God’s Word in the Book of Tobit truly strikes me with so much awe. It opens my eyes to perceive, recognize and accept the meaning of everything occurring in life.
On July 10, 2013, my Dermatologist’s infamous words of diagnosis reached me and thus started changing my lifestyle – a rare chronic condition, brought about by a lowering of my immune system which was characterized by tense blistering eruptions on my skin. Since it means the possibilities of complications leading to death, my condition must be well-managed.
It rendered me to live in worry and fear and almost shattered my life completely in a span of two years. It also almost left nothing for me to hope for from God and thus nothing to live for. I wanted to bail myself out of it, but seemingly helpless to do so. I got stuck on the cross-road of indecisiveness – to continue in my life’s emotional state or to move on to life.
Lord Jesus, thank You for clearing out my skepticism and doubts in my past life. I resented to have taken morbid pleasure in them. I now desire to strengthen my faith in You and resolve to profit in Your Word.
Thank You for the riches of Your grace that will propel my faith to a new level. I trust that I shall attain a divine communion with You – an Easter of unending joy – after all of life’s sufferings and pain is past. “Father in heaven, keep my eyes always open to Your glorious and magnificent plans and that I, who receive salvation through Your Word, may be Your child in deed as well as in name. I pray that my renewed faith may be able to preach and teach and continue to bear witness to the truths of the Gospel. Amen.”