Can’t You Ask God Why Bad Things Happen?

Can’t You Ask God Why Bad Things Happen?

Do you remember the story of “Sarah the Little Princess“? Camille Prats portrayed the role of Sarah in Filipino version back in 1995 when she was only 10.

It only seems like yesterday but Camille is no longer that little girl anymore. She got married in civil-ceremonies in 2008, had her child, and re-married in church only last year. They are a young couple, almost my age. The future looks so bright for them, full of dreams like any married couple.

But indeed, life is short.

This Monday, I learned that Camille’s husband passed away who was diagnosed with stage four cancer just three months after their church wedding. I don’t know Camille Prats personally neither her husband or anyone related to them but I was just as shocked to know that someone’s dreams can end just like that, especially at an early age.

This reminds me of people who tell others in grieving situations this, “You never ask God when things like this happen because it’s really beyond our own understanding.” A pretty harmless advice right? But that’s not right. In fact, you can ask God anything and everything because He can comfort you and give you what you need in alignment to His perfect will for your life. God wants us to go to Him and pour out our hearts when we are overwhelmed with the events in our lives.

Remember, sicknesses are not of God’s. In the same way, bad things happening in our lives are not of God’s. They are tests from the enemies, which God can turn into opportunities. He allows us be tested so we can experience His greatness and His presence in our lives. Nobody could comfort us like God could. Nobody can ever show us the light at the end of the tunnel without trusting God.

After all, life is not about us but about Him.

I feel for Camille and for the rest of the people who are going through the same crisis in life. My prayers are with them and my hopes are for them to experience God’s healing and comfort. And be able to enjoy a relationship with Him.

2 Corinthians 12:9  – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me

My World Suddenly Tasted So Bland

My World Suddenly Tasted So Bland

My September didn’t quite start right coz I was sick the first Monday of the month. There was something in my throat that’s making me uncomfortable coupled with fever. Kris had to bring me to the hospital so we wouldn’t speculate on what it is. My CBC (blood) test said it was only systemic viral illness and I only need to rest and take Paracetamol. So that sounded very easy, right. But since we don’t have house help, Kris had to take two days leave to take care of me and attend to Isaiah’s needs.

Now we feel how hard it is not to have help in the house.

One thing led to another. That viral illness led to cough and colds. My mom-in-law was so thoughtful to check on me and send me vitamins and other supplements. She wanted to make sure I’d be up and about because we’re set to travel the following month. The thing was, I lost my sense of smell and taste for a week after that and it was the first time it happened. I was worried and frustrated that I can’t enjoy food and was not able to cook. The world suddenly tasted so bland. Until we went to my mom-in-law’s brother who is an Ears-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist.

It was dreadful. But I knew that I have to face it once and for all – nasal suction. It was a painful procedure but it was a real relief. The next day after that, I had my senses back. Though this morning, when I woke up, I kind’a lost it again but it came back after I blew my nose. Dr. Caparas told me to go back after a week if I’m still feeling the same. But you know, it’s something I’m really not looking forward to. It upsets me that my senses aren’t stable yet. The good thing is, I learned to prioritize what I needed to do. Funny was when I remember Isaiah saying that the bug shield lotion I was putting on him smells so good. So I made sure I smelled that when I’m able. 😀

Writing this whole thing makes me realized how helpless I was this September. But one thing it really taught me is that I have to take care of my health and never take it for granted. Plus of course, I was thankful that God made us able to smell and taste. Otherwise, everything else will be so dull and it was really stodgy.

How great God is for giving us senses? How great is He that He wanted us to experience all His goodness. Thank you Lord that little things teach us big lessons in life.