Comic by tacticianjenro
Comic: Fear And Love
“Peace could come at quite a cost, so we won’t build a bridge across..Fear is easy, love is hard.” -Jason Gray, in his song here.
After so many months, I finally decided to make a new comic, the first one being here.
These are some of my thoughts about how often we don’t give others a chance, or even dismiss them as hopeless. I think, If God loves us so much we should do our best to see others as humans with souls, who are still never too far from redemption. I know how He loves me, and I don’t want that love being held back to myself. Well, I know that’s tough but…I’d prefer to choose to live a life of love..
“I receive the abundance of the grace of God and His gift of righteousness.”
It’s so much easier to wallow in sadness and blame. I could keep looking back at the past and see so much of the opportunities I have missed. I could focus on my lack, and listen to words that tear me apart. And I know it is easier to curl up in a ball in the corner or beat up yourself.
I guess, in this generation we have there are so many things to distract us from what our Father in heaven really thinks about us. Or we can get distracted, instead of drawing from the springs that He offers we turn to other things instead that could leave us dry.
Things are getting a bit complicated. I’m not sure but, for some time, things have been the same. Some might say there isn’t any visible “sign” of growth… A tangible sense of improvement, a “better” person, exactly. But it isn’t really about that, right?
“This is not about what you’ve done, but what’s been done for you.”
Sometimes we get so caught up on what we’re missing…what we don’t have… what we feel isn’t right, that we forget about the arms of love wrapping around us and holding us tight, keeping us together.
The arms of love.
The arms of Jesus Christ.
It’s been a year since I’ve wrote this short story called “The Cycle of Being Better” and since then it has still been the same. The weaknesses and the failures of man, cause us to think so low of them when despite of those failures and weaknesses that man is still loved. Still a treasure in the arms of Christ.
“For I know the plans I have for you, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
This is one of the famous verses from the Bible: Jeremiah 29 verse 11. Well, I take Him for His Word that this is what He really is – He thinks good towards us and wants to give us a bright future, to fill us with hope.
Yesterday, I was listening to some of my classmates’ conversations. They were talking about their dreams – what they were dreaming of becoming in the future, and how life’s circumstances somehow make that seem impossible.
Just had to think of a nice blog post title.
I don’t know about your views, but, I know how optimistic most people can be. I see their point and how they seem so positive and that’s a nice thing – to think on the bright side. However, they seem to put you down for not being positive like them.
You know, like, when they go saying things like ‘be happy’, and ‘you can do it‘, with this big smile on their face and give you a pat on the back and you seem to see how confident they are with their life and they seem to belittle you for not being like them.
And that’s what I sort of frown on – that dark side of optimism where people get their pride up on you.
I know, sounds like words coming from someone who’s a bit weak-willed and so downright pessimistic.
But, isn’t that what someone who’s lacking hope would feel like?
Smiling on the outside, trying to be this optimistic, normal and happy person, but on the inside, he’s being attacked by his insecurities and the traits of pessimism that perhaps, he grew up with, adapted from his surroundings, or from his lack of hope and confidence in his own.
Key to sucessfully living the Christian life!
The above link is a post I’ve found in WordPress that I could relate to. And something that I am still opening my heart to. I’m sure you will relate to it as well.
On a side note, I have a lot more plans for Greyskeil Rainbow, so I hope you guys stay tuned! I’m sure God has plans for this blog, too. By the way…time sure runs fast…and I’m turning 18 soon. Well, that’s really weird. I pray that this blog would grow, as I grow in the presence of the Lord throughout the months and years to come.
For everyone who has submitted their feedbacks about the blog, thank you so much.