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    A Beautiful Recompense

    Do you feel hopeless sometimes? Do you feel like you are trying so hard but are failing? Are you desperately trying to hold on to your faith? Do you feel unappreciated? Dear struggling soul, not a leaf falls but He knows it. The burn you feel in your heart right now is a sign that the flame of goodness is still alive inside of you...

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    Fly Free

    Have you ever looked at the bread on your table every morning at breakfast? Somewhere, in a distant village one day, a farmer put seeds into the soil and watered it. The seeds finally grew into wheat. The wheat was then harvested and transported all the way to a factory. At the factory, it was crushed, mixed with water, sugar, and yeast, and turned into dough. That dough was then baked, wrapped in plastic, and transported to a supermarket near you. You went in one day, bought the bread, and that’s how that loaf of bread ended up on your table. Little did you know that 50,000 years before this…

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    The Restorer

    Life with its ebbs and its flows Knocks on the gentle creases of my heart, Sometimes nudging at the corners, Sometimes tearing it apart. But I will overcome.   As I try to swim along with the waves of life, Mountains of grief drown me from time to time. I look up, Gasping for the Mercy of the Most High, And I know I will overcome.   Some days I look in the mirror And I am reminded of a failure. Until He sends a sign, Promising it will become easier, And I know that I shall overcome.   For I have faith in a Lord That brings richness after…

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    A Gentle Breeze

    Have you ever felt so disappointed that you felt your heart break and tears sting your eyes only to get a way better opportunity years later? Has your heart ever ached because you’ve never felt more alone in your life and then suddenly, you get an unexpected text from a friend you haven’t heard from in a while checking up on you? Were you so close to being hit by a car only to open your eyes moments later, amazed at how you’re still alive? Have you ever walked into a room just in time to catch your little baby niece or nephew from falling and hurting themselves badly? Did…

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    A Close Call

    “Call you after dinner. Ok, baby?” you text. “Can’t wait!” she replies. You quickly hide your phone inside your pillowcase and rush downstairs to join the family for dinner. “Come fast, Bilal. Your food is already getting cold.” says your mum. You mumble a “yeah okay” and sit down. Dinner passes on as usual. Your dad asks if you’re done with your assignments and you say you’re still doing them. Your mum fusses, trying to make sure everyone gets a hot plate of food. And your sister, oh-your-ever-so-annoying sister cannot stop talking about her friends. You dream on, ignoring all the commotion. “I just want to get dinner over with…