4 Blessings and Benefits of Home-based Learning – Beyond Small Talk

What was your reaction when you first heard that classes will reopen despite the pandemic?

If you were among the parents who have already expressed their opposition and frustrations about the distance learning that will take effect this school year, your reaction is quite normal.

In fact, thousands of parents, students, and groups tried to “cancel” the idea and petitioned for #AcademicFreeze, furthering the digital divide.

However, it looks like there is no turning back. Schooling will push through even outside the typical face-to-face, classroom scenario.

To help ease the doubts and worries you may have, Beyond Small Talk host Felichi Buizon is here to help you list down the blessings and benefits that come with home-based learning.

Benefit #1: Health preservation 

No parent would want their child’s healtto be compromised.

Now that classes will be done in your household, your child can stay safe at home and stay away from higher exposure to the virus. If your child has other health conditions, with home-based learning, you can monitor them and watch over them better.

Benefit #2: Opportunity to strengthen the family 

Home-based learning gives you more time to be with your loved ones, especially if your family is one of those who haven’t spent time together because you are too caught up with life’s busyness.  

“This is a time that we can get to know our children better and they can get to know us better. And why is this needed? Experts say that children learn more when they are in good terms with their teacher. With terror teachers, children’s minds tend to shut down. No learning takes place,” says Felichi.

Instead of scolding or mere lecturing your child, have a caring conversation with them. Ask them how they are doing because they, too, are affected by the pandemic. They, too, lost their connection with friends, teachers, and their normal way of life.

Benefit #3: Motivated learning 

Because your child’s learning takes place near you, you now have the chance to encourage them and develop their love for learning.

To Felichi, excitement is contagious, that is why you can inspire your child to learn by joining them and showing that you are excited for them. 

You don’t need to take over their tasks. Allow them to be independent in completing their assignments. However, you can motivate them to adhere to their class routine and reassure them that you always got their back when needed. In return, you may get a deeper appreciation of your child’s learning experiences.

Benefit #4: Extra time to enjoy their hobbies 

Piano, guitar, or dance lessons?

Home-based learning buys your child extra time so they can pursue their other interests and hobbies. Felichi, who is also a homeschooling parent, suggests that you allow your child to enjoy and explore other things that could expand their skills.

“If you have pre-schoolers, let them play! Experts say that playing is important for their growth. If your child likes to dance or play musical instruments, you can help them look for online tutorials and lessons, Felichi said.

It might take time before you and your child could fully adjust to home-based learning. But what good would it bring if you focus on what’s lacking or missing?

Allow yourself and your child to focus on the good things that you have at hand. Allow yourself to be grateful, prayerful, and faithful – in lack and in abundance.

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV)

Let us know what you think about these benefits, and feel free to add more!

Join the online discussion and don’t miss the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk as Felichi talks more about how you can support your child’s home-based learning. Catch the new webisode on October 3, 2020, at 7:00 PM on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Do You Want to Increase Your Income but You Don’t Know Where to Start?

Are you looking for ways to increase your income even amid this pandemic? 

If yes, then you’re in the right place!

Here are Beyond Small Talk guests Vic and Avelynn Garcia to share with you 3 simple yet significant ways to help you learn more and earn more during this crisis. 

1. Know God’s plan for your life

The well-known Jeremiah 29:11 verse says that God knows His plans for you, and His plans for you are good. But, do you know exactly what those plans are? 

Knowing God’s plans and purpose for your life will help you realize His will for your finances. And how would you do that? By calling unto God – as told by the succeeding verses:

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:12-13 NIV)

Instead of calling the Lord, we tend to call our friends or someone who would lend us money. God becomes our last resort,” says Avelynnemphasizing the importance of seeking God first before venturing into any business.

Seek God and ask Him what venture you must take, when, where, and how you can take it.  

2. Pray with all your heart

You don’t know what to do? Tell God. You have no idea how you would earn money? Tell God and ask Him for wisdom.

