When the Pain of Loneliness is too much to Bear, Where do you find Rest?

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No friends.

No family.

No home.

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This terrible loneliness in Bong’s heart led him to resort to taking drugs to numb his pain and escape his misery.

It was his only comfort.

But whenever the euphoria that drugs give fades, he would be in gloom again.

His only wish was to be a part of a happy family. He wanted to feel loved.

Bong Hermosa was left with his physically abusive and alcoholic father when his mother decided to leave them. With every punch that he gets from his dad, his hatred got deeper.

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Desperate for peace that he couldn’t find at home, Bong decided to run away and ended up to be a street kid. Later on, he became one of the rugby boys in Cubao.

The perilous life in the street exposed Bong to an unfavorable lifestyle. He learned to steal and got into drugs.

He sought for rest but met chaos and emptiness instead.

Bong was eventually taken to Boys’ Town when his father took the initiative to look for him. He lived with other boys who had the same grudges as his.

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This made him realize how broken he was.

It wasn’t long until he finally found what he was searching for. He happened to watch The 700 Club Asia and encountered the God of healing.

Bong surrendered all his pain, resentment, and hatred before God. Tired of living a life full of bitterness, he broke into tears as he joined the prayer for salvation. He repented from his sins and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

His yoke was lifted.

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He finally found true peace. Bong got reconciled with his father and later on served God as a Missionary in Hong Kong. He also ministered through music as a Papuri singer.

Like him, someone might be on the verge of giving up in life while you are reading this. Or you might be.

Are you willing to be used by God to reach out to them? Or would you respond to God’s love through our stories of inspiration?

Can you relate to Bong’s life story? Or do you know someone who shares the same struggle in life? Call us at 737-0700, if you are in Metro Manila. If you are outside Metro Manila or the Philippines, you can contact us through the CBN Asia Prayer Center. We would love to hear your story.

This post was originally published in our Love the Word, Live the Word 4.0 Specials.


  • Mae Doctor

    Like Bong, I’m in a situation that I want to give up. I feel desperate and alone. But God always give me comfort, he is my strength specially if I feel down and no solution in my my problem. I know nothing is impossible with God and he will help me

    • Thank you, Mae for sharing your personal experience. God is not yet finished with you, the best is yet to come! God wants to give you rest. He wants to refresh and restore your soul—your mind, will and emotions. Jesus said, in Matthew 11:28 NLT version “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” When we release our cares and concerns to God, He promises to take care of them. Jesus loves you, Mae. Receive the rest that He has promise and enjoy His presence His blessings. Feel free to contact our 24/7 prayer center, we’d love to hear from you. God bless you.

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