Breadwinners! Here are 4 Tips to Help You Set Healthy Financial Boundaries and Save Money

You know that feeling.

If you are a breadwinner, you know what it feels like to give up personal wants or needs for the sake of your loved ones. You have felt that pressure to say “yes” to a family member asking for or borrowing money when in reality, you needed to say “no.”

Although it’s fulfilling to support your family financially, it is also extremely challenging for many. If you are among those who struggle to set financial boundaries and save money, continue reading. Beyond Small Talk is here to help you!

Entrepreneur, investor, and guest Marvin Germo shares 4 practical tips to set healthy financial boundaries and save money:

Tip #1: Budget your income

While the Pinoys are known for their generosity and love for their families, we are not much known for setting financial boundaries. In the Filipino culture, it’s just normal for the highest earner in the family—also known as the breadwinner, to support the whole household.

However, this habit could create unjust burden and unhealthy financial dependency.

So here’s an encouragement for you: setting financial boundaries does not make you a bad person. Marvin suggests that you budget your income wisely and be firm on how much you would allot for your personal needs, your savings, and the needs of others.

“We are not required to give all that we have then we’d end up borrowing money to buy food or being buried in debt during emergencies. Whatever is in your heart that you decide to give, that’s very amazing already!” he shared.

Tip #2: Identify your needs and wants

Separating what you need from what you want takes a whole lot of self-honesty, discipline, and patience, but it’s important in setting financial boundaries and saving money.

How do you know if an expense is a need or want?

It depends on how and why you use it, according to The Balance. Do you use your Internet connection because you work from home? That’s a need. Do you use it for playing games or browsing social media? Then it’s a want.

“If you really want to save money, remove your wants. I am not saying that you should not enjoy your earnings. What I am saying is, at this season of your life—if you think you need to fix your finances and the only way is to remove your wants—do it,” Marvin said.

Tip #3: Find extra sources of income

Do you feel like you’ve already removed all your wants, you don’t spend too much, yet you’re still short of money and there’s nothing left to save?

Marvin explains that sometimes, the issue is not how much you save. Saving money on a tight budget is possible, but if you’re running out of money all the time, consider finding an extra source of income.

“Use your extra time after your job to find another source of income. We’re sitting on one of the greatest times to be alive because there’s many opportunities that can be found on the Internet. Find something that you can do online where you can make money,” Marvin suggests.

Tip #4: Start dividing your accounts

When you have all your money in one place, it looks like a huge amount. But when you start dividing it into different accounts, each account seems small.

The trick to spending less and saving more is to make your money look small and avoid the feeling of being a “one day millionaire.”

“The trick in your personal finances is to make it look small, that you feel poor, so you work harder again. Try to make it easy for you to invest and save, but try to make it hard for you to spend money,” he shared.

For more practical tips, catch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel!

“Without Relief Goods, We Would Starve to Death.” Typhoon Agaton Survivors Need Your Prayers and Help

The residents of barangay Abuyog and Baybay couldn’t do anything but watch as the raging flood waters sweep away their houses.

Sheila Salanawon couldn’t believe the tragedy right before her eyes.

Her family and her neighbors were crying, some were screaming, while others remained speechless as the catastrophic floods brought by Typhoon Agaton wiped out everything on its path.

“The people were screaming because the flood was sweeping away our houses,” Sheila recalled.

All they could do was to pray for their lives to be spared from the imminent danger and for the water to subside. But when it finally did, the next scenes were more devastating.

All their houses were swept away, and everything was covered in mud. Some areas remain submerged in flood. For the residents, it was a scary sight to behold.

“I am distressed that we lost our home but as others say, what’s important is that we are still alive,” Sheila said, trying to hold back tears and comfort herself.

Together with other survivors, her small family temporarily seeks shelter in an evacuation center in a nearby barangay. They rely on relief goods after losing everything they had.

Sheila shared, “Relief goods are very important to us right now because without them, we would starve to death.”

Thankfully, Operation Blessing visited their community and distributed much-needed relief. Sheila’s family and a thousand others received food bags in Abuyog and Baybay, in Leyte.

Apart from the material relief, the survivors also received prayers and words of encouragement from the team and the volunteers who dedicated their Holy Week to share God’s comfort to those in need.

