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Faith in the Unexpected

In our world today, there is a belief that good things happen to good people. The fruit of our deeds, in a sense, is a just reward. However, when something unexpected happens, whether good or bad, who do we bless, or, perhaps the better question, who do we blame?


Recently, I received an envelope tucked underneath my office door. My colleague handed me the envelope and said it was addressed to me. I didn’t recognise the sending address or the name of the sender in question, but opened the letter, and to my surprise, enclosed was a cheque with the simple words, “please find enclosed cheque for...where most needed”. The last three words left an impression on me that stayed on my mind the remainder of the day.



Where most needed.


For those of us who believe in a God that blesses his children, we ought to be blessing Him in return, instead of being quicker to blame Him when things go wrong, In fact, it says in Scripture,


Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”


- Psalm 34:8


In other words it is God who ultimately protects us from our surroundings, and is inherently good, a Divine refuge for our souls; the Lord who does not inflict suffering on people in spite of them, but actually shields us from further fatalities on the road of life.


So the next time something unexpected happens, have faith in the God of the unexpected.

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