I was part of Blogging 101, and we were encouraged to be part of events here in WordPress. As I am already part of one event In Other Words where in a quote will be published every week and you can write your interpretation of the quote in your blog, I still wanted to explore the other activities. That’s how I stumble upon Scripture Sabbath Challenge where in you will share a scripture that moved you. So I chose Isaiah 26:3.
I was born a Catholic, went to a Catholic School from Kinder until High School. I was taught the values of being a good Catholic and a true believer at an early age. I have always thought that I knew what there is to know about my Faith and Religion. But sometimes what you think you know is not really what it is.
In all my years of existence, I have never struggled as much as I have this past year. In 2015, I lost everything, or so I thought. That year I had to quit my job, lost people that I thought were my friends, bills are coming in like clock work every month, I had difficulty looking for a stable job that can support me and my family’s needs, I found a “friend”, or so I thought again until I found out she was not really there to help me but more of use me for her own benefit. I felt like I was persecuted and that it is the end of my world. And so I thought, what could be worse than what I am experiencing right now, right? Cum November, my sister was diagnosed with Lung CA Stage 4. That’s when I broke down. I haven’t felt that helpless ever, for I always thought that whatever it is that will come my way I would know what to do. Like if a curve ball is thrown at me I’d know how to swing. This time its different, I wasn’t able to swing. The ball hit me right on the face. But I tried to be calm about it, for everybody was already upset and I can’t afford to be one of them at this time. During that time I really had nothing but PHP50 in my wallet (this is equivalent to like $1, imagine that!) and my sister needed PHP 5,000.00 everyday. I was like so where in the world will I get that money without robbing anyone? I always pray, for my mom, siblings and their families. But that day I prayed the hardest. And I thank God for hearing me, for help was sent to me and my family that day. That’s when I can truly say that in everything that we have, we do or we need we just need to trust that He is there for us and that He never fails, NEVER.