The residents heard the message of hope that one day, with the help of God, they can all get back on their feet.

After receiving immediate relief, Sheila became more hopeful and shared a message to the team, the volunteers, and faithful partners who continue to support disaster-stricken families.

“Thank you so much, may God bless you all!”

Now that Typhoon Agaton has already left the country, Sheila and other typhoon survivors were left wondering about how to rebuild their lives.

Through your prayers and giving, Typhoon Agaton survivors would receive the help they need and would see that there is hope—through God and through you.

Reach out to your kababayans in Leyte and other affected communities by donating any amount through Operation Blessing’s website, through GCash (Operation Blessing), or through the following 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


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 bless others during the pandemic, you may visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

If you wish to support the entire CBN Asia Family of Ministries, here are the ways to give.

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Healing after Infidelity: How Can You Recover from Extramarital Affair

Have you just found out that your spouse has cheated?

This must be a painful, painful time for you. You feel angry, confused… lost. To you, there are no words to describe this life-shattering news that the person you love and trust had an affair with somebody else.

If you are in this difficult situation, here’s an encouraging message for you today: you can heal.

There is hope for your marriage despite all these things that just happened. It may seem like a far off, distant thing, but it is possible to heal after an affair as you and your spouse take the first steps toward change.

Here are some ways to help you recover from infidelity and rebuild your marriage, from CBN Asia’s Holy Week Special, Tanikala: Paghilom:

1. Pray and seek God’s help

Toni Miranda, played by actress Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz, found herself cheating on her husband John, portrayed by actor Marco Alcaraz. After realizing the weight of her sins, Toni fell on her knees and sought God’s forgiveness. She and her husband asked God to help restore their marriage and heal their broken hearts.

Thankfully, God is in the business of restoring broken things—especially marriages (1 Peter 5:10). Seek His guidance because His desire and design for your marriage is to be strong and healthy.

Pray that He gives you the strength, comfort, and wisdom you need to rebuild a relationship that stands the test of time. Trust that He can do miracles in your marriage and in this situation.

2. Choose forgiveness

It’s hard to forgive after all the texts you’ve read, the pictures you discovered, the conversations you overheard, or the numbing situation you walked into.

John knows exactly how you feel. In Paghilom, John’s world turned upside down after learning about his wife’s multiple affairs. Instead of lingering on the offense or punishing Toni, John chose to fix his eyes on Jesus. He chose to love and forgive his wife.

The pain of betrayal stings like no other, but forgiveness is like the healing balm that liberates you from the wounds of the past. You might struggle to forgive at first, but it becomes easier as you realize that when you needed forgiveness for your sins, God has freely forgiven you.

“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.” (Proverbs 10:12 NKJV)

3. Go to marriage counseling

Throughout their healing journey, Toni and John sought God. They also sought the help of trusted friends, marriage counselors, and signed up for a healing recovery program which helped them address their issues as a couple and as individuals.

Like them, you might want to consider consulting with a trained marriage counselor or family counselors at church. You don’t have to carry the pain alone—seek help. Both of you can make the decision to get some outside help and prayers.

Invest time for your marriage and be intentional in rebuilding your relationship with your spouse. As devastating as an affair is, God does some amazing things when a couple commits to rebuilding their marriage.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” (Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV)

Do you need God’s healing and restoration in your marriage?

We are here to pray for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

If you are blessed by this year’s Tanikala and you want to bless the ministry, you may do so through this link.

3 Thoughts to Ponder When You Find it Hard to Give

What comes to your mind when you hear about someone in need?

Do you think someone else will help them, or do you ask yourself how you can help?

Some people find it hard to give to those in need due to a lot of personal reasons. And if you, too, are struggling to lend a helping hand, here are 3 thoughts to ponder that can help you cultivate a generous heart, from Tanikala: Tugon sa Dalangin—an Operation Blessing Special:

Thought #1: God will provide for my needs.”

Do you hold on to your resources with an iron fist, or an open hand?

Sometimes, people want to give but find it hard to give because of fear. Fear of losing resources. Fear of not having enough for yourself and for your loved ones. Fear of the future.

