My name is Dionisia, and I'm an Italian girl. This summer I started watching Signed, Sealed, Delivered. In Italian, the title is The Mystery of Lost Letters. I fell in love with this series, but I never imagined it would have reflected so much on my life.
From every single episode or film, anyone who sees it and believes in God can draw on important reflections and be able to see himself in each of the characters. I'm a bit of all four, but the one that most matters to me is Shane. She is a dynamic character, full of life, sensitive and selfless but has difficulty praying and believing in miracles. She often asks Oliver to pray because he is more "trained," and questions that miracles can take place. She simply cannot trust God. But in the time of absolute hardship for her (Lost Without You), she chooses to trust and pray.
Even in the past, I did not trust God, it was difficult to pray and believe in miracles, until one day I closed myself in a room and began to pray. I prayed that God would put me next to the right man for me, I prayed for a job, to go to college, to get rid of strong anxiety crises ... I was overwhelmed. Many times I wanted God's will to be different for me or, rather, to have been what I wanted. But as Dale says in Lost Without You, we do not "pray to change God, [but] pray to change [ourselves]," to receive strength and to continue to carry out His will even when we fail to accept it.
Unfortunately, it is precisely when we cannot accept the will of God that it is difficult for us to continue to praise Him and to thank Him for each day. Praying is an act of trust, and Shane decides to trust God when she feels impotent, and does not know what to do. I decided to trust God when I found myself in panic in my life. And He acted, He replied.
When praying, you put your trust in God and is not easy. You ask a thousand questions, do not you know whether that prayer will be heard by God or not. We should pray and praise God even when our prayers are not heard, when we do not accept His will, when everything goes wrong---but is very difficult. It is also difficult to accept the will of God. But one thing is certain, God will not let you down.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered is a beautiful series, it reflects so much, and has reflected so much for me.
The Living Letters series continues as long as there are stories (or even praise reports) to share, and I'm always looking for submissions. If you would like to contribute something about how Signed, Sealed, Delivered has impacted your life (or even your wardrobe) that you'd be willing to share here on A&D, feel free to email me. Keep the good going and submit yours today!