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“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah (40:31).

No man can say that his life is perfect because every man has his own ups and downs. When he is up, he feels he has all the power, wealth and everything that, to him, makes him perfect. Thus, he forgets even his closest kin and also the Giver of all the graces he possesses.

It is when he is down that he comes to realize that he needs the people closest to him to comfort him or to help him. This time, he also remembers the Giver of all that he has.

When we feel the burden of the heavy cross on our shoulder, we remember calling Him to unleash us from our troubles and pains. It is only in turbulence in our life that we pray fervently for God’s mercy.

It is then that we realize that God listens to all of us, and the mercies and graces that He gives to everyone are over flowing, and sometimes even graces we don’t ask are given because that is how much He loves all of us.

In spite of the blessing that we have, we forget to thank the Lord. We only remember Him when we are miserable and dejected. We are able only to see God in the darkest times of our lives. Many of us have to wait for the storm or crisis to befall us before we remember Him.

It is when the cross we are carrying becomes unbearable because no one among us would like to carry the cross the way Jesus carried his cross on the way to his Calvary to save us.

Every cross varies in weight, and no one is exempted from carrying one. We should be even thankful for the cross we are carrying because with it we become closer to God, and, in turn, it makes us to become better, not bitter, people.

Be grateful to Him for every cross we carry as our faith and trust in Him become stronger, for the way to the cross is the way to Heaven. Remember that we make our own beds, and we lay on them.

Food for thought

*For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee. In the day of my trouble I will call upon Thee: for Thou wilt answer me. Psalm 86:5,7

*For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee. Isaiah 54:10

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