I Feel Hopeless and Worthless, Is There Still a Chance for Me?

What would you do if you feel hopeless and worthless? Would you give up or would you still hold on to the promises of God?

Myrna Dalag spiraled into a deep depression and blamed herself for the misfortunes that her family experienced. She even had suicidal thoughts because she lost hope completely.

Life became a burden for Myrna after she got into a motorcycle accident. Her injuries brought great discomfort, and due to financial problems, she could not afford medical check-ups and medicine. They often turned to herbal products and home remedies because this was all they could afford.

Myrna often thought about taking her own life and would sometimes tell her husband JR to leave along with their children. Feeling worthless due to her injury, she thought her family should let her suffer alone.

Like Myrna, have you lost all hope?

Do you feel like your life no longer has meaning?

This was a very difficult situation for her. But despite the difficulties of their life, Myrna was blessed because JR decided to stand by her and show her love. He hoped that life would get better as long as they are together.

A glimmer of hope sprung out of their dire situation. One pastor from a local church, Pastor Pio Arce, partnered with Operation Blessing during the pandemic and extended help to the tribes in their area.

They decided to give goods to the families in the area when they heard of the story of a woman dealing with pain in her leg – Myrna.

She was filled with darkness in her heart and had lost all hope. In her eyes, nothing can be done in her situation.

But God intervened through the help of Operation Blessing, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia.

With the help of Kalayag Childcare and Youth Community Center and Operation Blessing, Myrna received a free medical checkup at the Tebow Cure Hospital. They found out that she had a broken bone in her hip and she needed metal plates to be inserted.

“Myrna was so hopeless, but suddenly a group of people came to her rescue,” Pastor Pio recalled. She thought she was a lost cause, but God has more pages in her story.

She underwent the operation through Operation Blessing’s Life-changing Surgery Project.

After the surgery, Myrna’s life was never the same. After going through multiple treatment processes, slowly, she recovered. From just sitting down and being unable to move, Myrna can now stand up and move slightly!

Operation Blessing visited Myrna again to check her recovery. Aside from the free surgery, they also provided Myrna with basic items for her family.

Not only did she experience physical comfort, but she was also introduced to her great comforter – Jesus. She received Jesus as her Lord and Savior and this gave her a new life, a renewed sense of hope and purpose.

“Thank you very much, Operation Blessing! Without you, there would not have been a solution to my problems,” Myrna exclaimed.

With a grateful heart, she now faces life with hope and faith in God.

Her situation changed, her mind was renewed, and her life was restored through the help of the Lord and faithful partners of Operation Blessing.

Her story shows that there is hope for the hopeless and His name is Jesus. If you feel hopeless or worthless, hold on to God and find comfort in the truth that He can rescue you–for He loves you.

“He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.” (Psalm 107:20-21 NIV)

Do you want to help people like Myrna to get back up on their feet? Consider donating to Operation Blessing and supporting their mission to bring God’s love to those who need it.

Visit CBN Asia’s website www.cbnasia.org to know more about the CBN Asia Family of Ministries and how you can support.

God Rewards Generosity

Have you ever hesitated to share your blessings because you were worried about running out?

Leila Custodio knows exactly how you feel.

She is a single mother and an early retiree when she decided to partner with Asian Center for Missions (ACM) by supporting them financially.

“My kids were always reminding me to slow down on using my money,” she said.

Leila first heard of ACM when she attended a mission awareness seminar at her church. The vision and mission of ACM reignited her dream of becoming a missionary, prompting her to support the ministry financially.

“I am amazed at the sacrifice of the missionaries and what they do for the Lord,” she said.

Leila had no source of income, and she wasn’t even eligible for her pension yet. But that did not stop her. Every month, she faithfully gave Php 300 to ACM.

But it wasn’t always easy for her to keep giving monthly.

At times, Leila questioned if her small contributions made any difference, wondering if she should continue giving.

Do you also feel like your generosity doesn’t make a difference?

Despite those doubts, Leila stayed true to her decision. She trusted that the Lord would provide for her. So, she kept giving to the ministry.

