grace.

nothing can separate God’s love from us.

>>

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

– Romans 8: 35-39

>>

sometimes i forget that God’s love is never “earned” by action. He loves us just as we are. He loves our broken, weak, faithless selves. Because He is Love.

lyrics to a nice hymn that i learned today:

Savior, like a Shepherd lead us

Thou hast promised to receive us,

Poor and sinful though we be;

Thou hast mercy to relieve us,

Grace to cleanse, and pow’r to free:

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

Early let us turn to Thee;

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

Early let us turn to Thee.

Advertisements

If God is for us, then who can be against us?

既 是 這 樣 、 還 有 甚 麼 說 的 呢 .

神 若 幫 助 我 們 、 誰 能 敵 擋 我 們 呢 。 神 既 不 愛 惜 自 己 的 兒 子 為 我 們 眾 人 捨 了 、 豈 不 也 把 萬 物 和 他 一 同 白 白 的 賜 給 我 們 麼 。

誰 能 控 告   神 所 揀 選 的 人 呢 . 有   神 稱 他 們 為 義 了 。 〔 或 作 是 稱 他 們 為 義 的   神 麼 〕誰 能 定 他 們 的 罪 呢 . 有 基 督 耶 穌 已 經 死 了 、 而 且 從 死 裡 復 活 、 現 今 在   神 的 右 邊 、 也 替 我 們 祈 求 。 〔 有 基 督 云 云 或 作 是 已 經 死 了 而 且 從 死 裡 復 活 現 今 在   神 的 右 邊 也 替 我 們 祈 求 的 基 督 耶 穌 麼 〕

誰 能 使 我 們 與 基 督 的 愛 隔 絕 呢 . 難 道 是 患 難 麼 、 是 困 苦 麼 、 是 逼 迫 麼 、 是 飢 餓 麼 、 是 赤 身 露 體 麼 、 是 危 險 麼 、 是 刀 劍 麼 。如 經 上 所 記 、 『 我 們 為 你 的 緣 故 、 終 日 被 殺 . 人 看 我 們 如 將 宰 的 羊 。 』然 而 靠 著 愛 我 們 的 主 、 在 這 一 切 的 事 上 、 已 經 得 勝 有 餘 了 。

因 為 我 深 信 無 論 是 死 、 是 生 、 是 天 使 、 是 掌 權 的 、 是 有 能 的 、 是 現 在 的 事 、 是 將 來 的 事 、是 高 處 的 、 是 低 處 的 、 是 別 的 受 造 之 物 、 都 不 能 叫 我 們 與   神 的 愛 隔 絕 .這 愛 是 在 我 們 的 主 基 督 耶 穌 裡 的 。

羅 馬 書 8:31-39

Was reminded of this bible verse for two days in a row, so I think there is something that God wants me to learn.

Sometimes I doubt. I doubt His faithfulness. I want to know. I want to know what should I do and how to do it and what should I expect. I ask Him fervently, but it seems that He is asking me to wait.

Wait patiently on Him.

And He lets me know that nothing can separate His love for me. He is always watching over me, even in the darkest valleys and when I face my greatest fears.

Exams in two weeks and I feel so unprepared. The past year papers have not been too difficult but somehow I haven’t just quite found perfect peace with myself and God.

But I know I just have to keep praying.

Examsssss

…one month from now i will be having year 3 finals.

can’t believe how fast time flies. and two years from now i’m supposed to know everything a doctor needs to know to diagnose and treat patients (or refer them to relevant specialties lol)

ARGHHH i’m so unprepared. and incompetent. and my temper is getting a wee bit out of control lately due to the overwhelming exam stress.

惟 獨 從 上 頭 來 的 智 慧 、 先 是 清 潔 、 後 是 和 平 、 溫 良 柔 順 、 滿 有 憐 憫 、 多 結 善 果 、 沒 有 偏 見 、 沒 有 假 冒 。~雅 各 書 3:16-17

I really, really need peace, strength and wisdom from God.

and i thank God.

For He answers my prayers in ways that I have never expected.

For He loves me even though I am seriously flawed. He loves me when I reject Him, scold Him and shove Him away when all He wanted for me was the best.

I suffered for my sins. For my selfishness. But I thank Him for forgiving me once and once again, and opening my eyes to let me see what I was, all the hidden sins and hidden desires.

But His grace overflows. I see Him building up the people around me, I see Him working for the good of those who love Him.

His timing is amazing. His plan is perfect.

I cry, I fall down, but He is always there for me, and always will.

Image

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

~ Isaiah 55:8-9

And so in this new chapter of my life, I know that with patience, God will teach me His ways.