Thursday, July 23, 2009

God knows...

God knows when someone was cold-sweating in the night.
God knows when someone was shivering through the night.
God knows when someone's stomach makes him feel like throwing out.
God knows that someone was praying in pain through the wee hours in the night. God knows.

Many must have tried to find out what St. Paul was thinking when he said, "...for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (2 Cor 12.10) Perhaps many of us aspire to be like him. Perhaps St. Paul wasn't thinking too much about his sufferings when he wrote that. He was not thinking about himself. He was too preoccupied by his Lord.

If anything St. Paul's responses to ordeals is unusual. His trust towards his Lord is unusual. Despite all the hardships he went through, his continual throwing of himself to his Lord sustain him in his mission.

Lord, help me to be like St. Paul. To possess that kind of unusual trust towards you.

1 comment:

Nalika said...

Get well soon dear...