07 August 2012

God is good

I was born and raised as a catholic. From the age of twelve till sixteen, I got lost for a bit, but re-found my faith at seventeen and never doubted my Lord ever since. The last eleven years has been challenging at times and I've had my fair share of ups and downs, just like any other human being on this planet. I simply ordered myself not to ask God the 'why' question, because I knew that He knows best and someday He would make me understand. This is easier said than done of course.

These last couple of years, I've really been wondering about the purpose of me still being here on earth. People around me were taken away from me and they all got to be with Him. I never asked Him why, but this left my heart aching and not understanding the situation.  I kept on living like I think that He would want me to continue. I'm doing what I do best: working with youth.

Throughout my work, I'm starting to receive glimpses of what He still has in store for me. This summer has given me a lot of time to think and to reflect on things, on life. I'm starting to see that He has a greater plan for me and that is why He doesn't want me near Him yet. This summer He's clearly showering me with love through my volunteers, my South African friends & family, the children of the Vietnamese summer camp & the five boys.

Summer is not over yet so who knows what else He has in store for me. All I wanted to say is that: God is good! I know that I don't often say it out loud, but I truly believe it. I still don't always understand, but He does and that is all that matters.

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