If you are wondering whether you should get a new job, put up a new business, or take another sideline – here’s the good news: God knows which path is best for you.

So before you plan your next step, Vic suggests that you pray with all your heart and ask, “God, can You tell me what You know so that I could do Your will?” He added, “With the limited time and resources that we have, we cannot afford to guess and commit many mistakes. 

3Do not forget to give tithes and offering

During a financial crisis, it might be extra challenging to let go of any peso. Yet according to Avelynn“Most of the time, you go broke because you do not give to God. 

When you allow God to intervene in your finances, He will surely bless your obedience. After all, all things work together for good to those who love God, isn’t? That is the same promise Malachi 3:10 brings: 

“‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 

Are you asking God for wisdom about your finances?

Allow us to join you in prayers. You may call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

Has this article blessed you? Let us know in the comments section below.

Stay tuned for the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Hey there, Young People! Here are 3 Questions to Ask Yourself if You are Dealing with Peer Pressure

Hey there, Young People! Here are 3 Questions to Ask Yourself if You are Dealing with Peer Pressure

Do you always hear phrases like “Come on, just do it!” or “Don’t you want to fit in?”

You want to fit in, to be part of the group. That’s cool. After all, humans are designed to belong and connect with each other. But sometimes, people end up doing something they know they shouldn’t do just to fit in.

You’re not alone. Peer pressure is something that can happen to anyone. It happens to kids, even adults, especially to young adults like you.

While it is true that people are called to love their neighbors and know how to relate with them, does this mean that we should do anything just to get along with everybody?

Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you deal with negative peer pressure:

 

Question 1: “What will be the outcome?”

Right now, you are open to so many options, so many things, and your decisions could lead you anywhere.

If your friends are pressuring you into doing something you won’t normally do, ask yourself: “What is going to happen if I do this? Am I ready to accept the consequences?” Count the cost, consider the risks of giving in to the pressure. They can have serious consequences not just to you, but to other people as well.

Exodus 23:2 reminds people to not follow the crowd in doing wrong.

If someone is making you do something you’re uncomfortable with, it’s okay to say no.

It’s true that taking a stand for what is right might make people unhappy with you, but that’s ok. What’s important is you do what God wants you to do.

Question 2:Am I surrounded with the right people?”

The people around you help form your character. As the old saying goes, “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

So, if your peers are pressuring you into doing something you don’t want to do, or something that could hurt you, perhaps it’s time to ask yourself if you are with the right people.

Ask, “Am I with the right people that will help me get to where I want to be in this life, or this relationship would only lead me to destruction?”

Likewise, the Bible was clear that even the most well-intentioned individuals can be led astray by those with bad character.

“Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33 NASB)

That’s why it’s important that you surround yourself with positive influences – people who genuinely want the best for you and will help shape your behaviors according to what is good and pleasing to God.

Question 3: “Who am I trying to please?”

Contrary to popular belief, vulnerable people are not the only ones who can be pressured to do what the world wants over what God wants. Even those who have a healthy relationship with their families could fall to bad influences.

Why? People often fall into negative peer pressure because they think they could find happiness in social acceptance. But that kind of happiness is short-lived.

Gaining the approval of a corrupted world means giving up the true happiness that comes from God’s approval.

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10 NIV)

 

It’s never been easy living in a world full of pressure.

But don’t worry!

God will be with you. He is the best friend and companion because He will never pressure you in doing anything that is bad for you.

May you have the courage to stand your ground. Pray, and trust that God will always empower you to resist any temptation, any peer pressure.

“Put into practice what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions. And the God who gives us peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:9 GNT)

Are you suffering from peer pressure?

The CBN Asia Prayer Center is here to listen and pray for you! Call us at 8-737-0-700 or send a message to our Facebook page.

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Wondering How You Can Deliver Life-Saving Food to Tribal Communities?

Marinel Selvano of the Dumagat-Remontados tribe had high hopes for her children. She wanted them to grow up safe, happy, and healthy.

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Sadly, all her dreams came crashing down when the pandemic hit the country.

