“My journal is filled with questions. I am learning that I can not only admit that I have questions about life and about myself, but I can also come to God and give them to Him, because He also holds the answers.”—Pam Carbungco
“We fight, but it is the fight of faith not of effort, for our God fights for us and therefore we have perfect peace. We work but it is not we who work, but God who works in us and through us, and therefore we rest. We work as the instrument works in the hands of the skillful workman.”—Hannah Withall Smith (via godsradicaldaughter)
Even when things are rough, I refuse to be overwhelmed by fear. I refuse to be overcome by the Enemy. My Father's love is stronger. His grace is unshakable. I know that what I'm experiencing now are all empty threats. My God is still more than able.
I haven’t been on Tumblr a lot at all lately; I apologize for that. I was caught up with the preparations for my coming back to school and other issues. Now that the first week of classes is over, thankfully, I can post again as often as I could. :) I missed Tumblr a lot. I missed you guys a lot.
Anyway, school has been better than I had been expecting. Everyday, I learn a lot from talking to people, listening to my professors, or by just observing. I always remind myself to see and taste God’s goodness to me in every moment, and I learn from it. Every day is a reminder that I stand only on the solid foundation of His love, that I move by His power, and I function because of His grace.
This semester is not going to be simple and easy. There will be stepping out of comfort zones, meeting challenges, and venturing into new levels, but God’s got me. We are both in this together. I know that He is the reason why I am in university at all, and I know that He finishes what He started.
I believe that it’s the same with you. I may be in university, and you may be at home or work or anywhere at all, but one thing’s the same, beloved: We all have the God of the Universe for us, with us, and in us. That’s what matters.
My grades. They are definitely much, much more than what I deserved, expected and worked for. This could only be grace.
My schedule for this semester. I’ve been given slots to the subjects I need to take. Also, I have more free time, which I did not have last semester.
His love for me and my family.
His on-time and always sufficient provisions.
The rain tonight.
The refuge that I have in Him.
The future He has secured for me.
I had been worrying about many things during the start of this vacation, and now Papa Daddy is making me realize that He had it all together right from the start. He had been making ways for me from the beginning. I’m so amazed.
“Still, give thanks to God, for He is not a God who does things randomly. In every situation, He acts accordingly to promote you and bring you to a ‘better good.’ He does not leave you stuck in your troubles.”—Pam Carbungco, old journal entry
“Remember that God will never promise anything that He is not able to do. He would not have started His good work in you if He will not finish it. Your God is good and faithful. He is the very definition of consistency. You may be believing in things that you cannot see, but because this faith is anchored in Him, it will surely bear fruit, beloved.”—Pam Carbungco, Because it is in Him
“He is not just above
nor down below.
God is more
than just someone
who would swoop down
(so you can feel Him)
when He feels like it.
No, He is
more than anything else,
While you walk and speak,
sleep and sing,
cry and pray
He is close to you.
His presence stays
with you, the one
He loves.”—Pam Carbungco, Even when it does not feel this way
I have a question regarding music. How do you feel about it? With the whole conspiracy of there being the illuminati who can we trust to put in our ears?
Hello, beloved! I really do not know the artists we can specifically trust to put in our ears, but we can trust and rely on the Holy Spirit in making those kinds of decisions. He is our Counselor who teaches us all things. He knows the thoughts of our Father and relays it to us. Because of Him, we gave the Mind of Christ. Trust in Him for the discernment and wisdom for all that you need to listen to, beloved.
This is what I believe also when it comes to the books that I read and people I listen to. :) You’re greatly blessed!
God is indeed good! He helped me. Surely, He never leaves us. Wooh! I'm so so happy today because I can go back to school. After 2 months of suffering and finding someone to finance my needs, He gave me a source and...tada! I am jumping for joy!!!
Ahh! This is great news! Thanks for sharing this, beloved! God is indeed faithful! You’re greatly blessed! Have fun at school!
