Monday, May 21, 2007

Journey of Faith

Why must I go through all the pain?
Why does it have to be me?
A question that no one can answer
Except for God

Trials which is so hard to bear,
Can I go through it?
I felt hopeless,
No one can help me.

It is so suffering and so painful
That only God know it best
A journey that I have gone too far
Too far for me to turn back.

All I can do is surrender
Nothing can be done
Only God can do it
The impossible to possible

A journey of faith
That brings me through all pain
A journey that gives me strength as I overcome
Faithful till the end.

Enduring hardship is not on my own
Jesus is all ready to take the lead
Preparing me for the journey
Persevering till the end.

Faith that tries His faithfulness
His faithfulness we will see in the end
As long as we endure
And be good till the end.

Copyright © 2 April 2007 by Lydia Chong
Psalms 91
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 refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
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.
You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
You will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves Me,” says the Lord,
“I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges My Name.
He will call upon Me and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble
I will deliver him and honor him
with long life will I satisfy him
And show him My salvation.”


This Bible verse has been coming to mind most of the time, especially when I am battered with life’s storm and are filled with doubts and dismay. Well, life is always full of discouragement. It is impossible to make them disappear for good or are they going to disappear for good?
Well, I don’t think so. I guess having disappointment in life can be a good thing, too. Why not? It does help you to grow anyway. It does make me pray more instead. Psalms 91:2 remind me that God is our refuge and our fortress, the God that we can trust. Yes, I am truly going to trust God till the end. Sometimes, we may not like the way things are being plan and done, but still we need to be obedient and trust God on the best plan that He has for us, cause we al knew that the plans are for good and not for disaster, to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).

It is not as easy as saying it, things might just come our way and I can just tell you that it won’t be good. Struggling is the best word I can describe for this. Struggling to overcome and get through it is not easy but the one pair of footprints on the sand remind me that God is actually carrying me, when I’m in pain, he is even more painful. I would never give up no matter what. I would also want to encourage all my friends to be encourage by this Psalm.


Coping While Caring

Can I cope and care at the same time? This is a good question to be asked. Sometimes whatever that happens to us really bring us to wonder why it all happen, and we will start to pin point here and there, we will just simply picked up something to blame and we never look to ourselves. When we reflect back to what we have done, then we are able to see that it all came from us, our own self. We are the one that should be blame for and we should learn to be responsible for all the things that we have done. But still this is a hard thing to do, because we are humans and we are weak. We need strength to carry on. I read this beautiful song written in the book of Psalms 46, here is what it says:

God is our refuge and strength
An ever present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way
And the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
Though its waters roar and foam
And the mountains quake with their surging.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
The holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall,
God will help her break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall
He lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord Almighty is with us,
The God of Jacob is our fortress
Come and see the works of the Lord
The desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
He burns the shields with fire
Be still and know that I am God,
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth
The Lord Almighty is with us,
The God of Jacob is our fortress.

God will hear us from Heaven as we draw near to Him, as long as continue to pray though sometimes whatever we pray for may takes time, by praying consistently and never give up, we learn to have Faith and this faith will give us Hope and in the end we will see some changes. This is God’s Love for us. Prayer puts us in touch with God, He is our greatest caregiver. So, can coping while caring be done? Yes, it can because He is the one who gives us strength to do all things. AMEN!

Rock-Solid Faithfulness

"Why did God do this to me?" How often humanity has pointed an angry finger at God, accusing and blaming Him for its troubles. This happens when we believe lies about God's character. The truth is that God's character is as solid as a rock. He has never and will never act unjustly or unfairly. He is undeniably innocent. Everything he does is perfect-no faults, no wrong motives and nothing lacking.

When it comes to character, God is not on trial. We are. So often the things we pin the blame on God for are the consequences of humanity's sinful choices, including our own. Anger toward God shows us where we lack understanding about who he is. Accusations against him are without foundation.

God always does what is good and right and loving and profitable for us. Our faith must be founded on a right understanding of his unfailing character. If we allow circumstances and emotions to cause us to doubt his faithfulness we will miss out on the wonderful security that comes from building our foundation on the rock.

God can make nothing to become something and yet He can also make something to become nothing. He gives and He can also take it away. So, what we need to do is we continue to trust God in everything because everything that happens has a great purpose behind. And I don’t doubt this.

Sunshine of His Love

Today I read a bible verse taken from Isaiah 61:10-11 here is what I says:

I delight greatly in the Lord;
My soul rejoices in my God.
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation
And arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
And as a bride adorns herself with jewels.
For as the soil makes the sprout come up
And a garden causes seeds to grow,
So the sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise
Spring up before all nations.

Isaiah 61:10-11
Sometimes, we are not patient enough, when we seed a flower, we expect it to start growing, and we did many things for this little garden to grow into a beautiful one. But yet all you can see are just the soil, day by day it is still the same. Why? We should leave them alone; let the sun shine on them, let the rain fall on them. Soon, the seeds will start to grow. Then, one day you will see a little green plants started to appeared. This seed are stooped afraid to grow. Thanks to hard work.

