[ENG] As i scroll down my social media’s timeline, i found that there are a lot of news about youth’s going depressed and decide to end their life or some postings showing their frustration about the world’s demands on their shoulder. Allow me to say that this depression and frustration comes when we can’t deal with the word “failure”.
The standard you’ve set will determine how much love you’ll get. That is why there are some people who feels loved by someone who’s treating her the opposite of love and there are some people who feels lack of love by someone who we can say is such a romantic and lovable person. It’s all about the standard you’ve set. Set higher and you’ll demand higher, set lower and you’ll be easier satisfied. It’s not a matter of right and wrong, but it is to set the right standard and meet the right one.
(Read the ENG Version here.) Kita semua memiliki sungai Yordan kita masing-masing yang perlu diseberangi. Apa yang menjadi Yordanmu hari ini? Apakah itu sakit-penyakit, pergumulan keluarga, kecacatan, pergumulan keuangan atau bahkan intimidasi dan godaan si jahat yang membelenggu hidupmu dalam dosa? (image courtesy : pastorsponderings.org)
We all have our Jordan river to be crossed. What is it , your Jordan? Sickness, Family’s feud, disability, financial breakdown, or even intimidation and temptations from the evil that have tied us up to sin?
Whatever our Jordan River is, we can cross it by our self. with bloody efforts, but when we let God lead us in crossing it, we’ll see how He will cut off the waters in between for us to cross over easily.
[ENG] When i saw the oozing wounds all over my body, i mean, what’s the joy about this? You must be mistaken, God! How could you say that this is a pure joy?! – But today i would say that those horrible dark days with eczema that i have been through is one of the things i thank most, it’s not like i want to experience it again, but what it has brought me this day.
[ENG] “For me itching has been the worst symptoms in my recovery from TSW. It has brought me to my knees crying, praying and begging it to stop. The itching was so bad that at one point i would scratch it until it bleeds. I remember i was begging to God to make it stop or at least better so i didn’t have to see my hands breaking my skin that i really wanted it to heal.
There were times when i itched 24 hours a day. I blamed everything, the clothes i was wearing, the weather, the things i’ve eaten, ect. But God is so good, He helped me decreasing the itch by the time i prayed and let me learn some safer way to deal with the itch.”
[ENG] RSS is characterized by red, itchy, burning skin that can appear after ceasing topical steroid treatments, or even between treatments. In RSS, topical steroids are effective for a period of time to treat the skin condition. As time passes, however, applying topical steroids results in less and less clearing. The original problem escalates as it spreads to other areas of the body. In the case of eczema, this “progression” is often mistaken for worsening eczema.