we always love those who hurt us most
“We need winds and tempests to exercise our faith, to tear off rotten boughs of self-dependence, and to root us more firmly in Christ.”
Always remember, when circumstances seem overwhelming, don’t look at what’s happening around you; look to God. He is the author and finisher of your faith. Choose to trust that He is the one who is ordering your steps. Find security in knowing that He is making your crooked places straight and your rough places smooth. Trust in Him and live in the blessing and everlasting life He has prepared for you!
This might be the most beautiful thing I’ve seen..
Sometimes having more does not mean we have it better..
We constantly worry bout the unnecessary while they’re elated when their basic needs are fulfilled
What to wear out? What to eat later? What does that person think of me? Why can’t I get better grades? Why am I so fat? I wish I was taller. I want to be prettier. I want to get rich…. The list goes on.
On the other hand, they don’t need fancy clothes or fast cars. They just need each other, and the will to survive for their loved ones. Not knowing what they’re missing out, they actually don’t have it that bad..
Random thought: It’s better to be in a poor country and being grateful for what you have than to be comparatively poor in a rich country and constantly thinking about what you lack.
“But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.” Luke 6:24-26
Obviously, I don’t hold much credibility when I’ve never actually been to a poor country before nor interacted with these kids.. But how often do we see such happy faces in our society today? Our minds are constantly filled with worrying about what we lack that we tend to forget to focus on what we have. I think it’s all these unnecessary distractions that make it easier to fall into temptation and drift away from God. In that case, we have to be stronger. Ask for the strength to fight against them.
At the end of the day, on your dying bed, it’s not how much money you’ve made and what you’ve achieved, but the people whose lives you’ve impacted and shared God’s love with.