“I believe in what the Bible says that if you sow generously, you will also reap generously,” she shared.

And the Word proved true in Leila’s life! She received five times more than what she had given through her investment earnings. And guess what? Her retirement pay remained untouched!

This incredible blessing inspired Leila to increase her monthly donations to ACM, compelled by the understanding that God blesses us so we can bless others.

And what Leila experienced, you can too. In God’s economy, giving enriches us. So, don’t hold back!

In His Word, He says,

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)

Join us in supporting and sending missionaries to spread the Word of God across the nations. If you desire to make a difference and be part of this incredible mission, partner with us today!

If you find yourself in a season of financial struggle and need prayers for God’s provision, we’re here for you. Our 24/7 Prayer Center is just a phone call away. Reach out to us, and together we’ll seek God’s guidance and provision in your situation.

Are You Praying for a Child?

For some couples, having children and building their own family is one of the greatest blessings of marriage. Along with planning where to live, parents plan the names of their kids, how they will be raised, and what school they will study in.

Imagine preparing all of these and realizing that it might be difficult for you to have a child.

This is exactly how Katrina Calmona felt after her doctor told her that she had PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), a condition that can affect the ability to conceive.

Katrina has always dreamed of becoming a mother even before she married Orven, her husband. She desired to experience the excitement of pregnancy and having a happy household.

After their wedding last 2015, they have been trying to conceive but kept failing.

This caused Katrina’s frustration. Aside from her hopes being let down, her batchmates are either on their second child or celebrating their first pregnancy.

“A few of my relatives were asking when I’m planning to have a kid,” she recalled.

Although it was not the intention, this put a lot of pressure on Katrina.

There were comparisons left and right.

Despite what she was going through, she did everything she could to be healthy and waited patiently for her prayers to be answered.

After 2 years, the test results finally came back positive. But when they were about to celebrate, it turned out to be a false positive. The doctors checked and saw that Katrina’s womb is empty.

This devastated her even more.

Instead of losing her faith in God, it encouraged her to trust God even more.

Katrina and her husband continuously watched The 700 Club Asia, which they said became their encouragement during their struggle. And just in time, they chanced upon an episode about a wife who had PCOS but still got pregnant after waiting patiently.

“It uplifted my heavy heart, and renewed my hope that if I trust God, He will answer my prayers at the right time,” she said.

While she was waiting and trusting God, Katrina continued to support God’s ministry by donating to CBN Asia. She gave 300 to 500 pesos monthly, saying that her salary was not big, but she still wanted to give back and plant a seed in God’s work.

“God does not look at the amount of what you donate, He sees your joy when you give.”

After just one year, the Lord has already answered their prayer. This time, the test came back as a sure positive. They named their baby Zoe Bliss.

After all the ups and downs they experienced, Katrina learned that she should not allow the pressure to dictate her timeline.

“We should trust God because He knows better than us. He knows when we are ready and settled to receive what we are asking for,” she added.

Other than blessing her with a daughter, the Lord continued to show favor in her life. Katrina was able to buy two properties in the Philippines.

She could not express how thankful she is to The 700 Club Asia for encouraging her to get through the tough times of her life.

If you are praying for a child or you are going through a challenging season, Katrina leaves an inspiring message for you, “I believe that God already has a plan for our life, and in the end, we should be thankful for it.”

The answer to Katrina’s prayer didn’t come when she expected to, but she did not lose hope.

She kept praying and waiting. Eventually, her blessing came at God’s right time.

God can answer your prayers, too.

Get to know Jesus and let Him prepare you for what you’re praying for.

As Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Let God use you to encourage others. Reach out and partner with us.

Sailing Through Life’s Challenges: A Young Fisherman’s Struggle

We are not all in the same boat.

Not everyone has the privilege of having a good life.

That’s why it’s important to be kind to one another.

We need to help each other get through various life challenges.

Witness the story of a young fisherman named Mark Toco, one of Operation Blessing’s beneficiaries.

