Everyone will live with life with his or her fair share of tragedies. Life is not a bed of roses.
Between people dying unexpectedly, sickness, evil, poverty, injustice in the world, unemployment, bad government, fraud, man’s inhumanity to man, my heart often aches and I wonder when there will be some form of order in the world.
Life seems unfair, especially when you want to do things and you are unable to. You badly need to get a good job and get your life in order but after so many interviews, it is still a dead end.
You keep hoping your relationship will work out but after so many interventions, there is still no hope. Sometimes you are so broke, you practically have to ask your friends to bail you out.
The good news is whatever life throws at you, God is good, he is kind and his light will never stop shinning on your life.
God is our refuge
Amid life’s unfairness, God is our refuge, he is the strength of our life. Deuteronomy 33:27 says “the eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, destroy them.”
His everlasting arms are always open and like a loving father, he is always saying, come to me, my child. I am always here for you.
Psalm 46:1 says “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” When I finished secondary school, I failed mathematics in both WASSCE and NECO, I was so sad, I didn’t pray for months.
When I started preparing to rewrite the exams, I realized I needed him and I was afraid because I felt he won’t take me back. I later realized that our God is not just father, he is a friend. His arms are always open.
Isaiah 25:4 says “For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”
When the storms of life hit you hard and they will don’t be afraid, always remember that God is our refuge. Run to him. He is the solid foundation of our lives.
Trust in the lord
Job 39: 26 says “Is it your wisdom that makes the hawk soar and spread its wings towards the south?”
In the entire chapter, God made a series of illustrations while having a conversation with Job. The key question was you who cannot single handedly do anything about the phenomenon of life, why do you bother with the things you cannot control and obsessively try to control the things you think you can control.
God who made heaven and the earth designed both entities in such a way that he carved out a path for every single one of his creation. A uniquely designed path that cannot be fathomed or redirected so why not trust in the lord.
During many occasions, the psalmist referred to how much he trusts in the lord. Proverbs 3: 5-6 says “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
There is no better way to navigate this world. Your faith and trust in God will guide your pat and ensure you never fail.
Light at the end of the tunnel
There is light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how bad the situation is, always hold on to Jesus. God is good in every situation.
When you wake up in the morning, make daily confessions, speak into your day. Redirect the day to favour you. You can start with the following
I speak life. I minister grace, no corrupt communication will proceed from my mouth today.
— Ephesians 4:29
I am a believer, nothing can change that fact.
— Mark 5:36
I cast all my care on the Lord for he cares for me.
— 1 Peter 5:7
There is no room for the spirit of fear in my life, but of power and love and a sound mind.
— 2 Timothy 1:7