Like most katutubos in General Nakar, Quezon, Marinel makes a living by planting crops of vegetables in her garden. She grows ginger in their backyard to sell.

Marinel lives up on the remote highlands of Sierra Madre and hikes for hours to reach their town proper so she could sell her harvest.

Due to movement restrictions, Marinel could not go to the town and sell their crops. The mother worried about how she could feed her children in the coming days.

“We are stuck in one place and we do not know what’s happening out there aside from what we see on TV and hear on the radio. We are scared and struggling to feed our children,” she shared.

And then came hope!

Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, visited their community in Barangay Lumutan in General Nakar, Quezon bringing with them life-saving food for the people of Marinel’s tribe.

Together with the Philippine Army and DLL-SAGAD Off-Roaders group, Operation Blessing crossed 14 rivers and hiked the steep mountains of Sierra Madre.

But the long and difficult trek was worth it – Marinel’s children and 200 katutubo families will now have food on their table in the coming days!

More than the material relief, the beneficiaries received words of encouragement and prayers from the team, giving them hope and strengthening their hearts.

“We already ran out of rice that’s why I am so happy that we received your food bags. It also warms my heart that there are people like you who would travel far and wide just to reach and help us,” Marinel said.

The pandemic has pushed many families, especially our indigenous kababayans, to the edge of starvation.

Thankfully, your giving can transform communities and serve as their strength during these trying times!

You too can deliver life-saving food to tribal communities and families in need, even from the comforts of your own home, by partnering with Operation Blessing.

Donate online, via GCash (Operation Blessing), or through these bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.:

Banco De Oro (BDO)

Peso Account: 003-000-055-279

Dollar Account: 103-000-11-3333

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Union Bank of the Philippines

Peso Account: 00-216-072163-9

Dollar Account: 13-216-000170-0

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

Metrobank

Peso Account: 270-3-27050273-4

Dollar Account: 270-2-27000282-4

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Peso Account: 3001-0040-33

For more information on how you can give, send a message to Operation Blessing’s Facebook pageor contact 0939-921-5543 and 0918-906-7753.

You can also support CBN Asia’s entire Family of Ministries through this link.

Are You Childless and Praying for a Baby?

Are You Childless and Praying for a Baby?

If you are, then perhaps you can relate to Lorelie Zablan’s story.

Lorelie could not count how many times she had prayed and hoped for a baby. When she and her husband married, they wanted to get pregnant right away.

Are You Childless and Praying for a Baby?

But, after six long years of trying, the couple still remained childless. They eventually found out that Lorelie has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which prevented her from conceiving.

“The egg cell doesn’t multiply; it is not enough for me to conceive. I was also thinking, what if my husband looks for another woman because I cannot give him a child? I was so scared,” Lorelie shared.

Are You Childless and Praying for a Baby?

All her horrors came to life when her spouse confessed that he was having an affair.

Scared, frustrated, and devastated, Lorelie spiraled into depression. She couldn’t help feeling that she failed as a woman and as a wife.

She recalled, “It came to a point where I asked my husband, ‘Am I ugly? How could you do that to me?’ He said the problem was not me. But when you’re in that situation, how else would you think? I didn’t know what to do.”

Lorelie got an answer while watching The 700 Club Asia.

Inspired by the encouraging prayers of the hosts, she got in touch with the CBN Asia Prayer Center. She poured out all her emotions, hoping that one day, her miracle would come.

Are You Childless and Praying for a Baby?

“I texted my prayer requests to the Prayer Center. I was praying for a baby and asking God to restore my marriage,” Lorelie said.

The prayers from the Prayer Center inspired Lorelie so much that she wanted to share the comfort she received. Partnering her prayers with obedience, she decided to donate 500 pesos every month to the ministry. She also learned to forgive her husband.

“God helped us fix our marriage,” Lorelie said. “My husband asked for forgiveness and showed me that he regretted all his actions.”

 

Are You Childless and Praying for a Baby?