Mark, 19 years old, is a grade 12 student from Barangay Estrella, Nauhan, Oriental Mindoro. At such a young age, he has no choice but to be a working student. He works as a fisherman to support his sick mother, who continues to recover from a stroke.

“We need money to sustain our needs, so I decided to help my mom,” Mark said.

Every day is a battle for Mark. He always sails to the sea to catch fish to earn money.

His mom shared the same sentiments, “I feel sorry for my son. As a parent, I should be the one helping him. But it’s the other way around; he’s the one who’s helping me instead.”

Another unforeseen circumstance tested Mark. Because of the oil spill and fishing ban in their place, Mark struggled to earn for himself and her mother.

“It was difficult for us because we didn’t know how to earn money other than fishing,” Mark said.

“Sometimes, we would share a can of sardines all day so we would have something to eat,” her mother said.

When the news broke, Operation Blessing immediately responded to the needs of 500 families in Oriental Mindoro. Mark and his mother were among those families who received food bags from Operation Blessing.

The team also had the privilege to share God’s love and pray for them.

“Thank you for helping our barangay. This is a big help to us,” Mark happily shared.

His mom thankfully said, “I thank the Lord for always taking care of us. I also want to thank Operation Blessing for sharing God’s Word with us.”

Kindness can change someone’s life for the better. We may not be in the same boat, but when we choose to be kind, we can help each other see a richer, brighter future ahead.

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” (Proverbs 11:25 ESV)

Do you want to share your kindness by helping our kababayans like Mark? Give to Operation Blessing and be our partner now!

Is There Still Hope for the Separated?

When there is too much pain due to abuse, self-hate due to disrespect, and hopelessness due to empty and broken promises, letting go seems like the best option.

This has been Helen Geronimo’s situation when she chose to be separated from her husband, Napoleon.

Spending her 34 years in marriage as a submissive wife made her feel worthless and unstable due to her husband’s maltreatment.

“My husband was verbally abusive towards me. That’s all I could say. I was not physically abused but the verbal abuse hurt. The wound got deeper every time I felt worthless,” Helen recalled.

Can you relate to Helen’s pain? Instead of receiving love, honor, peace, and protection from the person you made a lifetime commitment with, you end up suffering from hurt and trauma?

If you feel miserable and overwhelmed by the pain you experience, find comfort in knowing that the Lord sees your sorrow and counts your tears (Psalm 56:8).

If setting a boundary in the form of separation would mean safety and sanity to you, let go of your fears and worries. Focus your eyes on Jesus.

Jesus is always there inviting you to come and rest in Him as you surrender your cares upon Him (Matthew 11:28-30).

When you commit your life to the Lord, you can overcome depression and hopelessness just like what Helen experienced.

He will also send help to you to show you more of His power in your weakness and helplessness.

This has been true with Helen when God led her to contact the CBN Asia Prayer Center.

“I’m so thankful to Prayer Center. It’s like I have a family,” she shared as she looked back on how God used the Prayer Center to journey with her during a painful moment of her life.

“When they comforted me, it felt like it was God who was comforting me,” she added.

And as she was going through the devastating pain that their separation brought, she did not stop praying for her husband, too.

“My prayers for him were not for us to reconcile, but for him to be reconciled to the Lord for he has lost his relationship with the Lord,” Helen recalled.

As Helen emptied herself to God during their separation, she allowed Him to just move and do His will in her life and her husband’s life. And that’s where the impossible happened.

The Lord encountered Napoleon and started to change his heart.

He even tried to win her heart again like what a suitor does to the lady that he loves.

Helen was so grateful for how God can truly work miracles in someone’s heart, “Thank You, Lord! I never saw my husband like this before. And every day, He is transforming my husband.”

If you are losing hope in your marriage or your family, let this story cause hope to arise in your situation.

Jesus is always there to give hope for He himself is the Hope that is an anchor for our soul.

No matter how painful, messy, and dreadful your circumstance is, God is always willing and able to come through and bring miracles over your life, your marriage, and your family.

Turn to God and believe Him for the impossible!

