A friend of my brother was diagnosed with lung cancer. He was found to be in his terminal stage so the doctors given up hope in a matter of few days of treatment. He was a father of 2 beautiful little children. He had recently come to know the true and living God. His friends and families had been praying earnestly to God to work wonders in his life. Everyone put their faith in God for his wellness for the sake of his young children.
In 2 weeks time, the doctors advised him for a review. Even after repeated chemotherapy, the docs found that his blood cells count were within the normal range. Normally the blood cells count drop after repeated chemotherapy. Doctors were also surprised to see that his air circulation in his lungs was good and it had significantly improved in a matter a few days. His number of cycles of chemo were reduced and his breathing had almost come to normal.
God is mighty and awesome. He works in ways we cannot see. He is firm in his purpose. Our God is a healer.
I met a lovely mom who took pride in not having worked hard all her life. Hers was a life of a princess. Adorned, adored and led a rich sensual life. She was a happy young lady in her 20s back then. She would have all that she wanted in a matter of few minutes. Her self-indulgent nature knew no limits. Day and night, she splurged to treat and give herself full happiness. Days went on and on. One day she realised she had lost something that she treasured. Her son had fallen terribly ill and waiting to die. She thought to herself her chance of enjoying tomorrow is all gone.
She roamed on the streets. She
tried to believe her real-life situation. Again, taking the same road going
back and forth. A church close by, caught her attention. She peeked in but saw
no one. These bold words of life were written on the wall and still speaks
today “With God, all these are possible”.
No one could give her such hope and courage. She suddenly felt a surge of faith in her heart that a certain God is there and nothing is impossible with him. She believed that this God will help her and heal her son completely. Her son had been lying sick with no food for 7 days. She went home to see her son with hope from these words although there was no money to buy medicine. To her surprise, her son got up from his bed of suffering and asked for a cup of milk. Indeed, that great God had cured him of his sickness as soon as the mother put her faith in God and Lord Jesus Christ. Mom’s faith in God made her son well.
A beautiful young woman in her late 40s came home from work, thinking to herself “What a long day, it’s been! As she was nearing home, she found her front door had been broken in and entered by some stranger. Trembling from head to toe, she was wondering whether it was safe to enter her own home. Despite her fears, her eyes looked around to her safe keep and wondered if everything were safe.
Her furniture had been broken. It appeared as if someone had rummaged her whole house, and tried their wit’s end to access her safe keep. Her dark and gloomy house with all bits and pieces of her things scattered everywhere said a lot about the strangers and their needs. She was the only person living in her house. She had no companion with her. She was desperate for help.
In a panicky scene right before her, her heart was melting away with sorrow and her fears giving way to weird imaginations. She turned around to the wall and prayed to God quietly mumbling in her heart, “Please Lord, remember me and my prayers and vows to you”. She continued her search for her trinket box where she kept her valuables. To her surprise, she found it. That small area of her house was untouched and undisturbed by the stranger. Although the whole house was a mess, she gladly put forth her statement to her neighbours that her trinket box with all her valuables were indeed safe.
This was the Lord’s doing. It is still marvellous in our eyes. She is indeed a happy woman enjoying the love of God and the riches of His grace.
A beautiful lady in her mid-40s
had not heard a thing in the world since birth. She led a quiet, calm life of
contentment with one important thing missing in her life. With her good looks,
no one could miss her presence. She only stayed at home with her family and
kept her world of loneliness to herself.
One day she was invited to a
prayer meeting organised by a gifted God-fearing woman. She came and sat down
on the front row knowing that it was a long talk and only the crowd would
benefit from it. In a matter of few minutes, her ears were opened. She started
to hear what the speaker was saying. She started smiling with excitement as it
was the first time ever, she was hearing since birth.
She stood as a witness that only
the word of God spoken through the speaker opened her ears. No doctor could
help her but God Almighty helped her by His words. He sent his words and healed
her forever. His words worked like medicine, like a surgeon who works on the
inside of the body. Our God is an awesome God.
She and her family went home with
great joy and celebrated God’s goodness displayed on her health. Her
countenance changed to a glad and cheerful person. Her gratefulness to God has
touched many people living in her hometown.
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not
be disgraced. Isaiah 50:7 (from Holy Bible)
A rebel from birth, often mistaken, innocent but blamed was the life of a beautiful woman who is now in her early 60s. She was orphaned in her late teens. Her life had been a drama packed with so much of musing. Her courage was eaten up by her weak conscience. Her story of life continued with a sigh and constant allergic reactions whenever her stress hit her hard. Battling with her struggles day and night physically and emotionally, she had completely lost her focus of her real self.
Constant ramblings and tears didn’t ease her pain. She tried to gain favour and affection for a friendship with a close knit female contemporary. It didn’t work out too. It actually got worse. Her temper and worry didn’t add anything to her life. “All the King’s horses and all the King’s men could not put Humpty together again” was the exact scenario of her life. No one could help her. She had not felt the grace and power that was needed to live an enchanted life. Everything was a mess. Toil followed mess, followed by worries and anger, followed by lack of courage and tasteless life. Such was the life of this woman. Not feel like living was the only instinct.