Two months after she watched The 700 Club Asia, Lorelie became pregnant!

She gave birth to a healthy baby boy and named him Elijah Dave – a symbol of God’s hope and strength in their lives.

Are You Childless and Praying for a Baby?

“God surprised me! My husband and I burst out crying. It was an unexplainable feeling. Even though we had problems in our marriage, God still blessed us with a child.”

Lorelie once longed for a baby. Now, her heart is overflowing with the testimony of God’s miracles and blessings!

She continued, “When I saw my baby for the first time, I could not contain my happiness. I felt whole. Nothing is impossible with God!”

Are You Childless and Praying for a Baby?

Like Lorelie, are you childless and praying for a baby?

Waiting is not easy, especially when it is beyond your control. Thankfully, those who wait and trust in God will have the strength to press on.

Don’t give up on your miracle. Keep on praying, believing, and standing firmly on His promises!

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14 NIV)

Allow us to join you in prayers. Feel free to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

Job Hiring CBN Asia

Social Media Producer (Batang Superbook)

Job Description:

-Plan and create content for assigned social media platforms

-Responsible for the brand’s growth on assigned social media platforms

-Moderate comments and messages on assigned platforms

-Plans video and photoshoots; produce excellent and engaging photos/videos

-Strong storytelling skills and creative flair

-Able to produce content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as needed

Job Qualifications:

-2+ years experience in journalism and/or social media/ video production

-Knowledge in social media marketing and content creation

-Deep knowledge of Instagram and YouTube

-Excellent communication skills in person and in various written formats (English and Filipino)

-Ability to multitask, work under pressure and beat deadlines

-Up-to-date with Instagram and YouTube trends

-Knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite is a plus

-Knowledge in Photography is a must

Interested? Send, fax, or email your resume to:

THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

CBN Asia Inc., P.O. Box 2572, MCPO, 1265, Makati City

Fax No. 8818-1620 | E-mail: jobs@cbnasia.org

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

If you bruised your knees, they could heal fast.

An emotional wound, however, could linger for a very long time.

A broken relationship, a traumatic experience, or a limiting belief in yourself could all add weight to your emotional baggage. They are absolutely hard to deal with and they can prevent you from living a joy-filled life.

While healing from your emotional wounds is a challenging journey, remember that you have the power to change your story! Here are 5 tips to help you let go of your past and thrive your way through emotional healing:

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

1. Acknowledge your emotional wound

Do your emotional wounds hijack your creativity, productivity, and even the way you think? Perhaps it’s time to acknowledge and accept your pain.

Being honest to yourself and accepting that you have these painful wounds are powerful keys to your healing.

It doesn’t have to be a Level 10 kind of a pain to be called difficult – it could be the little things: a childhood memory, stress at work, hurtful words, or just day-by-day problems that have accumulated and affect your mental health.

Today, have the courage to admit out loud that something has affected you. Have more “courageous conversations” with yourself and with other people as well.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

2. Find rest and relief

How do you find rest? How often do you rest?

If you had a hard time answering those questions, then it is time to take a break from your pain and find relief, Psychology Today suggests.

Some people find relief in arts or sports, others feel rested when they travel or engage with nature. There are also people who find rest and relief from their wounds when they start to forgive.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

3. Seek help

Someone is in deep anguish since he lost his job amid a pandemic. He’s been holding on to that emotional wound for months, to the point that he cannot eat nor sleep. But when people ask him how he is doing, his answer would always be: “I am fine.”

His situation sounds familiar, right?

Most people have been like Someone in one way or another – saying that they are fine even when they’re not.

You need some time alone to heal from your emotional wounds, but it is also important to allow other people to help you. Do not hesitate to reach out to your trusted friend or family member, or even seek support from mental health professionals.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

4. Understand and learn from your experience

Now that the event is over, perhaps, you can look at the situation from a more logical perspective?

After going through a traumatic event, a stressful situation, or any event that caused your emotional wound, it is likely that you only thought of that experience in one way.

