學會笑對人生，喜樂面對明天 - 吳淑如
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I Learned To Be Joyful To Face Tomorrow - Windy Ng
I grew up in a poor family; nine of us lived in a small unit. My parents were busy at work; my brothers and sisters always argued; our household was inharmonious. Because of lack of love and care from my family, my personality was introverted, low in self-confidence, and shy. Therefore, I didn’t like to make friends with others. I would not dare to disclose my family background even to my closest friends because I was afraid that they would look down at me. Moreover, I had low self-value and no goal in my life. I didn’t know what was the value and meaning of life. I kept all my unhappiness in my heart. I didn’t know what was joy and happiness. There was no smile on my face.
Thanks to the Lord Jesus that I met Him during high school. I knew the Lord Jesus loved me, and He died on the cross for my sins. The love of the Lord Jesus is so real, and I am touched by His love. My personality has been slowly changed. I am no longer introverted and low in self-confidence; I become more cheerful and have smiles on my face, and I am willing to make friends and to share my joy and sadness with them.
I have believed in the Lord Jesus for more than 25 years. I have gone through many stages of my life which has the ups and downs, for examples, stress from school and exams, marriage and childbearing, mortgage, helplessness of negative equity, stress from work that had given me suicidal thought, the sadness and pain from my younger daughter was at the edge of death during 2003 SARS incident in Hong Kong, the fear and suffering from experiencing four surgeries in three years, difficulties of immigration in 2013, and etc. All these experiences no longer make me cry. The reason is I have learned to be joyful by relying on the Lord daily, praying to Him, and having a happy heart to face everything. Thank you Lord for having experienced lots of Your grace and the peace and joy from God. In the bible, Psalm 23 says, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” These scriptures have become my encouragement and comfort.
Today I can smile and be joyful to face tomorrow because I have the blessings from the Lord in my life, and He can give me strength to face everything and walks with me through this life journey. May the Lord, who loves you, come into your life and bless you, too.
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