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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Surviving the Waves of Difficulty





The moment I jumped out of the boat, I knew I was in trouble. The waves were so high and so ferocious that I immediately found myself kicking my legs and flailing my arms helplessly. I tried to cling on to the boat knowing it’s my comfort zone and so long I didn’t let go of it, I’ll be fine.

Until with bruises on my arms and legs bumping on the boat, I decided to let the waves carry me so I could at least enjoy the beauty that the sea could offer. With the safety of the life jacket, I allowed the waves to lug me amidst the beauty that surround me.

Life is like that.

As we traverse life, we would encounter waves of tribulations that would toss and turn us around mercilessly until such time that we would find ourselves bereft of the will to fight. The boat represents the people whom we would try to cling on to in order to survive the ordeal. But, at the end, we really have nothing but the prayer, which is the life jacket that would help us.




As we allow the life jacket just to carry us through, then we would see the beauty hidden by the waves- the purpose and the lessons of the problems. We know that whatever happens, the life jacket would not allow us to succumb and get drowned with our sorrows.

Along the afflictions, the meaning is not lost. There would be bruises and scars, wounds that may never find mending, and pains beyond healing. However, the lessons will be carved forever in the heart.  

12 comments:

  1. Great story, especially when you can survive after jumped out of the boat. thank you for share about this

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  2. What a great way to look at things!! I love this so much!

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  3. Woww! Very different perspective.

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  4. Elizabeth OApril 06, 2019

    You have such a great story dear.All these obstacles in life are just spices. Enjoy the journey!

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  5. We all have difficulties and struggle in life, but keep in mind these are not permanent. Keep going and don't give up.

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  6. It is a great way to look at things. I really liked your point of view.

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  7. It's easy to forget that everyone has difficulties. Thank you for sharing this post with us

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  8. This was really thoughtful and insightful. People who survive what life throws at them end up stronger and wiser than they were before

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  9. The only way to survive is to be strong and keep going. Such inspiration!

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  10. I understand your point and it is a great attitude to have!

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  11. Thank you for sharing this, it was beautifully written. Some obstacles may seem impossible to complete but you just need to keep trying and stay strong and you'll get it done!

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  12. Yes, waves are like our challenges and ups and downs in life. BUt we get through!

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