Try to understand your situation more clearly and consider the reality above any assumptions that you might have been making this whole time. What was true? What was not? How did it play out in the end? What did you learn from the experience? Discover new perspectives that you can get from that experience.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

5. Allow God to heal you

You cannot change your past; it will remain the same. What you can change is how you look back on your past. It might be difficult to let go and heal deep emotional wounds but with Jesus, you will get there.

Your Heavenly Father can lift you up (Psalms 146:8), strengthen you (Isaiah 41:10), and heal your emotional wounds (2 Kings 20:5). Bring your burden to God and allow Him to help you transform your life for the better.

As Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

Are you struggling to heal from your emotional wounds?

Let JC Ronato’s newest single, Maghihilom, comfort you! Produced by CBN Asia’s music arm Reverb Worship PH, this song will inspire you that true restoration and healing come from God. Maghihilom will hit the airwaves this July. Follow Reverb Worship PH on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube for more updates.

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster During a Pandemic – National Disaster Resilience Month

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster During a Pandemic – National Disaster Resilience Month

July is National Disaster Resilience Month in the Philippines to promote preparedness among Filipinos during catastrophes.

During a pandemic, disaster preparedness is more complex now. So, here are some tips that can help you and your family be disaster-ready while on a public health emergency:

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster During a Pandemic – National Disaster Resilience Month

1. Ready your enhanced emergency kit

Aside from the basic emergency and food supplies kit that includes food, water, clothes, radio, first aid supplies,  flashlights, whistles, and important documents, you would need additional supplies.

Ready.gov  recommends adding COVID-19-related necessities such as masks, face shields, and prescribed medicines to your emergency kit.

It is important to maintain the emergency kit, always check if the medicines and food supplies are not expired. Keep the kit in a cool dry place.

Keep your emergency bag easily accessible in case of an emergency evacuation.

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster During a Pandemic – National Disaster Resilience Month

2. Follow the minimum health standards

After preparing your supplies, learn the basic practices against COVID-19,  just in case you would need to evacuate to a safer, but more public area.

To help you remember these practices, the Department of Health’s (DOH) BIDA Ang Solusyon sa COVID-19 promotes the four behaviors to fight the virus:

B – Bawal walang mask

I – I-sanitize ang kamay, iwas hawak sa mga bagay

D – Dumistasya ng isang metro

A – Alamin ang totoong impormasyon

By doing BIDA, you ensure the safety of your whole family in a disaster during a  pandemic.

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster During a Pandemic – National Disaster Resilience Month

3. Pray for God’s help

Above all these preparations, you need God. Typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other catastrophes are uncontrollable situations, but God is always in control. So leave it all to God through prayer!

You can always seek God’s protection amidst unprecedented times of pandemic and calamities.

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.” (Psalm 46:1-2 NLT)

Do you want to be secure of God’s protection? Start your journey of faith today!

Visit this page and call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

We are already halfway through a challenging 2021, how are you holding up?

If you are feeling a bit down and blue and in need of lifting up, CBN Asia is here to bring you a refreshing blend of Filipino contemporary Christian music that is worth adding to your playlist!

CBN Asia’s music arm, Reverb Worship PH, presents four brand new singles to inspire hope, strength, and encouragement for you and your loved ones — Maghihilom, Love & Light, 2 AM, and Pansumandali.

In Maghihilom, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter JC Ronato delivers the message of hope pretty clear: true restoration and healing come from God. Maghihilom will hit the airwaves this July.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Rising artist Joselle Feliciano sings about the crucial role of joy and positivity amid difficult times in Love & Light. Get ready for some love and light in September!

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Actor Neo Rivera takes worship to a whole new level with his latest single titled 2 AM, featuring Jericho Arceo. Coming this October, the song’s catchy rap verses are assurances that your tears and fears are valid and that there is a loving God who embraces your imperfections.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

In Pansumandali, promising new artist Shekinah Gram reminds everyone that everything is temporary and fleeting. This December, Pansumandali is your wonderful reminder that though people and feelings come and go, God’s love is constant.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Get ready to stream Reverb Worship’s upcoming songs in the coming months!