Hey. I have a question regarding heaven and hell. If the bible says that sinners go to hell and we're all sinners, do we all go to hell? I know that those who accept Christ as their Lord and savior are saved but I still have an unclear understanding
Hello, beloved! Yes, we are all sinners but Christ paid the penalty for all of our sins. We have been redeemed, forgiven, set free and ransomed by Him. It’s all because of grace.
However, God, because He loves us, will not force into us this gift. He allows us a choice to accept Him in faith or not. Those who choose to accept Christ and believe are saved, beloved. (You can read more by clicking the ‘This is for you’ link at the side of my blog.)
I know that this is not too comprehensive. But I’ll add more into this once I log in my laptop. Hope you can wait. :) You’re greatly blessed!
hey there, I really like your blog! I've been struggling with my body image for quite some time now and even though I've lost some weight, I am still very insecure and unhappy with the way I look. I know Christ tells us that we are made uniquely and in the image of Christ but sometimes, my insecurities of the way I look really bug me sometimes )":
Look to Christ and believe in Him, beloved. Really believe in what He says to you about how you are fearfully and wonderfully made, how you are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and how you are so special and unique. He is our Healer— even of our fears and insecurities. Everyday, beloved, remind yourself that God gave you this body, you are beautiful, and you are loved. You can be confident about yourself because Christ is with you.
Heeeey beloved. We’re in the same situation, too. Ü But, see, we also have to trust Jesus about appreciating ourselves. Let God show you how beautiful you are, not just because of your outward appearance but also because of the things that you can do- your smile, your wit, your compassion, and many other wonderful things! :>
Desperate for prayer: i have a knee injury that is holding me back in my cross country training. I need prayer for healing but more importantly faith in the Lord and his timing. thank you
Praying for you right now, beloved! I speak healing and strength in your knee right now in Jesus’ name! He who is seated on the throne right now is your healer. Believe in Him, beloved. You’re greatly blessed!
Please pray for my older sister, younger brother, my aunt and my grandma for their healing and fast recovery and strength. and please pray for me to have strong and deeper relationship with God. Thank you!
Praying, beloved! I speak healing and strength over your family in Christ’s name.
Also, fix your eyes on Jesus and trust Him. Allow Him to reveal Himself to you more and more. I believe that God wants to be in a deeper relationship with you as you do. :) You’re greatly blessed!
Hello! Can you please pray for me? I'm a recent college graduate and am feeling discouraged in my job search so far :/ I'm currently filling out lots of applications, please pray that I remain expectant, faithful, and that I land a great job with these apps!! Thank you :)
Praying for you, beloved! You are favored and blessed by Jesus Christ. I am sure that He will land you in a job not only for the sake of it being a source of income, but also a pedestal in shining His light and love to more people! You’re greatly blessed!
Thankyou for replying, Pam! :) I am the one who wants to write like you. My name's Cha. :) I already created a wordpress account. But I don't know how to start writing. :( I know you can help. Thankyou and God bless you!! :)
Hello, Cha! I’m so happy that you have a blog! Can you share the url to me when you’re ‘settled’? I love reading other people’s posts because they always encourage me. Haha. :)
Anyway, to start writing… write. I used to only write short stories and poems since grade school, but when I had this relationship with Christ, I also started writing down my prayers and everything that comes to my head. Don’t let your own words discourage you— just keep on writing and writing, and then it will be one of the most natural things to do in the world. When God teaches you something and you were able to write it, post it on your blog. I believe that God will use your words to speak to someone who needs it. It’s true for all of us who are in here. It doesn’t matter what style you have, God can use it. Just trust Him.
I hope that God fills your mind with thoughts about Him and His love for you. I hope that you also grow in intimacy with Him through writing. Also, I hope that you realize that you are a writer who is very much yourself. You have your own voice and style, and that is beautiful. :) You’re greatly blessed, Cha!
“Today, I am filled with the grace of my Lord Jesus Christ. I am covered in His magnificent blood. His light radiates from me. Whatever I may face now, I am guarded with the truth. I am planted in the Solid Rock who assures me fully that my standing in my King Jesus Christ is always loved, blessed, favored, and victorious.”—Pam Carbungco, Today