Something worth having is something worth waiting for. ~Anonymous

I heard about the health workers on a boat from Angaur to Koror that disappeared. I prayed the Lord’s prayer He taught his disciples. Acknowledge the Father in Heaven, His name is to be revered. His kingdom come, his will be done on earth as ìt in heaven —  the first lines… a salutation to the One to whom we pray.  Trusting He is all-knowing, I just mentioned the missing boat carrying the health workers and left it there. I know He’ll do what’s best. It’s always best when it’s his best. We may not agree, but in the long run we see what he saw 10 to 50 years into the future. When I heard they’ve been found, rescued and brought safely home to their families, I rejoiced, “Thank you, Father God.”

For the past few days I have had trouble sleeping. I wasn’t worried about anything specific, “So why the anxiety?”, I asked myself. It’s an astounding experience that by one click of a text message, I took a much needed nap without even trying. I didn’t connect the two events between lack of sleep and the health workers lost in the sea. I began humming “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.” By Jimmy Cliff.  What a song! I see it LORD.

My father was lost in the sea over 50+years from tomorrow morning between 6:30 a.m.7:30 a.m. I guess I was emotionally connecting in my spirit waiting with the children for their mommys and bapas.

An old adage, “A chomengiil a meringel.” My soul was triggered, but I understood, not devalstated. Paul puts it this way:  “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians Chapter 4).  Anxiety is normal to survive. If I didn’t feel some anxiety and fear I should worry about my mental health.

I read or heard this somewhere, I’m.paraphrasing: “Keep your face always towards the sun and let your shadows fall behind you.”  In other words, always try to look at the bright or positive side, and eventually, you will find shadows falling behind you. No matter how difficult your situation is there will always be a way to get past it.

When in pain we find it easy to blame someone or something but that’s a childish thinking. A mature adult will possess a childlike spirit to trust the process. Let go and let God! This doesn’t mean we are free from pain and suffering. We will suffer and we will hurt.  Hearts will break but we have a God we can turn to. “Weeping may last the night, but joy comes in the morning” wrote a psalmist.

May the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY bless our President and his family, the leaders and all the people of Palau. And, Lord Jesus bless the mothers and children. Amen.

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