If you are praying to God to manifest His transforming love in someone’s heart, and you need prayers and encouragement, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is always available for you.

Feel free to chat with us at CBN Asia Messenger, call 8-737-0-700, or text 0998-590-0620.

For more inspiring stories of hope, miracle, breakthrough, and healing, watch The 700 Club Asia on GMA Network every midnight, from Monday to Friday.

You may also follow The 700 Club Asia Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

If you are moved to partner with CBN Asia, we encourage you to donate at cbnasia.net/give.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13, NIV).

How Desperate Are You for Healing?

People who are desperate for healing are in immense pain and brokenness. Whether it’s emotional or physical, whether the scars can be seen or not–Jesus is the Healer that everyone desperately needs.

And He showed Himself true in the life of RJ Alvarez.

RJ thought that love could only be shown through providing the basic needs of your loved ones, like food and shelter. He didn’t spend much quality time with his parents because while he was growing up, they were busy making ends meet.

At first, he understood why his parents had little time for him. But because he was craving belongingness and attention, he looked for them somewhere else.

That’s why he grew up under the influence of his friends–but it wasn’t a good kind of influence.

Not only did RJ learn how to gamble and speak bad words, but his eyes were also opened to pornography and premarital sex. The innocence of his childhood was forever gone when he engaged in it during high school.

Despite this, RJ was a good student. He studied hard. He had a dream to fulfill, which is why he worked as a tricycle driver at a very young age. So, it wasn’t a surprise when he graduated with a degree in Criminology without any academic problems.

But the bondage of sin was still present in his life. He once thought, “It really feels good to follow the desires of your flesh.”

Not until he suffered from an illness that even doctors couldn’t explain: he had difficulty urinating and defecating. On some occasions, he would bleed when he moved his bowels.

“I was desperate at that time. I was desperate to get healed and desperate to get my life back together,” he said.

Out of desperation, he tuned in to one of The 700 Club Asia’s segments. Peter Kairuz was leading the audience to a prayer of salvation, and RJ found himself raising his hands and crying to God.

“After that prayer, I experienced the peace that transcends all understanding,” he said.

That encounter changed RJ’s life forever. His condition wasn’t instantly healed, but his determination to obey God was immediate that he decided to correct his sinful deeds.

That was when a miracle happened.

“As I followed the Lord, I started reading the Bible and did my best to apply what I learned. It was only later that I realized I was healed from my condition.”

RJ was once desperate for healing, and Jesus healed not only his body but also his heart, mind, and broken soul. Now he is whole.

God can make you whole, too.

He can heal you, too.

Know Jesus today and let Him heal you and transform your life.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18 ESV)

You can be an instrument for people desperate for God’s touch by partnering with us today.

Are You Worried About Your Family’s Future?

Nelia Ansaldo used to be.

The combined income from her sales agent job and her husband’s work as a mechanic was not enough to meet their family’s needs. They constantly struggled with financial lack, leading to ceaseless anxiety for Nelia.

“It’s exhausting to always chase after money. It pains me to see my family in this situation,” she shared.

There came a time when Nelia couldn’t even provide her children with school allowances, intensifying her fears for her family’s well-being.

Do you relate to this? Keep reading to discover how Nelia overcame this challenging situation.

To alleviate her stress, Nelia would often watch the television. One night, she stumbled upon The 700 Club Asia.

“I was deeply moved by a testimonial from someone who gave her last money to the ministry. She received more blessings in return,” she shared.

This experience inspired Nelia to give, despite her own financial struggles. She was inspired by the work of the ministry, particularly Operation Blessing, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, in helping kababayans in need.

Armed with courage, she set aside a small amount from her depleting funds and entrusted it to the Lord by donating to the ministry.

“Lord, may Your will be done,” she prayed as she gave.

Through The 700 Club Asia, Nelia and her husband also discovered their faith in the Lord and began the habit of reading the Bible. She learned that no amount of wealth can replace a relationship with God.

