Day 8 – Beauty In The Beast: How To Suffer Well

The fact that we can see a purpose in our pain does not make the experience any less painful and it in no way undermines our suffering. Instead, a purposeful outlook on suffering says; the will of God for me remains good even when my reality does not look good. A purposeful outlook on suffering prizes the eternal promise of glory over our 'light' and 'momentary' afflictions.

Day 6 – Beauty In The Beast: How To Suffer Well

Your response to suffering should be to offer a sacrifice of praise. Yes, a sacrifice, because you may not be in the usual ‘place of worship’. You may not have a band, altar, lights or the common ‘atmosphere’ for worship. You may not feel like worshipping. This worship will cost you something. This worship will cause you to surrender your idea of what healing should look like. This worship is the start of your healing.

Day 3 – Beauty In The Beast: How To Suffer Well

Sometimes we hold-back on sharing our hearts with God out of fear that God won’t be able to handle it. But I assure you, that nothing takes God by surprise. Nothing is too big for God to handle. Rather, sincerity of heart and brokenness is what He desires, far above the facade of strength that we often try to put up. So how do we suffer ‘well’ when we are in the valley?

Day 2 – Beauty In The Beast: How To Suffer Well

To 'dare', is 'to have the courage to contend against’. I dared to contend against the NHS report concerning my diagnosis. I dared to contend against what I could see with my physical eyes which was near-death. I dared to contend against my doubts. I dared to believe that God had already healed me. I put my personal trust and confidence in Him and let go of the trust and confidence that I had in myself or other humans. And now I dare you to do the same!

Construction Workers

So I came across this quote/image/screenshot of a common rhetoric among men and and women on social media. It read: 'do you love him enough to wait until he becomes who he's supposed to be?'. I have a small but serious problem with messages like this. It almost minimises the responsibility of men to get … Continue reading Construction Workers

The Case of The Ex

Some of us are still dating our past life and romancing the feeling of bitterness when we remember our past hurts.It's easy to become bitter when we feel that we've been wronged by someone - whether it was an ex-boyfriend who belittled you, a friend who misused your trust or a parent who wasn’t there.        … Continue reading The Case of The Ex