Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In My Heart

Yesterday, I applied for a job. I was very confident that they will hire me because I have all the qualifications needed. But, unfortunately, they didn't. Due to the fact that I was confident, which I know now is wrong, I became very disappointed. I went to church afterwards and prayed. I always knew that God's plans are always far better than my own plans and that I am still very blessed amidst the obstacles that come in my way. So, I surrendered my disappointments in Him and prayed for strength, to deepen my faith, and to have a complete trust in Him.

I have realized that life is indeed full of many blessings and this trial that hit me is just an icing in the tip of the iceberg. During the Passion of Jesus, he was being tormented by thousand of insults, spits, blows, lacerations, and other cruelties. And, as what as He revealed to St. Bridget the number of blows Our Lord received during His Passion, He one day appeared to her and said: “I received 5480 blows on My Body. If you wish to honor them in some way, say 15 Our Fathers and 15 Hail Mary’s with the following Prayers (which He taught her) for a whole year. When the year is up, you will have honored each one of My Wounds.” God permitted it to happen because, as the priest on the last Sunday mass said, of the two reasons:
  1. His undying love for us, that He gave up His only Son for the salvation of many; and
  2. The victorious glory over death. Our salvation doesn't end with Christ's death, however; as St. Paul said, if Christ did not rise from the dead, our faith is in vain. His Resurrection showed that He had conquered death itself, and it brings the hope of eternal life to all who believe in Christ.
Whenever I am hit by trials, I always remember these truths. The truth that there is much glory waiting amidst the trials that come in my way. And that during these trials, I should remain and try to be perfect because "I am a child of God". And that I should surrender myself to Him and have a complete trust to Him. Additionally, I am always reminding myself that even Jesus, who is the Son of God and a sinless man, got into a lot of trials and miseries here on earth and carried the cross of all men but He didn't complain, how much more that I, an ordinary and sinful person.

Lastly, I would like to share this song, In My Heart, because it's been playing in my head while writing this blog and I just love the song. I hope you will like this song too. (Click over the title to listen to the song).


In my heart I know my Savior lives
I can hear Him calling tenderly my name
Over sin and death He has prevailed
In His glory, in His new life we partake

I know He lives as He has promised
For me He's risen that from fear I may be free
Not even death can separate me
From Him whose love and might remain in me (REFRAIN)

For I have seen and touched Him risen
To all the world will I proclaim His majesty
With joy I sing to tell His story
That in our hearts may live His memory (REFRAIN)

And all the earth shall bow before Him
His blessed name all will adore on bended knee
His truth shall reign, so shall His justice
In Christ, my Savior, let all glory be (REFRAIN)

In my heart I know my Savior lives
In His glory, in His new life we partake

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