Sunday, November 06, 2005

Be Afraid Not

The Board exam has started today.

I haven't been studying. I think I'm overly stressed, it's not something that I deal with very well.

Went to Wen's church today. The pastor read out this passage:

"Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame.
Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
You will forget the shame of your youth
and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood."
~ Isaiah 54: 4

I was stunned. It was the exact same passage I happened to come across in the bible when I opened it the other day.

I felt as though it was speaking to me. God was speaking to me.

I shouldn't be afraid. (Easier said than done, yes.) If I have to fail, if I have to re-sit the exam in February, so be it.

Or else, there's always Malaysia.

I thought God had forgotten about me just because I had forgotten about him. But it doesn't work that way.

"For a brief moment, I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,
says the Lord your Redeemer."
~ Isaiah 54: 7-8