Blessed by the Blind

While waiting for our Tagbilaran-Cebu ferry last Monday, Patrick and I were treated to free entertainment from 3 blind musicians. It’s a very common thing to see in most airports, ferries, and other tourist destinations in the Philippines so I didn’t really make a big fuss over it. I dropped my donation  and returned to my seat just like any local tourist. Then a familiar song came bursting out of their speaker box. The chords reminded me of my grade school days when we sang this church song so mechanically—memorizing each word and singing it like zombies. I even mouthed it along with them and sang it with feelings to Patrick who just laughed at me because as kids we used to sing this ALL THE TIME in school :)

After a few stanzas, I wasn’t laughing anymore and I found myself half-tearing. The words came alive and somehow pulled all my emotional strings. Bakit ako naiiyak!?!?! What is happening here?!?! I tried recording the song with my phone but their music was drowned out by all the noise of passengers coming in and out of the boarding area. Amidst all that chaos, I felt God was sending me a very personal message through those 3 blind men and I was just stunned at how God works even in the most awkward situations—sa gitna pa ng pier sa Tagbilaran! Even the Korean couple with matching clothes in the row before us couldn’t distract me–and I always get distracted by funny fashion! HAHAHA!

So here’s the song that spoke to me :) Napaka-simple lang ng lyrics pero tagos sa puso, hindi ba? 
GOD WILL MAKE A WAY, WHEN THERE SEEMS TO BE NO WAY.
HE WORKS IN WAYS WE CANNOT SEE,
HE WILL MAKE A WAY FOR ME.

HE WILL BE MY GUIDE,
HOLD ME CLOSELY TO HIS SIDE.
WITH LOVE AND STRENGTH
FOR EACH NEW DAY, HE WILL MAKE A WAY.
Patrick and I have been faced with a true test of our faith these past few weeks and that’s why this Bohol-Cebu honeymoon extension was really a welcome vacation just so we could rest our weary bodies and minds—a time to disconnect ourselves even just for a few days. God truly is the KING of Good Timing!!! 

I’ve been diagnosed with a special condition which will require some extra TLC from our doctors. I don’t want to alarm you, I am FINE and I will be FINE!:) Please do not set up a charity fund on my behalf and do not make an AVP about your favorite “Patty memories” with “Gone Too Soon” or “One Sweet Day” blasting in the background. WAAAAGGGGG naman please!!!! I assure you, it’s not as bad as you think. Although I understand that it is a bit serious, it’s something that I trust is manageable and that the doctors are fully capable of addressing. At this point things are still unclear so I’m trying my best to manage my expectations and making an extra effort to continue living a normal and happy life :) :) Life goes on!

In time I will muster the strength to write about it—as I know God is using this moment in our lives (no matter how crappy it seems! crap and a half talaga!!!) to show His infinite wisdom and power :) We’ve been married for ONLY two months and we’re already facing a “for better or for worse, in sickness and in health” situation. I’ve been feeling Patrick’s unwavering love for me even more so now—I feel like our marriage will be strengthened even further because of this situation. I don’t know what will happen in a few days, weeks, or months—but one thing is for sure–I know that it’s all part of God’s plan for me and Patrick :)  Before I could even think of complaining, I am reminded of how faithful God has been to us and I’m claiming his continued faithfulness to us–and like my friend Lea told me “Chicken lang yan kay God” at tama siya! Life is beautiful and so am I! nyekkkk!:) Pagbigyan niyo na ako!!!:) 

36 Responses to Blessed by the Blind

  1. Very timely post for me. Thanks for being so generous in sharing your experiences even during your own time of despair :)

  2. I got worried for you as I read this, sorry! I will pray for you. You are right, with God, everything will be alright. Stay strong! God Bless you and your husband.

  3. hi Patty! i am not your longest fan in here, i just knew your blog for months but i can truly say that God is here. He is in every letter and every bit of this blog. He is in you, Patty.

  4. Hi Patty,

    I must admit I got emotional also when I saw the lyrics. This is my favorite gospel song too! I always think of this song whenever I feel down. Naalala ko bigla yung mga interpretative dance-like steps namin in high school. :)

    You will be fine Patty. Just keep singing, “He will do something new today…” :)

  5. I will pray for you Patty. God is our Jehovah Rapha, Our Healer. Just keep on keeping on and stand firm with your faith. God bless you!

  6. God really speaks to us always, even in unexpected situations. I’ll pray for your healing. God bless! :)

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV

  7. That gospel song really encourages me whenever I hear it. God really speaks to us even through songs.

    “Because He lives I can face tomorrow!” :)
    I declare healing for you in Jesus’ name.

  8. Love and prayers for you patty. I’m wishing you well and God always be with you and your better half.. -cheryll

  9. I would like to share this passage in the Bible which I always remember during my trying times,

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:11-13

    Keep the faith Patty and continue to be an inspiration to all of us! :)

    Len

  10. Hi Ms. Patty,

    been listening the song for 2 days, simple lyrics but the meaning is so deep. makes me teary eyed.

    ACCEPTANCE is very important. He will not give us pain/ trial we cannot endure. He himself is an example. Completely entrust everything unto Him, He is FAITHFUL and He is a God who HEALS. We have a LIMITLESS God! (from RealRica.com blog)

    I, myself is holding unto Him!

    Keep the Faith! You are an inspiration to us!

  11. More prayers for you Pretty Patty. God works in mysterious ways. Claim it and you’ll be totally healed in no time. Keep the love alive. Rock on beautiful!

  12. O M!! i was listening to that song a hundredth times this week since Sunday when our church music ministry sang that song during our praise and worship. truly God works in a mysterious way but it is to remind us that He is always here for us. to God be the glory!

    Lene

  13. Hi Patty! I was excited reading the 1st part of your post as we were also on our Cebu-Bohol 2nd honeymoon the same time you were there. Then I got a bit worried & emotional upon reading the 2nd part. But just keep your faith to God. We’ll pray for you. Im sure you’ll be fine girl! Keep on inspiring us:)

  14. as i read the lyrics somehow my mood also changes…everything happening around us, somehow it means something, usually we just notice the things we want to not the things we should. reading your post i know its a serious one but still you try to make the positive thing in it. it’s always our perspective in life. stay positive about everything and i know God will Bless you more because you’re such a good-hearted person.

  15. I am touched with this story :) thank you for sharing.
    I just started this year reading your blog and I am glad that I did as your entries truly lighten my mood everyday…thank you for the positive vibes you are sending your readers :)
    God bless you and your husband :)

  16. I hope it’s not something really serious ’cause I’m seriously worried. I’m a fan blessed by your fun and inspiring posts. Hope you get well real soon, Patty. Will be praying for you and your husband as well.

  17. Prayers for you. I know you will surpass that. ikaw pa :) yung mga post mo naglapit pa lalo sa akin kay GOD salamat ng marami…and I know GOD will always be with you and He will heal you kasi madami ka na iinspire at nailalapit kay GOD thru your blog. Hindi ibibigay sa iyo ni GOD yun ganyan pagsubok kung hindi mo kaya :)

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