In just a few days, blessings started flowing into Nelia’s life. Her sales commission tripled due to the numerous memorial plans she was able to sell. This helped them pay off their debts, send their children to college, and renovate their home.

“The Lord provides for those who seek Him and those who help others,” she shared.

Ten years have passed, and Nelia continues to faithfully support God’s ministry through CBN Asia.

If you find yourself facing financial lack, may Nelia’s story inspire you. What happened to her can also happen to you.

God is capable of blessing us abundantly. He is a generous God. In His Word, it says, “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap.” (Luke 6:38 ESV)

Even in the face of difficulties, put your trust in God. Place the future of your family in His capable hands. Remember, you are not alone in this journey. If you are in need of prayers, our Prayer Center is available 24/7, ready to offer intercession on your behalf.

Help more people like Nelia know Jesus, partner with us today.

Does God Answer Prayers Instantly?

God responds to prayers according to His perfect timing, which is never too early or too late. He is even capable of answering prayers instantly, without delay, like how He did with Sammie Villagomez.

A year before Sammie’s graduation, his parents made the difficult decision to stop his studies due to their family’s financial situation.

Being the eldest among four siblings, Sammie felt the weight of responsibility to support his family. Determined to finish his studies, he attempted to juggle a job and his studies, but he struggled.

Desperate to find a solution, Sammie allowed a friend’s family to “adopt” him. He thought this was the key for him to finish his education and then secure a stable job. And he did graduate.

However, despite securing a diploma, Sammie could not find a job. His efforts were in vain. This failure led him to spiral into depression.

“I was able to graduate but I could not even secure a job. I am the eldest but I felt like I was useless,” Sammie thought.

Like Sammie, do you feel useless? Are you discouraged by what’s happening in your life right now?

Remember that God has created you with a purpose and He’s not done with you yet. He will meet you in your point of need—just like how He did with Sammie.

Because God knows the thoughts and pleas of Sammie, He encountered him one night.

Sammie chanced upon an episode of The 700 Club Asia, where Coney Reyes was inviting the viewers to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

He went along with the prayer and accepted God wholeheartedly. But the prayer didn’t stop there. Coney interceded for those seeking employment and Sammie, who could relate so much, prayed with her.

Then God answered him in an instant.

While Sammie was still praying, his phone rang. Surprisingly, he received a job offer from one of the firms he applied to! Overwhelmed by God’s swift response, he cried—believing it was God, and He is real.

“That was the turning point for me. That was the beginning of the growth of my relationship with Him,” Sammie joyfully recalled.

After an exam and interview, Sammie got the job.

Meanwhile, the CBN Asia Prayer Center helped him become a part of a Christian church where he can grow in his faith. Since then, he received a succession of promotions from the company he works for. Sammie acknowledges that all of this is a result of Christ’s goodness and faithfulness in his life.

Faith strengthened, Sammie declared, “In whatever profession I am right now, it is not for my own glory, but for God’s glory.”

God has always been near Sammie, so when he cried out to Him, God answered without delay. Remember that God is also near you too. Reach out to Him now and experience His surprising response.

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18 NIV)

Looking for support in prayer? Our dedicated prayer counselors at the CBN Asia Prayer Center are available 24/7 to assist you. You can reach us by calling 8-737-0-700.

Discover more about the CBN Asia Family of Ministries and find out how you can contribute and make a difference in the lives of your kababayans.

Will You Still Trust God After Losing Everything?

What would you do if everything you have were lost? Will you still hope in God and believe that He can restore everything?

Maris Pascual admits that she always feels hopeless. Though she and her husband have a regular job, she finds it hard to see God’s hands in her finances. Maris always feels like it’s not enough. Because of this, she had to borrow some money.

Like Maris, are you struggling financially? No matter how hard you work, what you have does not seem enough?

To cope with financial stress, they tried to establish a slipper business. Things seem to be going well!

But then, a disaster happened. Her business, along with all they own, was destroyed by Typhoon Ondoy.

Have you experienced the same thing Maris went through? Things are going well, but it was only for a short period. How did you get back on your feet?

