“Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” -John Wayne
After a long 6 days, I’m glad to be back again in blogging.
I must admit that those past days were probably tough times in terms of finances and so many other things.
Like the Prophet Job in the Old Testament as he was tested beyond his limits, I’m experiencing those things right now -as I celebrated my birthday this month, April.
Let me admit with great humility that:
-I’m now a jobless man.
-My businesses collapsed.
-I’m single guy again after being attached to someone for so many years.
Mentally and financially, I’m drained. Someone said that I’m in a hopeless situation.
This is also the reason why I was not able to join the TNF 100 although I already registered and trained to subdue that trail run. It was so pathetic that I cannot join and conquer Baguio City. How could you run if you’re so depleted financially and mentally? First time that I DNS. (Did Not Start)
Well, this is life.
F.B. Meyer wrote, “If God promised His servants an unbroken run of prosperity, there would be many counterfeit Christians. Don’t be surprised at famine…it is permitted to root you deeper just as the whirlwind makes the tree grapple roots into soil.”
I’m praying for a breakthrough, an opportunity again to re-establish my career and hoping for better days to come.
I know I’m in the furnace right now, being tested and tried, oh -that this thing will come to pass quickly.
Let me end with this short poem by Martha Snell…I’m touched by it. Hoping this too will become a blessing to those who are in the same situations like me. Here it goes:
One by one God took them from me, all the things I valued most
Till I was empty handed , every glittering toy was lost.
And I walked earth’s highways, grieving in my rags and poverty
Until I heard His voice inviting, “Lift those empty hands to me.”
And I turned my hands towards heaven, and He filled them with a store
Of His own transcendant riches, Till they could contain no more.
And at last I comprehended, with my stupid mind and dull
That God could not pour His riches, into hands already full.
Remember this quotation from John McEnroe, “I think it’s the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.”
Wishing to see you again at the races when my turmoil is over.
Still, to God be the glory!