How Deep Is Your Faith?

(c) Photo is mine. Taken at my Dad's garden this morning.
Philippines
October 18, 2017 9:49pm CST
Last night we had a stormy weather. Strong winds and heavy rains can be felt. Being a survivor of a super typhoon Haiyan that devastated my hometown in 2013, I can't sleep. My mind wonders of what could be happening in the next hours. Morning came. There's no more rain, no winds but a gloomy sky. Everyone is back into each own business. I walked out of the house and played with the dogs. My Dad was in his garden, and that's when I noticed something beautiful. A blooming rose bud. It stands up proud looking up the sky. And I was amazed. Last night's storm didn't break this beautiful bud but instead, it continues to stand amidst the heavy downpour and winds. Like life, there's always hope in every difficult situation if you have a faith in yourself. How deep is your Faith? I'm not talking about your faith in religion but faith in yourself. How confident you are in yourself. They say, prayers can move mountain. I believe in miracles. But there is still one thing that we should do, stand and believe in ourselves. We can't pass an exam if we only pray, we need to study. We can't find work if we rely on miracles, we need to submit resumes and pass the job interviews. Failure is a part of success. You can only succeed if you have faith in yourself that you can make it. The rose bud prayed for a miracle last night but it also had a faith in itself that no matter what, it will stand tall until the storm pass. Tomorrow is going to be a new day. Gloomy weather here, hope yours is a sunny one. (c) Photo is mine. Taken at my Dad's garden this morning.
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@yanzalong (10147)
• Indonesia
19 Oct
Must've been a good camera that you used to shoot that beautiful flower. As regard to faith in one's self. I highly estimate myself for being able to do something.
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• Philippines
19 Oct
Hello @yanzalong. Thanks. I'm using Canon EOS 600D. Good to know that you are confident and believe in yourself.
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@yanzalong (10147)
• Indonesia
19 Oct
@rachz_kisses No wonder the photo looks great.
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@ilocosboy (34345)
• Philippines
19 Oct
Your dad is like me who love gardening. Quality camera you got there. Nice photo
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• Philippines
19 Oct
Yes, my Dad would stay late at night in his garden just to tend the plants specially if it's newly planted. That's how passionate he is when it comes to gardening. And thank you for that kind remark on my photo.
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@ilocosboy (34345)
• Philippines
20 Oct
Its just so happen that I love gardening and photography.
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• Philippines
24 Oct
@ilocosboy Good for you. I don't have a green thumb but I do have an eye in the beauty of nature.
• Philippines
19 Oct
I don't know when I stopped praying but back in my highschool days I used to go to chapel all the time and pray.
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• Philippines
19 Oct
Why did you stop praying? @Letranknight2015 You don't have to be in the chapel to say a prayer....
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• Philippines
22 Jan
@rachz_kisses There are moments were I stopped but I started praying again.
@responsiveme (14225)
• India
19 Oct
Love that photo of the rose standing up
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• Philippines
20 Oct
Thank you @responsiveme
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@jstory07 (64126)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Oct
What a beautiful picture of that rose.
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• Philippines
19 Oct
Thank you, @jstory07. I'm glad you liked it.
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• Dallas, Texas
19 Oct
You have good sense and a very positive attitude. I like your pic. Hope things work out for you.
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• Philippines
19 Oct
Thank you @lookatdesktop.
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@JustBhem (30203)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Oct
Thanks for sharing this positive outlook about faith. And I am a believer of faith in God.
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• Philippines
24 Oct
You're welcome. @JustBhem. This rose reminds me that there's always a miracle in the midst of challenges.
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@JustBhem (30203)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Oct
@rachz_kisses And I always believes in miracle, mine is not yet to come.
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• Philippines
24 Oct
@JustBhem Well, miracles are happening around us. We don't see it because we are only focused to the one thing we want.
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@just4him (106696)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Oct
It certainly is a beautiful rose. I have confidence in myself, but I can't separate my confidence and faith from God, as it is God who gives me this confidence and faith.
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• Philippines
24 Oct
Of course. Our strength comes from the source of our faith.
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@just4him (106696)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Oct
@rachz_kisses Yes, it does.
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@kepweng (9431)
28 Oct
nice roses wow Garden means your Lot is wide how many hectares??
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• Philippines
29 Oct
It was just a small garden. You don't need a wide space for a rose.
@KrauseHome (34724)
• United States
21 Oct
Awesome that thru God's blessings and miracles he can take something like a rosebud and teach a lesson that even thru the storms it still stands.
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• Philippines
24 Oct
Hello @KrauseHome. Nature has its way to tell us something about life, only if we could listen to it.
@YrNemo (10476)
20 Oct
pretty rosebud .
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• Philippines
24 Oct
It is! Thanks. @YrNemo
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