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“Con mis manos levantadas hacia el cielo
Me presento ante ti hoy mi señor
Para recibir de ti la fuerza y el poder
Para vivir junto a ti
Llenas hoy mi corazón con tu presencia
Llenas de alegría y paz todo mi ser
De cualquier necesidad tú me responderás
Porque me amas, me amas”
“With my hands raised to the sky
I present me before you today my Lord
In order to receive from You the strength and power
To live together with you
You fill my heart with your presence
You fill me completely with happiness and peace
Whatever I need, you will respond to me
Because you love me, you love me”
This week was one of those weeks that I was so glad to be done with. Exams, work, and a teacher certification week made this week a very draining week to say the least. Yet, I’ve realized a couple of things throughout the craziness that was this week. The first is that I don’t have to rely solely on myself and second God will always somehow provide the strength for all of us to get through anything that may come in life.
I was a person who often went through and kept things to himself. I wouldn’t tell anyone about my weeks or how incredibly burdened I was at times. I don’t know what it was, but I always had this feeling that I was on my own. Well, I learned that we don’t have to go through the hard times in our lives alone. It’s ok to share your burdens with other people. I guess I always had this mindset that I didn’t want to be a burden to other people or I just didn’t want to make it seem like I was complaining all the time. However, sharing our hardships with our fellow brothers and sisters, if anything, builds that relationship even further. It’s funny how that took me 4 years of college to finally even begin to learn that.
But ultimately, I learned that God somehow does provide the strength for us to get through our craziness. Even when we don’t believe He will, He gives you exactly what you need to get through whatever obstacle. That’s what the above song reminded me of. I have a God who is not only willing to listen to me, but provide me with strength and happiness like no other. If that doesn’t show us God’s love, then I don’t know what will. Honestly, those lyrics above are really simple but truly embodies what God has been doing in my life and everyone else’s as well, no matter what we are going through. Where it really helped me was when I was stressing out not only about what I knew I had to do, but the results even after I was done with my tests and exams. Not knowing about the future just gives me this sense of fear because I want to know everything. I don’t want to be surprised, but isn’t it ironic that when we are surprised the most, we see God’s amazingness the most. That’s why I’m thankful God is providing me with more and more peace because that’s what helping me to get through everything even though so many things are unsettled.
I guess at the end of it all I have to remember this: “When we come to God, we make requests; we don’t make demands. We come with high hopes and a humble heart. We state what we want, but we pray for what is right. And if God doesn’t give us what we necessarily want, we accept it because we know “God will always give what is right to his people.”