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Bellarocca Moment
Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 8:01pm
By: Faith Fernandez Aranton

As I gazed at nature's most exquisite display of sea, sun and mountain, I could not help but sigh. And that sigh was a humble prayer, a silent wish. No poetic litanies. No spellbinding aria. Yet I know that at that moment, that sigh made it to God's listening ears. And it was all He needed to hear.

A sigh of thankfulness for God's faithfulness. Like the waves, trials and challenges had come, gone, oftentimes lingered. Like the sea, God's unfathomable faithfulness had pulled me through and brought me to shores of safety.

A sigh of humility and acceptance and trust. I cannot know and control everything. But God knows. And He is in control. No matter how confusing and heartbreaking certain things may be sometimes, God is making me go through them for a reason. And while I may not be privy to His reason, I can completely trust that everything will turn out right. That God has my best interest in mind, all the time. Just as the sun bows down and gives in to the coming of nighttime, so must I. Not bowing down blindly. But submitting based on knowing that my God who is greater than the sun, the daytime and nighttime has everything under control, under His care.

A sigh of hope. God himself promised that "weeping may happen for a night, but joy always comes in the morning". The evening will soon fade and give in to the coming of a new day. The sun shall return and burst into glorious sunrise...tomorrow. There is always tomorrow.

A sigh...my sigh was all God needed to hear.

A sigh was all I needed to do.

And everything felt right with the world.

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