For better and for worse: Thank you!

It’s a journey that starts with a slap on the back, and you never know when it ends!It’s life! You’ll never get to know the famous ” Ups and Downs” until you experience it! You’ll never learn the lessons until the events are history and you’re looking back.

Live it, love it and embrace it. For  better and the worse, for richer and hpoorer, you ought to thank God!

Would you know the value of happiness, if you haven’t experienced sadness? Would you know the value of water, if you haven’t experienced thirst?  And I ask you, as I have asked myself, would you know how many blessings are shed on your life, if they weren’t taken from you, even for a short while?

We nag a lot, don’t we? we blame destiny for every wrong thing  we experience. We curse, we shout, we rebel for the tiniest and silliest reasons. How many times have you said: “It’s not fair!” or ” I don’t deserve this!” Or even worst ” Why me God? Why me!”

If you come to think about it, Are you the judge of what’s fair and what’s not? Who can be more fair than God? Can you? I have asked the question ” Why me God?” So many times, until I reached the answer ” Why not me?” The mighty God, who has given me so many blessings through my life, who has saved me from my own self and others, doesn’t he deserve my thanks and gratefulness when he puts me into trial? If I thank him and accept his judgment when I’m happy and healthy, doesn’t he deserve my thank you and acceptance when I’m sick and down? Is he my God only at my best, and during my worst I blame him?

For two months I was almost crippled, unable to walk, and perform the simplest everyday functions the way I used to. And guess what : that experience was the most in lighting and educative experience I’ve ever had! And I was sure to thank God for it, especially through my sickness. And that’s how I prayed through it.

” My God, I know that you are fair, and your judgments are just. If I’m sick because of all the sins that I’ve made through my life, then I thank you for the suffering I’m going through now instead of experimenting it after you take my soul. I pray that you would be erasing my sins through this suffering. If I’m sick, but not because of my sins, then I thank you for the purpose you intended for me, even if it’s hidden from me now, but I’m sure I will learn it later in life.  I pray that you lift this heavy burden off of me, if that’s your wish. Whatever you wish for me God, I accept it thankfully!”

Do this with me, think about your regular day, the one you might describe as boring. I guess you would say: I wake up, get out of bed, walk into the bathroom. I might change my clothes, or stay in my pijis. I have a cup of coffee….” In those three simple sentences, do you know how many actions you have done, and you have the Lord to thank for?  You might have never considered this before, I never did as well, until …

How would you feel, that on that same boring day, you woke up, but you couldn’t get out of bed? Your whole body was in terrible pain? unable to move your legs and having a serious wish to go to the WC. but the only way to do so is to ask for somebody’s help?! you can’t sit up straight to drink, and have to eat your meals lying on your back? you can’t walk, carry things or even dress yourself?!!! how hard is that? how tough?! Well now you know what a blessing it is to be able to do the simplest things, like walking, dressing, eating while you’re sitting up. and going to pee by yourself! You see how many things you’re blessed with? how thankful you should be? Before my experience I used to look to people on wheel chairs with pity, not in a bad form, but I used to be sorry for them. Now I see them through different lense: I respect them, for their courage, their strong will and their acceptance for God’s judgment. And for trying to make the best out of their condition.

Now I know, when I see crippled people in worship houses, that they’re there to pray for their own miracle, to ask for forgiveness and mercy and patience. They’re not there to put the blames on destiny, nor to rebel!

There are a few lines from an Arabic poetry that I came to admire so much, here’s my translation of these lines into English: You, who whines and weeps even though you are healthy , I wonder what would you do if you got sick? An evil person on this earth is the one   who wishes himself death every single day!

Indeed….

If you plant grapes, you shall not harvest  thorns!

Thank you to all those who prayed for me… your prayers gave me strength, and were definitely heard…

Thank you God for healing me…

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18 thoughts on “For better and for worse: Thank you!

  1. I have fallen in love with your post. its all that i think on n off but have neva been able to put ir down on paper so beautifully and simply.
    Its true we should be thankful to God for every single day that he gives us, for every grain of food that we eat, for even every breath we take. and then at night for every day that he gave us with so many blessings. and then for all the relations he gave to us, and the happiness and comfort we get from those relations.
    If one starts to think of all the things we shud be thankful for our days will pass but the blessings will not end. 🙂
    Simplyyy LOVE your post. 😀

  2. It is funny sometimes that someting has to happen to make us realise how grateful we are to walk, see, get up every morning. We take too much for granted. I am so happy you are better and you are thankful and see life in a different light. Everybody should do that as we were given our life as a gift. Beautifully written!

    • Thank you dear for your thoughtful words, you’re absolutely right, we take a lot of things for granted,sadly, we only learn to appreciate what we have when we don’t have it any more.

    • you are such a thoughtful and loving person dearest 🙂 When ever you say you’re going to pray for me I feel as if a guardian angel is taking care of me 🙂 thank you, you made me happy 🙂

    • Aw, thank you so much for the nice words, and for re-blogging my post.I’m glad you enjoyed reading it and found it worthy of sharing, God has been so generous and merciful to all of us, but our weak souls fail to see his endless blessings sometimes. A wake up call is needed from time to time.

  3. Reblogged this on Worship and Swag and commented:
    “If you come to think about it, Are you the judge of what’s fair and what’s not? Who can be more fair than God? Can you? I have asked the question ” Why me God?” So many times, until I reached the answer ” Why not me?” The mighty God, who has given me so many blessings through my life, who has saved me from my own self and others, doesn’t he deserve my thanks and gratefulness when he puts me into trial? If I thank him and accept his judgment when I’m happy and healthy, doesn’t he deserve my thank you and acceptance when I’m sick and down? Is he my God only at my best, and during my worst I blame him?”

  4. It is good that you remained positive through it all. Such an attitude always quickens recovery. The courage to be grateful in pain or helplessness is rare, I pray that the sick and needy would find such courage as you did. Cheers!

    • Thank you, for both visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. We can never live a happy life with a negative mind, can we? I’m joining you in prayers for those who are sick and needy to find their own courage and miracle:) Regards

  5. This is lovely. Thanks for this reminder. I wake up every morning and instead of thanking God for my countless blessings, I complain about my skin and how imperfect it is. I compare myself to my sisters and sulk all day, crying to God that he’s being unfair. I feel so ashamed. I never looked around me- I never noticed all my blessings. God has been so merciful and I’ve been completely ungrateful.

    • My dear, I have so much to say to you. Let me start by thanking you for visiting my blog, reading my post , and leaving such a heart touching comment. It’s great that you have realized how many blessings you have in your life, and don’t be so hard on yourself for wanting a flawless skin! Who doesn’t? I’m a professional make up artist and let me tell you, no one has a flawless skin! Just keep in mind that a skin problem can be fixed with some make up, but what really matters is that you’re healthy! You’ll never imagine how many sick people are ready to trade places with you in a blink! So cheers to you for being young, healthy, and thankful 🙂

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