Friday, June 25, 2010

Help, Lord (Ps12:1a)

...frustration of a husband with daily work & finances and can't offer any help;
...daughter's frustration with the love one's hypocritical lifestyle;
...friends with lung and breast cancer in remission, and are physically feeling very weak;
...a mother and daughter friend struggling with a relationship;
...worry about home loan situation; problems of family members;
...jobless family and friends;
...temptations of sin lurking around our lives;
...moments we want to just fret, whine and scream how unfair life is;
...times when we feel alone, lonely, empty and unnoticed; and bosses who are just impossible;
...and so on and so forth.

Psalm 61-:1-4 " Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. "
Isn't God just amazing! That even in the midst of life's chaos, He reminds us always that it is HE alone that we can go to and depend on. Though, some does not give us answers to our problems, HE gives us comfort instead. Despite our weakest, yet He remains and gives us the ounce of strength we need to go on., the hope to cling on to until the day of His return.

There is the reality of hell and the promise of heaven, and yes, another day to remain hopeful!

Revelation 22:12-13
"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me,
and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
"and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Matthew 28:20b
What a blessed assurance. Thank you, JESUS!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's been a long while. Simply because i'm no tech savvy and due to memory lapse, forgot my password and 2010 was just a busy year. I started a new job away from Pediatrics, and went to H-STAR Institute (Human Sciences Technology Advance Research). Well, I have to Praise God because despite the busyness, I still have a job. I serve 5 directors, and believe me, it's not quite fun, adding to it setting up seminars and workshops and all it's additions, I get my crazy days, very tired days, but over all, still good. God's word in 1Thess 5:18 "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" just makes me realize and appreciate whatever is in front of me, day in and day out. I love the area where I am at, it's by the oval, the center of the university. I love working here at Stanford because the environment is so wonderful. When I am too overwhelmed at work, I just step outside and walk around, sit inside the church and it gives me rest and some peace and quietness. Walking along Palm Drive gives me a glimpse of God's greatness, goodness and awesome work because it is just a wonderful sight to behold specially in the early morning when it is still empty and not busy. Being in the center of the campus, it gives me a sense of where God is, that He Himself is in the center and can simply keep an eye on me, no matter where I am. I can't help but be reminded His word in Psalm 5:3,"Listen to my voice in the morning Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to You and wait expectantly." That He is there, right in the center of my life and is hearing me, whenever I call unto Him. It gives me the strength to face the day..."Thank you Lord Jesus, for being the God of the universe, for hearing my tiny voice despite the vastness of your creation. For in You, I am special."