What would you do if you are in a building and its walls collapsed?
Do you think you would be able to withstand the intensity and the weight of its falling debris? Would you be able to shout for help? Or would you instantly lose your consciousness due to too much terror?
Imagine, you are that collapsing building and you started crumbling down because a huge part of your life has been taken away from you.
Would you let the weight of your problem crush your soul? Allow depression to steal your future? Let worries and fears bury your hope?
That’s how it felt for Jonathan Antonio when he was retrenched from his job without prior notice.
As the breadwinner of their household, being unemployed was not just about his inability to provide. For him, it also meant the devastating impact on the lives of those who rely on him—his family.
Worries and worthlessness filled his mind.
As he sank into depression, he struggled to make himself sleep at night.
Do you, like Jonathan, wrestle with thoughts of being useless to the point of being restless and hopeless?
Trust that the Lord is moving in your life even though it doesn’t seem like it.
Your breaking point is just God’s appointment to lead you to your breakthrough!
This has been true to Jonathan.
In one of his sleepless nights, God spoke into Jonathan’s heart as he chanced upon The 700 Club Asia.
“When I saw those people in wheelchairs, paralyzed and unable to afford medicine, I knew it was they who should be depressed. But instead, I noticed smiles on their faces. So, I asked myself, ‘Why would I be depressed when there are so many individuals going through far worse situations than mine?’” Jonathan recalled as God helped him overcome his depressive thoughts.
Despite being in a difficult situation, he decided to give to CBN Asia to be a blessing to other people.
More than the renewed mind God gave him; it was the heart to give that God cultivated deeply in his heart.
After two weeks, God sent a job opportunity to him as a freelance graphic designer. Aside from that, he was also hired as a comic strip artist for a well-known publication.
The incredible thing was that God not only doubled or tripled his previous pay through those job opportunities; He multiplied it a hundredfold.
Jonathan testified, “This is how generous the Lord is; even if you just offer a little, God will lavishly bless you in return.”
Aside from the job opportunities, he is thankful that God used The 700 Club Asia for featuring stories of hope and miracles, and for channeling God’s blessings to the vulnerable and neglected.
Through the program, he experienced God’s generosity and compassion by being a blessing to others despite his need.
Most of all, he is grateful that he and his entire family received God’s promise of salvation.
If you are experiencing a devastating situation in your life, know that the Lord is able to rescue you and restore you. He is just preparing you to experience His breakthrough, just as He did for Jonathan.
When everything in your life is crumbling down, and you are too ruined and helpless to see a good future ahead of you, listen to what God says Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
Let the Lord Almighty bring you His peace that surpasses all understanding. Recognize who He is and what He can do in you and through you as you undergo series of sufferings and trials.
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May our good Lord embrace you, comfort you, and fill you with His boundless peace today, tomorrow, and always.