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

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My Journey

My Journey

There are many things I want to talk about and many lessons I want to share from my individual experiences to being a wife down to being a mommy. It is indeed an enjoyable journey and I am organizing my thoughts on each item. So I came up with three blog sites.

On the Road – this is basically about my life’s journey and the people I meet on the road, the wisdom that they carry with them and the things that I discovered and realized. This is where I talk about how my relationship with God influence the way I see things. (January 2010)

I Am A Wife – this is where I talk about the joys and challenges of being a wife and how I love to be married to my husband. (May 2010 malouatienza.tumblr.com)

Mommyhood – this is my daily jaunt to motherhood and how I enjoy being everything to my son in his early stage of life. (March 2010 mommyhood.tumblr.com)

Join me as I continue my journey.

Respect

Respect

It is evident that God is really working on a particular area of my character whenever I have disagreements with my husband. Every time I would tell him an offending word, my heart will be convicted and I will realize that the enemy is really at work in putting me down.

It’s hard to humble myself at times when I know I’m standing on what I believe is right. But I realized that it’s not the issue of who’s right and who’s wrong. Besides who would tell us whether I am right and he is wrong? Now I believe that it’s an issue of discernment. If both of us were being attacked, we should both be quick to say sorry and ask for forgiveness. There is nothing sweeter than kissing and making up.

I believe that God wants me to be a respectful wife. If there are things that I don’t agree on, it’s not for me to fight my husband to the point of disrespecting him. I should know when to rest my case and turn it over to God and let Him do the rest.

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. – Ephesians 5:33