Maris and her family went back to zero. Aside from losing the business, they have a Php 50,000 loan from the slipper supplier. She also finds it hard to sleep at night especially when it rains because the memory of Ondoy flashes back in her mind.

In her sleepless nights, Maris decided to watch The 700 Club Asia and chanced upon a story of a girl planning to take her own life but encountered God through the show. Maris was amazed and realized that even though things seem hopeless, God is still there—ready to help her.

“I told God that I entrust our lives to His hands. If this is what we have, I cannot multiply it on my own but God can, so I will entrust this matter to Him,” Maris declared.

Armed with faith, Maris decided to donate to Operation Blessing because she was inspired by what she watched on The 700 Club Asia. When Maris obeyed God’s call to give, she witnessed His faithfulness.

They started a new bag business with the help of her aunt. After just 2 years in business, God expanded their equipment from 2 sewing machines to 20 sewing machines, and from 3 workers to almost 50 workers!

Through this, they restored their house that Typhoon Ondoy damaged and even bought properties, and a car, and paid off their debts. She also decided to stretch a hand to the people in need!

She trusted God and He did not fail her.

From zero, God restored what they had and gave them so much more. Believe that He can do the same for you, because He loves you. If you lost everything, trust that the Lord is faithful to restore those who believe.

“Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.” (Psalm 36:5 ESV)

Do you feel hopeless? Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you.

You can also be a blessing to the hopeless and hurting. Visit this page to know how you can give.

Are You Longing for a Breakthrough?

Whether you are suffering in your finances, career, relationships, or even your own health, you want one thing—a turnaround. A favorable plot twist. And you pray, you plead, and you hope yet still, breakthrough doesn’t seem to be anywhere close.

If you resonate with this situation, let the story of Freddie Lopez assure you that breakthrough will come your way.

With his business suffering great loss and his family’s welfare in line, Freddie’s days were filled with anxiety and fear. He was striving and fighting but barely winning.

During those days, he found consolation through the CBN Asia Prayer Center. He shares that he found comfort in the advice and encouragement he received. He found someone to lean onto during the hardest season of his life.

Freddie designed motorcycle upholstery for a living, but he discovered that his former employees copied his original designs and competed against his business. This, in turn, negatively affected their sales. It’s the last thing he needed when he could no longer sustain his son’s tuition fee.

“I’m disappointed, but I was not discouraged. I persevered and trusted God,” Freddie shared in faith.

Do you feel like you’re struggling endlessly?

Choose to persevere and trust God. Remember, this is not where your story ends. Just like Freddie, look at your struggles through a godly perspective. Do not be moved by what’s breaking you but believe in the God of the breakthrough.

Even in those moments, Freddie held on to God and saw that problem as an opportunity to be a blessing to others. In faith, Freddie gave Php 500 to The 700 Club Asia.

“Though I only had Php 500, I gave and believed that when I seek Him first, He will provide,” Freddie shared in confidence.

Not long after, Freddie saw the fruit of his giving. God slowly proved His power to Freddie and his family, one problem after another.

Freddie received a huge discount to his son’s tuition fee, which cost Php 30,000. With that great news, Freddie was filled with joy.

And God wasn’t done yet.

Soon after, God powerfully moved in his dying business. Out of nowhere, he received 7,000 orders of motorcycle vests from a ride-sharing company. This was the contract that helped their business bounce back.

“I am really amazed. This is the breakthrough that I was praying for my business!” Freddie proudly shared.

All that because Freddie chose to look to God and remained faithful in his giving. The breakthrough he longed for was the breakthrough he received and more. With that, Freddie’s heart was filled with faith and gratitude.

“God redeemed my family and my business because of God’s goodness,” Freddie ended.

Truly, God is faithful to his promises in Matthew 6:33,

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.”

No one who seeks God with all his heart will be disappointed. Just a little more, God will move through your situation. Believe that you are closer to the breakthrough you are longing for.

Do you want us to pray for you?

Just call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700.

Just like Freddie, you can be a blessing too by partnering with us! Visit this page to know how you can give.