Sometimes what seems to be a
bitter trial or disappointment is often a blessing in disguise. We learn in
life that every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it
the seed of an equal or greater benefit; that out of difficulties grow
miracles. So whenever something goes wrong, we should try to maintain a
positive attitude and focus on what we might gain from the situation.
Every now and then
God has to break us to make us. It's just a bend, it's not the end. We
all like glow sticks, no matter how much we are bent and broken, our light
Now and then we pass through many ups and downs but they are
there to make us stronger than we imagine.
is the necessary ingredient that helps our heart know what is
perfect for it.
Sometimes the hardest decision to make is the one that is
best for us. But in the
end we have to trust our heart to do what is right.
the blessings are not in what God gives; but in what He takes away!
something bad happens, something good will come of it.
I always believe that if we lose
something or someone, God is creating a space to replace it with something
Disappointments are just God's way of saying: "I've got
something better. Be patient, live life, have faith."
Like many people, I have lost
something very dear to me but when I look back now, I can proclaim with gratitude
that it has been replaced by something better. In the same manner, people come and go
in our lives.
people come as blessings, others come as
I have learned that sometimes God gives us the wrong people
before giving us the right ones, so that when the right ones come, we know how to
appreciate the gift.
what we ask is not always what we get, but in the end what we
get is so much better than what we asked for.
There was a beautiful story that
tells us that there is always a reason for everything under the sun.
Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife
worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to
travel the United States. It had taken years, but they had finally saved enough
money and had gotten passports and
for the whole family on a new liner to the United States.
The entire family was filled with anticipation and excitement
about their new life. However, seven days before their departure, the
youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor sewed up the boy but hung a
yellow sheet on the Clarks' front door. Because of the possibility of
rabies, they were being quarantined for fourteen days.
The family's dreams were dashed. They would not be able to
make the trip to America as they had planned. The father, filled with
disappointment and anger, stomped to the dock to watch the ship leave
without the Clark family. The father shed tears of disappointment and cursed
both his son and God for their misfortune.
Five days later, the tragic news spread throughout Scotland -
the mighty Tittanic had sunk. The unsinkable ship had sunk, taking hundreds
of lives with it. The Clark family was to have been on that ship, but
because the son had been bitten by a dog, they were left behind in Scotland.
When Mr. Clark heard
he hugged his son and thanked him for saving the family. He thanked God for
saving their lives and turning what he had felt was a tragedy into a
our wish does not come true, something better is meant for us. Although we may not always understand, all things happen for
By Tim Pedrosa
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