Wednesday, August 31, 2011

God Comforts Us All

2 Corinthians 1

Dear God,

I cannot continuously deny the fact that I am aware of the troubles my family is going through right now. It is not just simple financial problems, but more so of spiritual and relational ones. It is one trouble I am avoiding to worry about, but I do know that I must help out as a sister and daughter.

I do not really know what to do, God aside from praying, which sometimes, I even have the lack of it. It is no joke that simple dysfunctions is leading to (and I hope not) major relationship problems.

I have this feeling that what seems to be petty before– not confronting a fault, not being showy enough of one’s gratefulness and daily selfish choices, turned out to be something really bad for all of us. There is lack of trust from child to parent and respect from sibling to sibling.

I used to think that the only problem that we really have is on the financial aspect; and had there been no instability, we’d really way better. And that’s why ever since, that is something that not only I have been working on. But lately, it is apparent that it’s not the major problem at all. It is really the spiritual aspect, I believe so… I know that once this is corrected, everything will just follow.

God, why do I have this feeling that I am a major factor in bringing our family together? I know that I am not the only one who is concerned, but I really feel that I have a role in establishing unity in our home. But I am far away… And for now, I admit that I am comfortable of being distant. I am enjoying the independence that I get to have. And the less trouble it causes me to be at home -- where I could get easily discouraged of our situation. I am also certain that I know it is not yet time. I don’t want to go home until I am financially stable enough to help out.

God, please help me do my part, may it be in the financial or the spiritual aspect. Please don’t ease me in the burden of helping my family. But help me so in reminding me of my responsibilities. Give me the compassion that I have before in helping out, especially Mama and my other “still dependent” siblings.

God, I hope that you will allow me the time that I will be able to spoil my parents and siblings because of the fruits of my labor. Please teach me not to be selfish, teach me to endure the situation that I am now in. I know that all these personal achievements are nothing in the end, had I not shared it to others, especially my loved ones.

Thank You, God for the comfort and strength that you have given since I started my life away from home. Thank you for the peace of mind in spite of my personal struggles and problems at home. Thank You, Father for the overflowing comfort that I may give comfort, too. I will always ask of You, Lord for the wisdom that I should not rely on my own, but You alone. Surely, You are my Rock. I will rely on Your promises, oh God. Help me to do my part, in thoughts and deeds. Thank You so much for the assurance that everything will turn out good for Your greater glory, my Teacher.

Your daughter,


He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. (v.4)
We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. (v.12)
And you are helping us by praying for us. (v.11)


  1. I may not completely know what you are going through at the moment, but I must admit that family problems are such a heavy burden to carry. I like your attitude of holding on to God in times like these, because it is the only way for us to stay strong when we are facing difficult trials in our lives.

    May God continue to give you enlightenment and strength on your journey... God bless!

  2. I certainly agree on your blog post title. God comforts us all whether we are in times of trouble. now following you. hope you could follow me too.

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  3. God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say. lovely messege. I hope you fallow me.