This year has been testing and challenging.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation. Psalm 42:
Has this year been a testing year financially? with no job or perhaps a job like no job, day in day out you seem to be in this rat race, going round and round in a circle yet going nowhere, you thought surely this year is MY YEAR, yet November rolls to December, a whole 12 months gone by and still nothing.
People are celebrating new businesses, new jobs, new mansions, new Range rover luxury cars or even Tesla’s, they show you their black American Express cards. ‘Do you know I can buy a whole mansion anywhere in the world with this card’? and you smile at them, thinking inwardly ‘Lord where art thou?.
Perhaps yours has been a challenging year mentally, docking and diving because of no ‘papers’, you walk in the shadows, just like a thief in the night, you avoid public places, when you see a police car or a street patrol cop your heart beats so loud you hear it in your ears, dum,dum!. Still, no Job, no soulmate, no confidant to relate to, you become a wanderer with nothing to look forward to, you don’t even know where to start from or who to tell your case to, after all, you don’t want to become the joke of the town. ‘Have you heard, they will say?’, that lady, can you believe with all her sophistication, she has no papers, she is in detention now about to be sent back to Nigeria!
The miracle-working God is still doing wonders!,
Perhaps yours is marital issues, the fruit of the womb, parenting, terminal disease and so on. As King Solomon said in Ecc 1:9 . ‘Nothing new under the sun‘, everyone has a problem they are going through, some are so big that physically it is impossible to see a way out. How does one claw out of a tunnel of impossibility?
Every day you hope for the best, you stay strong as advised, you pray, you fast, you trust God, but instead of getting better, it actually goes from bad to worst. People start advising you to settle for less, do something illegal, do something immoral, something you yourself know is against Gods will. In essence, commit a sin against God for a way out. You yourself become confused, what should I do? where should I go?.. This is exactly the gate of indecision, temptation that the enemy waits at, coming in as an adviser, they disguise as a friend who actually wants the best for you, you know it a lie but succumb to temptation.
When Doubt and Temptation come knocking!
I pray for you brethren that at that split second of indecision the strength and wisdom to make the right choice will be given to you IJN. May the mercy of God envelope you at this weakest point of your life IJN. No matter how dark the situation might be the light of God will bring you out. This too will pass 2Cor4:17, the shadow that looks like death, suicide, shame and disgrace to you, will pass. Fear NOT, I hear God saying to you, I am with you in this darkest hour, listen to me, is your heart still beating, it is me YAHWEH (I AM THAT ‘I AM’) tapping your heart saying ‘TRUST ME’ I am here holding your hand, I SEE YOU and I HEAR YOU.
This too will pass, its temporal
“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever 2Cor4:17
This will pass, you just stay strong, see yourself where you want to be, says GOD OF MIRACLE. I too see it says Yahweh and I WILL make it happen. ‘Your ways are not my ways’ say the Lord most high, ‘try not to think how it is going to happen cause it’s not yours to envisage’. I JEHOVAH created the whole World and all that is within it, every man, woman, black, white Asian, African are the works of my hands. I ELSHADDAI created the heavens, the seas, the elements and I command them all. I ONLY KNOW WHAT WILL BE, says the Lord Almighty to you today.