If fear keeps you from giving, it’s time to ask yourself: Do I trust that God will provide for my needs? Do I truly believe that God will take care of me?

Tugon sa Dalangin featured the story of sisters Janine and Rheine Doña. In the wake of Typhoon Odette, they offered prayers and encouragement to their neighbors—in faith that God will comfort them, too. Their family received relief items when Operation Blessing visited their community.

Trusting God with your needs can free you from fear. Next time you struggle to give, pray. Remember that God loves you and has a better life for you. As you care for others, trust that God will take care of you too.

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NKJV)

Thought #2: “My giving is not in vain. God sees me, God is glorified.”

Some people struggle to give because they feel that their money, time, effort, or love won’t be appreciated.

Whenever you feel this way, ask yourself: What is my motivation behind my giving? Do I believe that God sees me?

If you give to receive praise from other people, there is a high chance that you’d be let down. But when you fix your eyes on Jesus—on being a vessel of His love and grace—you can be assured that your giving is not in vain.

This is what volunteer dentist Dr. Marissa Pascua believes. She joined Operation Blessing’s medical mission in Tacloban where she met Marilou Fabi—who was suffering from severe toothache. Upon receiving free dental surgery and medicines, Marilou concluded that it was God’s hand that led the volunteer doctors to their community.

God appreciates and is pleased with your small acts of kindness. God is glorified by your wholehearted service to others.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV)

Thought #3: “Any help, no matter how small, can change lives.”

Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by the needs of the world that it feels like there is nothing you can do to make a difference? So instead of giving, you hold back—because you think it won’t change anything anyway.

Try to avoid thinking that what you give is not good enough. Focus on the reason why you are giving: Do I give to glorify God? Do I believe that every good thing I have is entrusted to me by God? Do I trust that God multiplies whatever I give?

For instance, giving a small amount to typhoon-affected families may not change their life instantly, but it will give them the food they need to survive the day. In the midst of their helplessness and hunger, receiving any help gives them hope that God answers their prayers.

Instead of finding a job in the city, teacher Irene Bertudez of the Dumagat tribe in Quezon chose to give back to her community. Amid the pandemic, she prayed for school supplies that they can use for modular learning. Her prayers were answered through Operation Blessing partners. These acts of giving continue to inspire Dumagat children bit by bit each day.

So next time you hear of a need and you can do something about it—even if it seems small—give it a try. In the end, you also benefit. God blesses you with a deep sense of joy and purpose that only comes from giving.

“You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:11-12 ESV)

Are you praying for a generous heart?

It would be our joy to pray for you! Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

If you are blessed by this year’s Tanikala and you want to bless the ministry, you may do so through this link. 

Siete Palabras: 7 Thoughts to Ponder About the 7 Last Words of Jesus

Blood, sweat, and tears.

One afternoon 2,000 years ago, Jesus, the Son of God endured shame, pain, and mockery. Hours before He died on the cross, He uttered 7 statements which proved that He is true to His love and commitment to save mankind.

This Holy Week, ponder on Jesus’ 7 last words and remember the love that saved the world:

1. Jesus spoke to the Heavenly Father

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

Luke 23:34 gave a glimpse of Jesus’ heart in the midst of suffering. Despite the unimaginable pain He experienced from the hands of His people, He was still thinking of them as He asked His Heavenly Father to forgive them.

2. Jesus spoke to the criminal

“I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”

In Luke 23:43, Jesus showed that He is a God of forgiveness and salvation. When one of the criminals crucified beside Jesus acknowledged Him as the Savior, Jesus assured the dying man of forgiveness and a place in heaven.

3. Jesus spoke to Mary

“Dear Woman, here is your son!”

Even while confronted with the impending death before Him, Jesus continued to show concern for others, this time, for His mother, Mary. John 19:26-27 recalls the moment when Jesus entrusted Mary to John, one of His trusted friends.

4. Jesus spoke again to the Father and cried out

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

In Matthew 27:46, Jesus’ agony and extreme suffering were noticeable as He neared His death.

But, why? Didn’t He already know His fate?

John Piper of Desiring God explained that Jesus bore the judgment and wrath that was meant for mankind – and it necessarily involved a kind of abandonment. God the Father gave Jesus up to suffer the weight of all sins, and Jesus faced the forsakenness that was meant for His people.