There was one thing her heart was longing for and that was her only asset. Her desire turned towards her asset. She knew her asset was living, true, genuine and never lie. She would sleep in peace because her asset is truly trustworthy and full of love. She believed that it will embrace her and save her out of all her troubles. Her hope started to spring up like a new shoot full of life eagerly desiring for more light to shine on her. Her sorrow and sighing were going away day by day. She felt a huge weight lifted off her shoulders. Just as the dew drops refresh the plant, so her life was refreshed, restored and comforted by God’s rich mercy.
Her asset was and still is the word of God, the Bible. It is the voice of God that changed the realities of her life. She is grateful to him who took her from strength to strength.
On a very tired and unhappy day, I hit the bed early trying to fall asleep. Tears pouring like rain, wetting my pillow. Series of memories and thoughts flashing before me like a heavy train on a broken bridge. Dreams crashing one after another. Only leading to endless grief crushing my spirit. Then, unknowingly I had fallen asleep in the middle of the night.
I had a strange dream. A close family member came to me and said, ” Take everything out”. Before I even realised what he meant, I suddenly felt nauseous. I started vomiting and would not stop. I became very tired. He replied that I will be alright very soon. As I was trying to understand what was happening, I turned back and I saw that everything I had taken out, stood as a huge mountain of rubbish. I was extremely shocked to see the size of it. The top of that mountain touched the ceiling.
The next morning I got up and realised it was a dream. I was thinking and recollecting what had happened last night and what the dream meant. To my surprise, the events and thoughts that made me sick and troubled lost its strength. Suddenly, it felt like a story that had no worries of life. It didn’t seem to me like a pitiable story anymore.
Everything was over. My sorrow was gone in a flash. Endless ruin coming from misunderstanding, disappointments, regrets and losses were all over.
Did I do something for my good? No. I didn’t step out to do me a favor. Nothing could possibly take out my anger, resentment, frustration, grief and sorrow that messed a decade.
It was God who stepped in to help me out of my problems and mend my broken heart. Even today as I pen down, I cannot feel a pain or anger even if I recollect my past experiences. I’m completely free. I praise Almighty God for he took away my burdens, erased my pain and sorrow and healed my broken heart. His love endures forever.
Courteous readers, if you need prayers, send your name and your request. I will pray for you. Our gracious heavenly father will listen to our prayers. Grace and Peace to you ! !
It was in the festive month of the year, December 2017. We barely had enough to spend for Christmas. I just wondered about Christmas and our tight budget to meet our expenses so decided to keep quiet. I couldn’t imagine Christmas without lights, festive delights and mouth-watering treats, Christmas decorations outside and inside the house. New clothes, fresh look is something that cannot be compromised. It was just this year that we felt lack and quickly said to ourselves about new and best things that are yet to happen. Little kids were quiet and looking around, watching everything that were happening before them. Kids didn’t speak anything about it. We didn’t think further about it.
Just then 2 weeks before
Christmas, my mother-in-law received appreciation for her hard work in her
workplace. She was also told to pick anything she liked. She knew what kids
would love. She chose a beautiful Christmas tree and many pricey sparkly
Christmas baubles from Myer. She also came home with many festive delights and snacks
for the entire summer holidays. Lots to eat, lots to share, lots to give away… Oh
the gladness and laughter in the house grew more and more as we wrapped each
and every good thing that came to us that day. I was thinking and saying to
myself that God knew everything I needed.
Then there was a knock on the door. My neighbor carried a huge meat carton and said, “Since you have done gardening this entire year, I have brought you a present to appreciate you for all that you have done.” I was so overjoyed. I opened it and found finely cut beef and lamb around 6 kilos from Tarra Valley. I couldn’t believe it. I loaded my freezer with all the goodies and kept thanking God for sending me more than enough food for my family for Christmas.
As we thought of Christmas day, we were wondering about what new clothes to wear as is the family custom to wear new and bright clothing on a festive day. We browsed through and surprisingly we found that we already have new clothes sitting on our shelves for quite some time. They were made of fine silk with beautiful patterns and vibrant colours. I thank my loving heavenly father who so graciously have provided for the needs of my family in every way for Christmas.
Courteous readers, if you need
prayers, send your name and your request. I will pray for you. Our gracious
heavenly father will listen to our prayers. Grace and Peace to you !!
On a vacation trip to Nowra located at the South Coast of New South Wales, our family and I went on a shopping spree. I went to a shop looking to buy something pretty. Yes, I found a beautiful pink dress made of satin and lace. I tried it on, it was too big for me. I was looking for my size, but I couldn’t get one. The shop assistant said that was all they have. I came home and eventually forgot about it. In a matter of a few days, my mother in law gifted me something and said this is something I would love. I opened it with excitement and found the same pink beautiful dress with lace and satin that perfectly fitted me. I was so glad that God knew my heart’s desires. He gave me the desires of my heart. It was indeed a surprise gift from God.