“When through life’s darkened maze I go, and troubles overwhelmed my soul
O grant me Lord, your grace to know, that You are surely in control. “-Dennis J. de Haan
Several years ago, the growing season had been unusually good in eastern Michigan. Farmers were elated and the thought of their potential profits. Then, just before the harvest, the rains came, and stayed.
Potatoes rotted in the ground; beans molded in thier pods. The entire harvest season remained wet. Anticipation of a record yield quickly faded. One discouraged farmer was quoted as saying, “Why? What have we done wrong?” -source: Our daily Bread
Similarly, our nation is in the same scenario. Chaos after chaos; typhoon after typhoon. Those places which were not lambasted by Ondoy was later attacked by Pepeng. Lahar too in Pampanga was awakened after a long hibernation. Threat of dengue, malaria, skin diseases and infections for those places still soaked in water and the unclear future of our countrymen who lost their homes, belongings and loved ones are so depressing.
Ever heard of a typhoon which bombarded the north and eventually stayed?
What have we done wrong?
Can we blame ourselves for very poor waste disposal? Too much politicking? Those squatters beside rivers and riverbanks? Irresponsible leaders of the land?
Sadly, we often blame God in situations like these.
Where was God last last Saturday? If He is a God, why did He let it to happen???
People have always asked why when faced with reversal and hardship. Their question is significant because it reflects the fact that nothing happens by chance.
Neither Satan nor man can go any further than is allowed by the Almighty.
God is in control.
My friend in Cagayan Valley sent me sms informing me that majority of his crops were damaged by Pepeng including his house and livestock. He is a preacher and his family is a devoted Christian too and while he prayed for God’s protection, his properties were not spared. At the end of his sms, he said, “…but I still thank the Lord because my family are still alive and kicking. God makes no mistakes.”
Obediently trust God in your circumstances -Even when you can’t understand what He’s doing.
WHEN WE PUT OUR CARES IN GOD’S HANDS, HE PUTS HIS PEACE IN OUR HEARTS- even if the storm is coming.
God be Praised!