I hate movies that don’t have a happy ending; call me typical but I dare say na kung pupuyating ka na rin lang ng isang teleserye ng 24 hours at papaiyakin ng 1 balde-it should compensate for at least a very happy ending,right? Its just fair J. I guess this has borne out of a childhood habit, after listening to all those fairy tales of a happily ever after of all the Disney princesses-it has raised up girls and women who wants to have their own version of a fairy tale.
But as you have known by now, its just a fairy tale, our real life seems to consist more of an ogre or the witch’s side of the story (of course im exaggerating just by saying this). Our dreams don’t always come true as we expect them to be, no matter how much we try, no matter how many “good works” you think you’ve done. The reality is life more often than not, life is unfair, no matter if you are in faith for something to the nth level-nothing guarantees a full-proof dream come true.
How many of you loves Hebrews 11: the Hall of Faith? I do! I love the names of everyone listed there-they are …..
…people who waited when time seems to give them only milliseconds of hope
…people who seems to be doing the foolish things imaginable in front of everyone yet they are unashamed
…people who endured and stood the test
But then there’s this part that says…
“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.” Heb. 11:13
“These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.” Heb. 11:39
How can this verse be here exactly at the area that teaches us what faith is all about? Oh how I want to delete it and give it my happy ever after version of things.
But come to think of it, isn’t that what faith is all about….
Seeing in things even when it doesn’t seem to make sense
(“they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance”)
Believing not on what we now have but rather on what was promised
Fixing our eyes not on the giant barring our dreams rather on the author and perfecter of our faith-JESUS!
Last year I had a lot of unanswered prayers and so many broken dreams but one thing I do have consistently is Jesus.
I never thought I’d get to say this but JESUS IS indeed ENOUGH
Being with Him is worth all the pain I have gone thru or will again go thru if He asks me to.
JESUS IS WORTH IT-He’s worth pouring out all our tears to, worth all those sleepless nights, all those chocolates and sweet foods we ate just to feel less miserable. He’s more than worth it-all the challenges, the heartaches, the conflicts we have gone thru. Its all worth it-all the time we think was “wasted” because things didn’t go our way, all the emotional investment we made because we choose to take a risk and trust Him.
I believe everything sown in faith will be reaped accordingly even if it was a well of tears.
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. Psa. 126:5
And the truth is Hebrews 11 actually has a happy ending
“God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.” Heb. 11:40
A PERFECT FUTURE TOGETHER WITH GOD- I don’t know if there is anything in all of eternity better than this!
So no matter what your current circumstances dictates,
CHOOSE GOD over it.
Choose to believe
Choose to endure
Choose to live by faith
Choose to live!