Jesus knew it was coming – and He wasn’t seeking for an answer, rather, He was expressing desolation and fulfillment of the Scripture. All of which can only be understood through the lens of faith.

5. Jesus thirsted

“I am thirsty.”

Hanged on the cross and badly wounded, John 19:28 shows that Jesus lived and suffered in a human body. He felt the thirst brought by the physical effect of crucifixion. And as He knew that everything was finished at this point, He fulfilled the prophecy in Psalm 69:21 by drinking the vinegar offered to Him.

6. Jesus fulfilled the prophecy

“It is finished!”

John 19:30 records the fulfillment of the prophecy. Jesus was sent to this world to live and die for the redemption of mankind from sin. He performed every prophecy that was said in the Scriptures. The Savior’s task was completed. Mankind was saved. It is finished.

7. Jesus spoke His last words

“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!”

In Luke 23:46, Jesus knew that He already won the victory over sins, Satan, and eternal death. Putting His life to the Heavenly Father’s hands, He cried out these words and breathed His last.

The 7 last words of Jesus showed His undying love for mankind. At the cost of His own life, Jesus bought salvation and eternal life for those who believe. As Romans 5:8 says, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Everyone who accepts Him has to fear neither physical nor eternal death. There is now no condemnation for those whose freedom from sin has been given.

Jesus’ finished work is the beginning of life for every man.

Are you willing to accept the salvation God freely gives you? Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center today at 8-737-0-700 and experience the life that is made alive in Jesus Christ!

How to Pray? 3 Keys to Make Your Prayers More Effective

What are you praying for today?

Whatever you may be praying forhealing, restoration of relationships, or provisionyou can be assured that God acts on your behalf. But do you know that the condition of your heart when you pray is such an important factor to bring God’s response?

This Holy Week, unlock the 3 keys to an effective prayer:

Key #1: Simply pray

Prayers are powerfulthere’s no single ounce of doubt about that.

Prayers are powerful because the God who hears them is all-powerful. Likewise, the effectiveness of your prayer does not rely on rituals, length, or big words. Prayers don’t have to be complicated.

So, what does it take for your prayers to be effective?

Simply pray. Do not heap up empty phrases (Matthew 6:7) and simply present your honest self to your Heavenly Father. That said, there is no limit as to when and where you can pray!

Key #2: Pray with faith

Do you pray confidently? Do you pray in faith?

Prayer and faith go hand-in-hand because without faith, it is impossible to please God! (Hebrews 11:6). That’s why when you pray, you must believe and not doubt at all (James 1:6).

If you pray about something yet you still worry about it, isn’t it defeating the purpose of praying? Let go of your worries and doubts.

How to pray effectively? Have faith that there is a loving God who hears your prayers. Have faith that He will answer. Have faith that whatever you are praying for right now, know that it is safe in God’s hands.

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24 ESV)

Key #3: Pray with thanksgiving

Through prayers, bodies are healed, relationships are restored, lives are transformed.

That’s how good God is. Though God can do miracles through prayers, praying is not just about presenting your requests to God; it is also an opportunity to worship God and reflect on His goodness.

Saying “Thank you, God,” covers a lot of things. First, it is a powerful act of acknowledging that God is in control. Second, it pleases Him when you pray without ceasing and give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

So if you’re praying for something and it’s a yes, a not yet, or even a loving no from God, pray with thanksgiving. After all, whatever the outcome is, God is worthy of praise and honor.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6 ESV)

But before you focus on the results of your prayers, know that praying is a blessing itself. Imagine, you’re given an opportunity where you can commune with the Creator of heaven and earth!

As you pray, remember that though God wants to bless your prayers, He does not want you to place your faith in the outcome. He wants you to place your faith in Him.

This Holy Week, witness how a faithful God answers faithful prayers. Watch Tanikala replays Habang May Ngayon on April 14, Isa Pang Hiling on April 15, and Suklob on April 16, on GMA Pinoy TV and TBN.

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How to Trust God during Difficult Times?

Are you going through a challenging season in life?

How do you remain unshaken when the struggle is very, very real?

It is easy to trust God when everything in life goes well. But when life takes an unexpected turn, you might find yourself struggling to put your hope in Him.

