Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat;
the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
( Hab : chap 3 vv. 17-18)
Good things happen to good people and bad things should happen to bad people. Right? Not always. Our real life experiences tell us that this is not always the case. Pastor is ill, but she has to deal with all the troubles that the church is facing, security problems, deaconry problems, transportation problems... There was an account which the church van had been prized up by some bastards, and some of accessories were stolen. After that, pastor had prayed and thanked for God because she was at home and was not away. I was surprised, normally others would have kept blaming why all this happened to him/she. When she faced the betrayal and accusation of the others, she told me she was not sad. She said why do we need to cling on these unpleasant stuffs? Don't be sad because of one person mistreat us, there are still a lot of people who being kindly to us. Now i have realized even she has to go through all the difficulties, but she is happy because she is not alone, there are still many people lending their helping hand.
If you getting hurt today, thanks to God because there are still a lot of friends supporting and comforting you. If you has lost RM 100 today, thanks to God because you don't lost your brand new hand phone that your dad buy you last week. If you fail your exam (don't fail the final exam), never mind, thanks to God too, because you are blessed to have a good drawing talent etc.
Count your blessings and thanks for pain as well as pleasure.Only ones who always know to give thanks will be truly happy.