Your Creator can see things in you that other people cannot see. Sometimes people will try to push you down or make you feel insignificant. Sometimes our own thoughts will try to convince us that we don’t measure up. But God looks beyond the surface, beyond the mistakes you’ve made, beyond what somebody said about you and sees your incredible value. You may think, “I’ve messed up. I have blown it. I have failed. I’m all washed up.” No, God still sees more in you. God doesn’t just see what you are; He sees what you can become. You may have made some mistakes, but God still sees victory on the inside of you. People may have tried to push you down, but God sees you rising higher.
The idea of assisted suicide has been a topic of much buzz and debate which caused me to think “Is this even moral? How is it not an infringement to human rights?”. Prevalently, there are of course two sides to this argument. Whether one is for, or against euthanasia of individuals who choose to die than to suffer from an incurable disease.
First and foremost, incurable diseases that cause a slow death include Alzheimer’s, Spinocerebellar ataxia, and other neurodegenerative diseases that are linked to the nervous systems. People suffering from these will at a stage not be able to control their movements, their thoughts and their speech. I guess that’s what people mean by choosing to die rather than hanging on to live that short remaining period of years, months or even weeks.
But the question is, why would people choose to end their life immediately and why should society accept this ruling? Why should euthanasia of humans be even made legal in this paradoxical world that we live in? Yes, one side may say that it’s the basis to human rights. Why live the remaining time suffering and becoming a burden and liability to the ones around them?
"But why choose to die when you were born to live till you’ve reached the end of life?" some may question.
"But why choose to live when you’re suffering and will eventually die from the disease itself." the other fights back.
The latter stands firm to argue that choosing to live while suffering isn’t living at all. A life lived breathing doesn’t equate to a life worth living. How is, not being able to control one’s bowel movements, one’s freedom of speech and one’s thoughts, a way of living? All is but them relying solely on a machine to live while being a burden to their loved ones. And they pushed on, “Why would you want to die having such agonizing memories when you can choose to die a glorious and unshameful manner?”
The former can only contend with one reason that is undebatable. “God created our lives, so only He can end it. Who are we to choose our death time?” And besides, having the courage to live till you’ve reached the end should be applauded for, for such a glorious death. Being able to fight the thought of assisted suicide is one of the most courageous act of life in their remaining days.
Well, the stubbornness in me has of course led me to stand on the side of being against assisted suicide. Nonetheless, this food for thought is open for discussions and all views are warmly welcomed.
"Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” — Colossians 3:22-24
For months I’ve been placed a huge burden in my heart. And it gets inevitable of me to ponder that some walks in life are so dark and lonely that it feels like the light is so far away. People around are always bringing me down and words of hurt are not spared.
It got me thinking, “What am I doing so much for? Why does it seem like the more I love God, the more I’m doing things to please people.”
The whole concept of loving God is to please Him. Why is it so hard to love His people?
It never struck me that I was away from Him from all the burdens overwhelming my heart.
I want to renew my consecration in Christ. I don’t want to do things out of obligation but of love. I don’t want to walk this journey alone but to share this burden with a soul or two. I don’t want to lie to God that everything is fine anymore. I just want Him wholly in my life.
I’m so thankful God placed Siowmay in my life. No words can describe how amazing she has been and I pray that she will always be surrounded by angels sent by You. Always! :’))) Thank you Jesus!
You decide how you live and your feelings will catch up with it later. You can’t wait to feel like it. Everything in God’s entire economy is “believe first and see later”. Believe that you receive and you will get it. — Joyce Meyer
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. — Mark 11:22-24
I believe that I have been made right with God through the blood of Christ. I don’t care how I feel but I believe what God has said in His Word more than I believe in how I feel, more than what I think, more than what people say to me or about me. This is where I stand, I believe in the Word of God.
Thank You Jesus:
- for the day I got saved
- for seeking me during my first encounter
- for rescuing me from a near-death experience
- for filling me with love
- for healing me of hurts
- for mending my heart
- for a pure and open heart to reach out
- for believing in me when I doubted myself
- for beautiful angels around me
- for You
”But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,
that no flesh should glory in His presence.” — I Corinthians 1:27-29
How humbled and privileged to be serving in His kingdom where His love is so pure and His presence is so tangible.
I am who God created me to be. No more, no less. I am made perfect in the image of His eyes and all weapons that come against me shall not prosper.