It’s near midnight and I’m slumped exhausted on my couch. I’d planned to sleep hours ago, but instead, I find myself thinking about my day. I think about the last few months of my life – a rollercoaster. And, suddenly, I find myself at my desk, heart poured out on the page: Continue reading
I wanted out of medicine.
I recently returned to university, but my mind was elsewhere. After weeks of grieving, it’s a surreal feeling to go back to normality. Classes, lectures, homework. Exams imminent and the need to catch up on Continue reading
When God and blissful sound come together in a song that moves you, something mysterious happens in your soul. Continue reading
I believe God loves all kinds of music. And not just songs that use words like Continue reading
Continued from How the Devil Attacks When You Lose Someone (Pt.1) 12 days after my sister passed away.
The battle continues and God is holding me together.
It has been an emotional rollercoaster. At times, I am filled with utter hope, absolutely at peace that God is in control. I would go walking in the Mount Lofty ranges and see the splendour of the autumn wilderness and think to myself Continue reading
As soon as my sister died, the battle began. My battle is not over, not by a long shot. But in those first few hours, I endured the fiercest fighting of my life. I wasn’t ambushed, I knew that the devil would attack me at my most vulnerable. Peter told us that the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Satan is Continue reading
My sister went to be with God on 28th April, 2012. God’s flower has fallen to the ground – but his promises of life before, during and after death shine on forever.
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.
Life is short. Even the most Continue reading
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips, as you know, O Lord.
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and salvation.
I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly.
The following is a written prayer directly from my journal. I wrote it within 48 hours of my sister suddenly passing away. I had no intention of writing it here.
My sister passed away suddenly this morning. But she will rise! Come Lord Jesus!
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Post-script (2 weeks later):
It is strange how things happen. I had been planning to make a blog for some time to share my Christian journey. When I finally created it one morning (with no posts), literally an hour later, tragedy struck my family. What I wrote above, and in the next few posts was raw and cathartic, unplanned and real. I hadn’t anticipated that the first posts of my writing would be so tragic.
The night my sister died, my family prayed for a miracle. As I knelt next to her and held her hand, I prayed that God would bring her back to life. We fasted food and water and wept and prayed for a miracle, just as King David did for his son.
The rest of our story is here – Is It Wrong To Believe In Miracles?