Stay tuned and be sure to catch the songs on their release dates. Follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more updates.

Are You Struggling to Forgive?

Are You Struggling to Forgive?

If you are struggling with forgiveness, then you can relate to Angeline’s story.

What would you do if you were given an opportunity to go to college?

Most people would agree that a good education is a ticket to a brighter future. But for Angeline Gacosta, it is a perfect plot for revenge.

Are You Struggling to Forgive?

Angeline went to college and took up Criminology because she wanted to have a gun. She thought that maybe a gun could protect her from bad people, from abusers… from her own father.

To say that Angeline hates her father would be an understatement. Time heals all wounds for some people, but for Angeline, the pain her father inflicted on her still stung even after all these years. His beatings. His cruel words. She remembers everything as if they were just yesterday.

“I did not feel that my father ever loved me because of the things he did to me,” Angeline lamented.

Are You Struggling to Forgive?

But more than the bruises and wounds from his fists, Angeline’s father did what no father should ever do to an innocent child. Angeline was molested by her own father.

She was too young to know what was “normal behavior” then, but she felt what her father did to her was wrong. What hurts her more is that her mother knew about it, but she did not do anything to stop him.

“My mother was in denial about what happened. Growing up, I had to force a smile or a laugh to hide all my fears,” Angeline cried. “I told myself that I will not be a girl. I will hide my pain and would never let any man touch me again.”

Are You Struggling to Forgive?

Dread overtook Angeline when she realized that their home had not been a safe place for her growing up. The trauma and the horrible memories from her father’s abuse and her mom’s denial of it left Angeline angry, confused, scared, and scarred for a long time.

To mask her pain, Angeline dressed and behaved like a man. She took all the rage she felt toward men and tried beating up her younger brother. The pain affected almost every area of her life.

“I took up Criminology because, with a gun, I could protect myself from men,” Angeline confessed “Eventually, I realized that taking that course just so I can avenge myself was wrong.”

Are You Struggling to Forgive?

However, her epiphany wasn’t enough to dissolve all the hate in her heart. Angeline spiraled into depression and decided to end all her miseries.

“Before jumping off our school building, I prayed, ‘Lord, why did this happen to me? Why is my family like this?’” Angeline recalled.

Do you, like Angeline, struggle to forgive? Do you find it difficult to let go of your painful past?

Trust that God can set you free!

Believe that there is a loving God who can help you let go of any pain or bitterness. Believe that He can mend your brokenness and make you feel whole again!

Are You Struggling to Forgive?

This has been true to Angeline. Just before she jumped off the building, God spoke to her heart.

She remembered, “The wind blew, and I heard a voice saying, ‘Hold on, My child. I love you. I am here for you.’ It was the first time I heard God’s voice.”

Angeline got to know God better when she joined Youth with a Mission – a Christian movement that helped her realize God’s purpose for her life. As she experienced God’s transforming love, she also learned to forgive her parents and herself.

“I had to release forgiveness so that I could forgive myself, too. If it wasn’t for God, I never could have forgiven my father. I never would have asked the forgiveness of my brother,” Angeline said.

Are You Struggling to Forgive?

She discovered that time doesn’t heal all wounds – forgiveness does. And if you are struggling to forgive someone who hurt you deeply, Angeline has a message for you:

“We just have to embrace life’s challenges and allow them to point us to our faithful Lord. Troubles come and go, but God’s love remains forever,” Angeline ended.

Are You Struggling to Forgive?

Come to Jesus and let Him help you break free from the shackles of your past. Call upon Him and let His power lift all your heartaches, pain, and unforgiveness.

God is willing to give you a new heart – a heart that truly loves and truly forgives. Just ask for it!

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)

Do you also want to experience God’s love and restoration?

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Devotionals

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What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.

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The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3

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What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.

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The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3