“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, Who comforts us in all tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”  2 Corinthians 1:3-4

 

This is my third week here in South Korea and it is the start of winter so it is really getting colder and colder each day. Back in my mind, I’m telling to myself, it’s nothing, I can adjust soon but little by little, I started to have a runny nose, the next day, my throat became so itchy, and then a few days later I felt myself burning. I really thought t’was normal in winter so I just go on through the day as if nothing happened but I do really felt sluggish and weak and felt that the day is so long.Probably I lack water, I need to drink more, I supposed. When I was about to enter my class, I really felt dizzy so I went to drink some warm water in the office and then the two loving teachers asked me if I’m okay because my countenance tells them otherwise. I said I’m okay and proceed to my class praying for strength from God. After the class, I went back to my home feeling so tired. Just when I was fighting between cooking my dinner or just sleep, I heard a knock and a familiar voice calling, “Aia, it’s me. Open the door.” It was Teacher Brenda, One of my co-teachers. I opened the door and found her standing with fruits in hands and she came in with a worried look. “Aia, you really looked not okay today. Here, I bought some medicines and fruits for you.” and then she hugged me tightly and said, “God cares for you, Aia.” I’ve held back my tears after I heard such warm words, my heart leaped with joy and I praise God!God hugs me through Teacher Brenda. Telling me, “My child, it is okay, I am here for you because I care for you.”

1 Peter 5:7 says “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares about you.” Indeed! God really cares for you and me in many ways.  God is always there and He will never leave His missionaries-His own children. We may feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually weak, but let us always remember that God is there watching over us and will do His very best to touch and heal us only if we open the doors of our heart and let Him come in.

Dear God, there are times when we feel weak, tired, dejected, weary, or lonely. Please do remind us that You are there caring for us and You will never leave us and while doing so, please fill us with Your Holy Spirit that we may recognize Your providences in our life and thank You for that. 

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