There Is A Reason For Everything






It has been raining continually for the past few weeks now. Some of the surrounding areas have been flooded on and off. Is this the year of the ox or the year of the buffalo? Anyway, it is commonplace on the island of Borneo to have abundant rainfall to welcome the start of the year of the ox.

Everytime when there is a flood or a landslide, many people tend to grumble and curse. Some grumble because they have to reschedule their daily tasks and activities. Some mourn over the loss of their properties. Some are seen worn out moving their belongings up and down/ in and out of the house. Some are stranded for days with little children in their vehicles when there is no through road or the charge for assistance is exorbitant...

Sometimes I wonder why we must grumble because we have to reschedule everything we do. Is it human nature that we must always do things our own ways? Maybe some adjustments or a total change in our working schedules can do wonder. Maybe some creative thinking and logical reasoning can make our lives more fruitful and hopeful. After all, life is a passing through and treating works as routine will only reduce our impact and our efficiency in life. Be optimistic, there is always a reason for everything. Someday we will know.

Sometimes I wonder why we must grumble because we happen to lose all we have. Remember Job in the Bible; he lost everything including his children, yet he continued to praise and thank God. Life must goes on whatever happens. Start a new beginning and continue to live a meaningful life. Be optimistic, there is always a reason for everything. Someday we will know.

Sometimes I wonder why we must grumble because problems arise and we just cannot do anything. We are stranded with little comfort or joy. But it is during these difficult times that we discover our dependence upon God the Almighty. And it is during these difficult times that we discover our love for one another. Be optimistic, there is always a reason for everything. Someday we will know.

The rain continues... so is my optimism about life...

7 comments:

  The Guru

February 4, 2009 at 3:39 PM

I fully agree. There is always a reason for everything that happens, be it natural, scientific, or even supernatural. Sometimes we realise it and sometimes it is simply beyond our comprehension. Whenever I am facing a situation, I tend to think that whatever happens, happens for a reason and it will be good for me in some way! That way, I make my life much more delightful!

  redkathy

February 4, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Happy moments we Praise God. In painful or difficult moments we must learn to seek God, and then we can accomplish anything! Living life so that others will "see" the answer for the hope that we have is so much more important and fruitful!

  Symphony of Love

February 5, 2009 at 12:01 AM

I certainly agree that everything happened for a reason although at time we may not even know the reason/s behind. What I have learned is that there is always an opportunity to grow and to learn from what happened.

Everything Happened for a Reason

  GAGAY

February 6, 2009 at 8:34 AM

it's almost floodin ghere also!

gagay

  yeokeehui@gmail.com

February 6, 2009 at 2:38 PM

Thanks for your comments. Sometimes the thought that God is still in control makes me persevere to live a godly life, though deep inside I am far from perfect.

  Ginoong Ang

February 6, 2009 at 3:50 PM

here in the Philippines, it also always flood. the problem is, it's because of poor drainage and garbage. i don't mind if it was raining the whole day then it floods or if we live near a body of water. but there are a number of time that even in the center of the city, even if it rains for less than an hour, it will already flood. wish we had a better government and a more discipline populace.

  yeokeehui@gmail.com

February 7, 2009 at 12:52 PM

The world groans under outrageous human activities. Yet no one seems to care except the activists. Maybe we can start by improving our small world. After all, we are accountable to God, not men.