There are times in life where we feel we are all alone. That the only people we can turn to for help and support are ourselves. When have done something terribly wrong that we can’t undo, or fallen into something bad that we can’t get ourselves out of, or even need something desperately to change our lives forever.
It’s during these times at you should believe that there is someone bigger, and higher, and better out there looking out for you. Life has always let us down at some point or the other, and it’s difficult during these times to believe, because we always wonder why it is happening to us. But I always think that it could have been much worse than it already is. That helps a lot.
There are many times in my life where I’ve undergone rough patches, and thought that my world was going to come crashing down on me, however, I’m still alive, and I’ve passed it through. At times, I look back, and think how silly and small those situations were. I smile that I was strong enough to overcome them, and believe in that higher being.
Sure science explains evolution and how we came to be, it’s actually quite a convincing. But there are still so many questions that science has yet to answer, these questions even baffle researchers. This world and our existence is wonderful, intriguing and amazing, if you look closely enough you will see it too.
I can’t tell you why there are poor, or why there are people suffering all over the world, I don’t think anyone can. I have a few theories though. Maybe it’s to make us grateful? Or maybe it’s to instill in us some humanity? Or just maybe it’s to see how far we can go to help those around us with what we have?
As any religion or quote says, it is easy to have pray and believe during the bad times. But have you ever given thanks for the good times? I have read that He sends us trials for many reasons, and the reason which I find the most satisfying is the one where they say that He gives us trials to guide us back to Him and bring us back on the correct track, which is personally wonderful.
Those that believe through their heart and very being come across lesser calamities than those that don’t. They are more grateful, and God wants us to be grateful. Truly, what reason do we not have to be grateful? We may not always get what we want, but we always have what we need. For that, it is enough to be thankful.
Some of us only pray at times of need, and at least it is something, and there is always two outcomes of this result. We get what we are praying for, materialistic or otherwise, and when we do get it, do we thank God for it, or just forget? Or we don’t get it, no matter how hard we are praying, and we start to lose faith, but we never stop to think that maybe God knows better?
Anyway, I am not here to lecture you about believing. That is entirely up to you. I’m just here to share my side of the story. I wouldn’t say that I’m a great follower, but I try. There have been times that I too have thought that God wasn’t on my side, but there have also been times where I have believed enough to see more, to see what it’s truly meant to be. And I’m pleased that I saw.
God is mysterious. God is forgiving. He always gives us chances and small reminders that he is there and for us to come back to Him. He hasn’t forgotten about you, even if you have forgotten about Him. God is loving, and is equally loving. I doubt any of us really want to go to a bad place when we leave this world, so why don’t we sow our deeds now? Is it really that hard?
When I say that God is always there for us, and you are still wondering how, I will tell you. He is there in the wisdom your parents or friends give you. He’s in the comfort that you find when you see something beautiful. He’s even there in the stranger that saved your life, or guided you when you were on the wrong path. He’s that angel at the time that you most need one.
He takes different shapes, and comes into your life silently. And for everything He does, all He asks for is thanks and remembrance. He comes in good, and He comes in bad. So, for every good thing that has happened in your life, be thankful. And for every bad thing that has happened, be equally thankful, because God thinks you are worthy, and wants you closer to Him.
Believing isn’t only for the old. Prayer is for all ages, and so is faith. It doesn’t hurt to say a quick thanks for waking up every morning, nor does it before a meal. Neither does it take long to pray for a safe journey every time you leave home, or be thankful that you got back safe. God doesn’t want every minute of your time. He just wants a little, for which He will give you a lot.