Sometimes in our life, when we share the gospel, we expect the person to immediately become a Christian, we expect them to faster grow and when they grow so slowly, we tent to be discouraged, but we should be reminded that within the seed lies God’s creative power, He’s given us the joy to see it grow; And when He puts new life within our heart, His wonder-working power we can know.

Spiritual growth depends on the water of God’s word and the sunshine of His love.

Just Wait

*This is a very nice poem i found somewhere in my friend's room, it really touches me and i really did learn something from this poem. It really speaks up what is in my heart, and really all i need to do is just wait...*

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, i cried;
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate...
And the Master so gently said, "Wait."
"Wait? you say wait?" my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!"
Is Your hand shorthed? Or have You not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I'm claiming Your Word.
My future and all to which I relate
Hangs in the balance and You tell me to wait?
I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign.
Or even a 'no', to which I'll resign.
You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe,
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
Lord, I've been asking, and this is my cry;
I'm weary of asking! I need a reply.
Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
As my master replied again, "Wait."
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut,
And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting...for what?"
He Seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine...
And He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.
I could give all you seek and pleased you would be.
You'd have what you want, but you wouldn't know Me.
You'd not know the depth of My love for each saint.
You'd not know the power that I give to the faint.
You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You'd not leanr to trust just by knowing I'm there.
You'd not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence are all you can see.
You'd never experience the fullness of love
When the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
But you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.
The glow of My comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight.
he depth that's beyong getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last.
You'd never know should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams ovenight would come true,
but oh, the loss if I lost what I'mdoing in you.
So, be silent, My child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to truly know Me.
And though My answers seems terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still..."WAIT".

The Great Exchange

I Exchange My Weariness For His Strengths
My Weakness For His Power
My Darkness For His Light
My Problems For His Solutions
My Burdens For His Freedom
My Frustrations For His Peace
My Turmoil For His Calm
My Hope For His Promises
My Afflictions For His Balm Of Comfort
My Question For His Knowledge
My Doubt For His Assurance
My Nothingness For His Awesomeness
The Remporal For The Eternal
And Impossible For The Possible!


In Times of Tiredness,
I Ask God Why All This Happens?
I Am Weak, I Am Fed Up With All Things
Why Are Life So Unfair?

Out of Nowhere, There’s A Hope,
A Hope for Me to Live,
Doing All Things Yet Without Complain,
I Still Do What I Should Do…But Why?

Still There’s Hope,
I Know This Hope That Jesus Gave Me,
It Never Leave Me,
Make Me Continue to Walk he Path.

A Path That Requires Suffering and Pain,
All That I Cannot Bear…
Yet I Still Obey Because of YOU
Where the Promise Is Written In Romans 5:1-5

*This is a poem that I wrote for a special sister during the time when she is very down. Hope it also touches those who read it.*

Be Strong and Don't Give Up

Life’s obstacles are so complicated
Yet we still need to live on
There’s a mandate and responsibility for us
To take up the cross and to move on
This race I’m running is all for You
Though the process might be suffering
Yet the more difficult it is
The more You will expand Your kindness to me
I choose to walk this journey
Because I know You gave me strength
And help me through in whatever it befalls
I will stay strong and won’t give up because of You
Copyright © 2006 by Lydia Chong
I wrote this poem by the inspiration that reminds me of not to give up though sometimes we faced so many toils and snares which are so suffering and painful yet no one understands us but only God knows best. I really would not know what will happen if I would have chosen my own way and not His. I am grateful and I give thanks that this way that I have chosen is the right way, and till now I have not regret choosing this way because I know it will not bring me to no where and I trust that it will sure leads me to somewhere that He promise it is a place I can call home.
To those who read this blog, I want to encourage you that our Heavenly Father taught us how to walk, and He always took His children by their arms and drew them with gentle cords, with bands of love. We can refer to Hosea 11:3-4 It was I who thought Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. I led them with cords of Human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them. This verse reminds me of how blessed I am to have my parents who for so many years never give up on me, they are the one that reach out their hands and encourage me to walk towards them. They held my hands and they praised every effort and encouraged every attempt, they never grew discouraged nor did they give up until I learned to walk.

Our Heavenly Father stands before us with outstretched arms, encouraging us towards holiness, eager to catch us when we stumble. He picks us when we fall. He is never discouraged with our progress, nor will He ever give up. The more difficult we find the process, the more care and kindness He expends.

God will help us when we cannot walk and He will help us when we find it hard to walk but He cannot help us if we will not walk Even though you fall, you must try again. Your Father holds you by the hand. We can’t run the Christian race until we learn to walk.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Well, i don't really like blogging because i'm kind of a person who are more reserved and i don't really liked much of sharing epecially with strangers. Well, i won't write as if i was writting my own persoanal diary but i'll write on things which are more nicer and interesting to read.

I hope those who read my blog will give some comments. Thanks!