To encourage and help you reflect this Holy Week, here are 3 tips on how you can grow your trust in God, even in difficult times:

Tip #1: Know God’s character

Who is God in your life?

What are His plans for you?

Do you believe that He is trustworthy, loving, sovereign, and kind?

It’s hard to trust someone you don’t know. Thankfully, the Bible will help you discover who God is.

Once you get to know God’s character and ability through His Word, you will know that He is fully able to deliver (Psalm 34:17). Knowing His unchanging character will help you trust in Him during changing times.

Tip #2: Build a personal relationship with God

Whatever it is that has shaken you today; whatever it is that does not go as you planned; whatever it is that makes you worried, frustrated, or even scared—you are faced with an important question: do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?

It’s not easy to go through trials, but a personal relationship with your Savior gives you a different perspective in life. As you pray constantly and persevere unwaveringly, you begin to trust that God is with you, and that He is in control.

“…And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20 NLT)

Tip #3: Cling to God’s promises

Who is blessed according to the Bible?

Those who keep God’s Word and seek Him with all their hearts.

“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.” (Psalm 119:1-2 NIV)

During trying times, you can cling to this truth and to the hundreds of truths in the Bible. Allow God to remind you of who He is and what He promises to you.

Let His Word help you grow in faith and trust Him, even when, and especially when times are rough.

Are you having a hard time trusting God during difficult times?

God wants to give you a peaceful heart today. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to uplift you through prayers.

This Holy Week, be inspired by people who continue to trust God during difficult times. Watch Tanikala replays Habang May Ngayon on April 14, Isa Pang Hiling on April 15, and Suklob on April 16, on GMA Pinoy TV and TBN.

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4 Safe and Meaningful Ways to Observe Holy Week in the New Normal

How did you spend the Holy Week during the pandemic?

You may have spent the last two years cooped up in your own home—waiting and praying for the pandemic to end so you can observe Holy Week the “normal” way you would.

Like you, many Filipinos missed visiting churches, going to prayer mountains, or simply spending a relaxing vacation with their loved ones.

Things will be a bit different this year.

As travel restrictions ease, churches have resumed religious activities while more and more people are travelling. In fact, the Manila Bulletin has reported that the government is preparing for the biggest Holy Week traffic surge.

If you’re wondering how you can spend a safe and meaningful Holy Week during the new normal, consider these 4 ways:

1. Spend time with God

The world needs your prayers, always.

Whether as an individual or as a family, the new normal is a season to spend more time with God. Close that door, open the Bible, and meditate on God’s Word.

Ask, “What have I learned during the pandemic? How can those experiences lead me closer to God? Jesus, what can I do to be more like You today?”

Apart from praying for protection, provision, and continuous healing of this nation, may your prayer times be as what CBN suggests on their article titled Lent: What Is It Good For? The days of Lent and Holy Week are a time of meditation, fasting and repentance. It’s a time to wage war against desires that may be contrary to God’s Word.

2. Spend time with family

Spending quality time with your family is one of the many things you can do during the Holy Week.

It doesn’t have to be a lavish out-of-town trip. You may simply gather at home and watch shows that foster good family values like forgiveness, or shows that teach what it means to give and share love like Jesus.

It could be a perfect time to express love, restore relationships, and create meaningful conversations with your family members.

3. Be wise and obedient

As you set foot once again onto the busy roads, remember that the threat of being exposed to the COVID-19 virus is still present.

Stay informed about the rules implemented in your community, churches, and the places you plan to visit—and obey them accordingly. Spend a safe and meaningful Holy Week by observing basic rules such as wearing face masks and practicing social distancing.

Show how you value your God-given life and the lives of others. This Holy Week, honor God through your actions wherever you go.

4. Extend help

Aside from spending time with your loved ones, God also calls His people to show compassion to those who are in need.

You might feel as if the pandemic is over. You might think that everything is going back to normal. But truth is, many of your kababayans are still struggling because of the pandemic.

Observe a meaningful Holy Week by sharing hope to families in need. Support them by giving to humanitarian organizations, like Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines. As you experience more of Jesus this Holy Week, let others experience His love through you.

May you have a safe and a meaningful Holy Week!

