come true? Be patient, there is time for everything and for everyone. Remember, everything happens for a reason. Trust God who knows what lies ahead. Pray to Him who answers yes, no, or wait to your supplications (depending on what He sees best). Wait for your turn, for God’s appointed time. Whatever happens, even amidst trials and sufferings, hold on to God. Move on with your life and never give up! God is just a prayer away and you can count on Him.
When you commit your life to God, everything will work for good, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”(Ephesians 2:10).“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”(Jeremiah 29:11)
June 2018 Health and Lifestyle