All of us go through suffering on different times of our life. I was reminded today that it is not about how to escape suffering but how we can be ready when suffering happens in our life. And it is really a question of what is the foundation of our life? Is it a strong foundation or is it something that will sink when trials come?
Hope this sermon will give you hope and help you stand on a foundation that will sustain you on times of suffering & pain.
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May 27, 2014 – I “LANDED”. That’s the term they use for new immigrants coming to Canada. The first question at the border, “You just landed today?”
I praise and thank God for making everything go smooth, from my application until I arrived here. Everything went very well. I’ve seen God’s favor and hands in the whole process. There were small humps along the way but big or small – nothing God could not handle.
a welcome to Canada book given to new immigrants
God even prepared a place for me when I arrived. I’m so much blessed with my friend, Anni, who generously offered her place as she knew it would not be easy for me to start a new life here. I’m also grateful that I have so many Filipino friends here who are very helpful and encouraging. And for that, I’m truly grateful to God for all of them.
I opened a bank account in CIBC and they have this new immigrant package wherein there’s no need for initial deposit and no transaction and monthly charges for one year. They even give credit card even if you still don’t have funds (here, credit card is somehow a need as you need to establish your credit history). I even got responses in some of my applications and I’m just on my fourth day here. God is truly amazing how much He provides and remains faithful to His promises.
But, more than anything else, I know God has a bigger plan, not just for me to live a good life here but for His Kingdom work. I just pray that my focus will always be fixed on Jesus and that the things I will do here will always be about God’s cause and not mine.
I can only confidently say, “Let the future begin.” because I have a God who holds my future.
To God be all the glory.
My Heart is Yours by Kristian Stanfill
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand,
But it will not come near you.
If you make the Most High your dwelling – Even the Lord, who is my refuge
Then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
Verses from Psalm 91
Reminder of God’s promise to those who trust in Him