Feeling lost in times of distress? These stories from our readers will make you believe in God’s guiding presence!
Back to Him
I was in a very bad place before. I did everything I could to abuse my body until my dad got cancer. At that time, I wanted to finally do things right so I quit my vices and and got a job. But I relapsed into my old ways and became worse. One day, I passed by my old school, which is a Catholic school. I began questioning myself. All of a sudden, I found myself praying. Everything followed. I was hired as a caretaker of a building, which sort of became my rehab. I am sober now and I realized that God will always be there to remind me that no matter how many times I lose my way, He will be there to guide me back.
God Will Do the Rest
I started attending novena masses for St. Jude when I was in my second year of my dentistry course and was thinking of quitting because of failed subjects. What I did not notice then was that my prayers were getting answered: For instance, I never ran out of patients for my practical exams. I cried after taking the board exam because I wasn’t confident enough with my answers. I went straight to St. Jude Church to pray. On my way out, I saw a couple walking in front of me. One of their bags had a sticker that said: “Do your best and God will do the rest.” I felt weak in the knees and knew then that it was the sign I was waiting for. Sure enough, I passed the board exams and I now own a small clinic.
The Power of Prayer
A friend’s newborn baby was diagnosed with a hearing problem. After the infant underwent tests in two hospitals with disheartening results, the mother asked me to pray for her baby. I organized a prayer brigade with some
of our closest friends, and when she went to another hospital for another test, we got the good news we were hoping for! Truly, prayer is a wonderful and powerful thing.