God is Our Refuge

It is always uplifting to learn something good or positive. The knowledge, learned even from just an ordinary story of one known to you (just as my story), is most likely to give you hope. And encouragement to dig into your own natural resources of coping.

We should always be open to share our life. You never know who you will be helping at a particular moment.

Yes, each and every one of us has been endowed by God with the ability to hurdle whatever difficulty life has to offer. And all we have to do is consciously allow God into our lives.

God will see us through alright even without us asking Him, but we will be missing the opportunity of facing the coming difficulties with ease if we are not, personally, in touch with God, the one-on-one way.

I know this is quite difficult to decipher, especially those who are not constantly in touch with God, because we tend to get caught in the web of everyday events or happenings in our lives. We tend to do what everybody is doing. And so we unconsciously allow ourselves to get tangled with about anything and with no direction. Until we reach our limit and then we crumble. And that is when we seek God and ask for help.

When we are close to God, uttering prayers sporadically the whole day, as I am wont to doing, every difficulty or challenge we face, can easily be handled. He is always there welcoming us with open arms and He will walk beside us, or carry us, when life becomes harsh.

Just call on Him and always believe, with thanksgiving, that He will never give us something which we can’t carry.

About Author

Freda Editha O. Contreras
Writing is a God-given talent which I try to utilize the good way. I used it as a means to earn a living, my very first job after graduating from college, when I got hired as an Information Writer by the Provincial Government of Antique through Governor Enrique A. Zaldivar in January 1982. By profession, I am a Registered Nurse, and was only able to practice it when I got recruited to work in a private hospital in Kuwait. This was in November 1987 and since then I have been living in Kuwait, now retired since June 2002. Because of my knack in writing I got hired in 1994 to write for Kuwait Times and later became an Editor of 'Pinoy News' a weekly supplement of KT. In March 1996 I published the very first independent Filipino newspaper in Kuwait and the Gulf bannered as Pinoy Expat News or PEN. The paper lasted for only 10 weekly issues. This was followed by another publication and came out first as an insert of an ad paper and later as a separate tabloid. I used then 'Pinoy News' as it was my idea the first time it was used for Kuwait Times. This again failed and produced only three weekly issues. I then turned to the Internet and in 1999 I got hired as a Contributing Editor of Suite101.com, a writers' portal on the web. The last of my articles was published December 31, 2002 but my topic 'Overseas Filipino Workers' was still visible until January 2006. All the 38 articles I wrote have been compiled into a book which I published in August 2007. I discovered blogging in 2006 but was not really serious about my writing. I wrote according to my whim. Having this blog under my own domain name is now a welcome development and I plan to concentrate again in writing. As is commonly said: "A writer will always be a writer." http://fredacontreras.com/

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