Do you want to know more about Jesus, and the real meaning and importance of Holy Week in your life?

Know Jesus by visiting this page.

If you need prayers and encouragement, we are here for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to [email protected].

CBN Asia’s Tanikala Brings You Inspiring Stories of Hope and Healing with “Tugon sa Dalangin” and “Paghilom”

CBN Asia brings you inspiring stories of hope and healing in its much-anticipated Holy Week Special—Tanikala: Tugon sa Dalangin which airs on Maundy Thursday, April 14, and Tanikala: Paghilom on Good Friday, April 15, at 10:30 am on GMA.

In Tugon sa Dalangin, disaster survivors and families affected by the pandemic recount moments of helplessness and how God answered their prayers through Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm.

This Operation Blessing Special is hosted by The 700 Club Asia hosts Erick Totañes and Sonjia Calit. Erick narrated, “When we bless others, we are blessed in return. If we join our hands together to be the ‘answered prayers’ of our kababayans, God’s good plan for our nation will come to pass.”

Sonjia added, “It’s a cycle of blessing that grows bigger and wider—until finally it reaches to the ends of our nation.” Tugon sa Dalangin is directed by Timmy Yee.

For Good Friday, top-caliber actors and real-life couple Marco and Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz are back in another heart-tugging, true-to-life story of a marriage tarnished by infidelity, in Paghilom.

Lara plays the role of Toni Miranda, an ambitious wife who fell into a cycle of adultery. Toni’s husband John—portrayed by Marco—bears the brunt of his wife’s affair and was ultimately torn between revenge and forgiveness.

Paghilom is directed by John Valdes Tan and Seth Blanco.

Witness stories of hope and healing in Tanikala: Tugon sa Dalangin on Maundy Thursday, April 14, and Tanikala: Paghilom on Good Friday, April 15, at 10:30 am on GMA.

Join our online conversations and use the hashtags #Tanikala, #TugonSaDalangin, and #Paghilom.

For more inspiring stories, subscribe to the CBN Asia’s YouTube channel and spend a meaningful Holy Week by watching Tanikala Rewind—a YouTube marathon of previous Tanikala offerings.

Feeling Hopeless? Here are 3 Ways to Overcome and Find Hope Again

Are you losing the reasons to keep going in your life?

Perhaps, you have experienced a series of challenges that left you feeling weary and defeated today.

No matter how bad things might seem right now, know that you can always overcome. Beyond Small Talk is here to help you!

Learn these 3 tips to find hope again amid challenging times, from guest Ruther Urquia who has also gone through rough patches in his life during the pandemic:

1. Trust God

Your situation today is not the end of your journey. Keep on believing that God is weaving these challenges to lead you to the best destination. The roadblocks you are facing today are part of your journey toward a purpose-driven life.

“You should not measure your life with just a single episode. God is using all events in your life to create His plan,” Ruther explained.

Trust and believe that these circumstances will eventually turn out to be your great testimonies that would bring glory to God and uplift others in the future.

2. Choose to thank God

You are probably in this season of your life when happiness seems a blurry choice to make, but there is always room for gratitude.

You can always choose to thank God for your life today regardless of your situation.

“You can choose to be happy,” Ruther remarked.

It may not be the breakthrough that you are expecting but choose to thank God for He has sustained you all this time. Hope is possible when people choose to look at the blessing of life and daily provision for whatever you need.

3. Continue to have a grateful heart

In the face of hopelessness, gratitude has the power to give life.

Letting go of what was lost and being grateful for what you still have can keep you grounded and hopeful. Remain grateful every day and remember that your all-knowing Heavenly Father can turn things around in His perfect time.

God will never abandon you even in this season of your life.

“Whatever you’re going through, God is with you,” Ruther encouraged.

So, the next time you feel defeated, frustrated, and even dismayed in your life, remember to fix your eyes on Jesus. With His help, you can overcome. You will receive the unshakable hope from Him amid your challenging season.

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” (1 Peter 5:10 ESV)

Are you experiencing a tough time in your life lately?

Let Jesus comfort you. Begin your steps to peace today!

And if you need someone to talk to about your challenges in life, we are here to pray for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

Stay tuned for the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

See you there!



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.


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


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.


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