I was having coffee with a friend last week and we started talking about how the world we live in is full of pain and suffering. People around us getting sick, being hurt and diagnosed with terminal cancer. The news is filled with horrific stories and brutal attacks to innocent people. Sometimes it’s so hard to find God in these stories. But then our conversation shifted to talking about how life shouldn’t be about seeing the negative in the world around us, but rather focusing on the blessings we have in our lives.
I remember sitting in the Mawanga Church of God one Sunday and hearing person after person going to the front of the church to share testimonies. I remember one woman sharing how she was so sick with malaria and didn’t have the energy to get to the clinic for treatment but yet she thanked God that she was able to make it to get what she needed so she could come to church on Sunday to worship her Saviour.
As my friend and I were reflecting, I couldn’t help but think about how it’s so easy to see the bad around us in the world. We are bombarded with negativity all the time and sometimes it’s hard to see God’s blessings that flood our lives every single day.
But God really does shower us with his blessings continually throughout the day. We just have to make the choice to see his provision and protection in our lives. When I think about the widows and orphans that are a part of ROWAN, I can’t help but be reminded of the incredible hope and joy that God has brought into their lives. Many of them have come from some very difficult and hard situations. Yet they choose to worship a God that provides. This is something that I desire to do daily: to see God’s blessings, even in the small things.
How can you help?
Please consider sponsoring one of the widows or orphans from Eastern Uganda. You can help to provide them with opportunities that they would not have the chance to experience. Through your sponsorship, ROWAN will provide education, health care, entrepreneurship, and many moments where your sponsored widow or orphan will experience the love, protection and blessings of God.
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”