Be of Good Cheer

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The Lord has taught us to be of good cheer. When we are in our premortal life we shouted for joy because of the opportunity to progress to our second estate (Job 38:4, 8) We were aware that during mortality we would experience pain, sorrow, disappointment, afflictions, problems as well as joy and happiness. With all this knowledge we felt peace and security because we knew that our Heavenly Father would always be mindful of us and that He will always be there to help and comfort us.

Trials are part of the Lord’s plan for us

In life, we will have:

  • disappointments, trials, and problems
  • experience joy
  • Satan will tempt us – because he wants us to be miserable like him

The Lord wants us to succeed and be happy in our life. Eventhough we have so many challenges in our life and sometimes we feel down and miserable, remember always that there is someone who can help us rise above our blues and that is the Lord.

We can be of good cheer even in difficult times

In John 16:33 it says and I quote “These hings I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

In Matthew 14:27 it says and I quote “But straightway Jesus spake unto them saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

The Lord will always be there for us no matter what. He knows what we feel and what we want. He is there to strengthen us whenever we feel lonely and down. We are given trials to gain experience, to shape our character and to learn and progress in this life. Whenever we feel discourage, remember to count the blessings we receive each day and we will be surprised on what the Lord has done to us.

Remember that we shall find rest in the Lord and He will lift us at the last day if we will remain faithful and righteous unto the end.

 

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Footprints in the sand

I would like to share a very common yet inspirational story that we can apply to our daily lives specially now that the world is suffering in sickness, tribulation, chaos, economic crisis and calamities.

“Footprints in the sand”

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

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I really love this story because it inspires me more to get closer to God. Whenever we feel down and hurt always remember that there is someone who is willing to help us and that is GOD. God will never leave us. When we have problems or sufferings in our lives and we feel that there is no one there to help, remember that  God is there to carry us and give us a hand. He knows how to help us because he has suffered all the infirmities in this world. Let us continue to live our life well in the eyes of the Lord. Seek the Lord always and continue to be righteous, patient and faithful unto him for in the end we will be together w/ him in his kingdom.

Have a blessed lenten season to all!

A Single’s Journey

Are you single? Are you afraid that other people will tease you for being single?

Well, I am one of the singles around the world. It doesn’t matter if we don’t have any love life for now. Being single means we have more time for ourselves. Being single is challenging. This is the time to think about the things you really want to do in your life. Pursue your passion, live your dreams and love if you are inlove!

My friends always asked me if why at my age I still haven’t got a boyfriend. I always told them that I don’t want to have a boyfriend right now. Eventhough some guys already proposed their love to me, I just ignored them. There’s more important things in my life that I need to take care of. Boys are not currently on my priority list. Although others say that if you have a special someone you will be more inspired in your daily life..really? But there are other people who can be our inspiration right? like our own family, friends, church leaders, colleagues, teachers, mentors, and of most of all the Lord.

The Lord knows who we are. He knows our thoughts and actions. Let’s make the Lord our guide in our single journey in this life. We many not find the right person to love right now but time will come and the Lord will give you the right person for you to love. Always put God first in all your daily tasks. Do the right things that needs to be done. Being single means there’s so much to do and learn. Love life and learning! Enjoy life being a single. Once you have a partner in your life, you can no longer do the things you are doing when you’re still single. Choose the right path in your life. It doesn’t matter if you can’t get anyone yo date you! It’s no big deal. Being a single person means the Lord has a purpose for you. The Lord wants you to reach your full potentials and to live your life to the fullest.