Photo from proverbs3110-hiswoman.blogspot.com
Life is full of twists and turns. It goes up and down, it turns left and right. One moment we are up – happy, fulfilled and confident. And in an instant, everything can change.
Last year, my friends and I went on an Asian tour: Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand. On our first day in Vietnam, we went to Cu Chi Tunnels. It’s an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in Ho Chi Minh City, the base of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War.
Photo from saigon.blox.pl
The tunnels were 2 hours away from our hotel, so we had to take a van along with other tourists to get to it. On our way back from the tunnels, I fell asleep on the van. When we got back to our hotel, I discovered all my money was gone! Don’t ask me how much it was, but it was a LOT of money because it was for our entire 9-day trip.
I know now I shouldn’t have brought it all. I shouldn’t have fallen asleep. I should have been more careful. A million “I should haves” flashed through my mind. But what’s done is done. It was only the first day of our vacation, I couldn’t dwell on that loss for the entire trip! I didn’t want to ruin our vacation. So after about 2 hours of moping around, being comforted by my friends and feeling depressed, I made up my mind to get over it and enjoy the rest of my trip. Whoever took my money probably needed it more than I did. So I “give” it to them freely. Anyway, God will return it to me a hundred fold.
Nothing is permanent. Everything can change in an instant. And when that happens, how you react is your call. As for me, the trials I encounter are just an opportunity to trust God more. Every loss, every heartbreak, every disappointment brings me closer to God. He is my strong tower, my refuge, my source of strength. He has never let me down and I know he never will.
What about you?
Do you feel frustrated, angry or confused with life?
Turn to God. He will comfort you, guide you and show you what to do.
He is my strong tower and He can be yours too.
When you can’t see God’s hand, trust His heart. -Emily Freeman
Go live a Truly Wealthy life.