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Thursday, November 16, 2006

the pain of friends and dear ones

The pain of near and dear ones hurts. Especially when u feel u can't do a thing about it.

Have befriended a friend lately who seems to be a lot in pain - physically and mentally.
The thing that surprises me about her is Her Faith and Spiritual Strength. It is Fantastic indeed.
But for her pain and her life's circumstances she wouldn't be what she is.
Her writing skills and maturity -- words cannot describe.
Her closeness to god and the depth in her soul --- in my opinion are worthwhile gifts for the pain that she endures.
Yes, I know that this is easily said. I am not the one in similar pain. Agreed.
I have endured pain of a different kind and still do and know the value of suffering.
I also know how difficult it is to stick to God when things dont happen ur way as we expect god to do only the good and nice things in his Love for us. But.......

In Isaiah 55:9 God says
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Well there are also some others who are in lots of pain but dont want to take solace in god.
For such, i am on my knees and feel very very helpless. I even doubt whether god can do anything for them if they don't come to him out of their own free will.
As for God, our free will is very very important and he wld never interfere with it.
But at the same time -- i hope against hope and trust blindly in his never failing Love and abundant mercy for Our beloveds {naturally god's and mine.}

Romans 5: 3-5 says
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance - character; and character- hope. And hope does not disappoint us because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.




5 Comments:

  • "I cried because I had no shoes, till I met a man who had no feet."

    in arabic, we have a saying that means, he who sees other's targedies and misfortune no more thinks he's unfortunate...

    no matter how bad things seem to be, when compared to others, we are really blessed :)

    may god grant your friend patience and faith to keep her going on :)

    By Blogger Rain Drop, at 3:12 AM  

  • Yeah she seems to require a lot of it.
    "I cried because I had no shoes, till I met a man who had no feet."
    Amazing that u say that it is an arabic saying. My uncle used to say that all the time. :)

    By Blogger rowdyrascal, at 6:49 AM  

  • "I cried because I had no shoes, till I met a man who had no feet."
    this was not an arabic saying :)
    the arabic saying (in arabic) is :"ele beshoof mseebet ghairo, bethoon 3alaih mseebto" :)
    i translated it's meaning in my previous comment :)

    By Blogger Rain Drop, at 7:32 AM  

  • Ok sorry. Thanks for the correction and the promptness.

    By Blogger rowdyrascal, at 7:50 AM  

  • u've been tagged :)
    http://secretsbox.blogspot.com/2006/12/nerds-tag.html

    By Blogger Rain Drop, at 5:46 AM  

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