I would like to think everyone goes through a rough time and has those ‘where is my life headed to’ moments. You know those moments when it seems like life has simply conspired to pull you down and the world is crumbling down on you. I know I get them a lot mostly when an expectation is cut short or I feel stuck in the middle of the Sinai wilderness. Ok, newsflash that was me before I made it a mantra that no circumstance is meant to last forever, it too shall end just like any other.
No, it’s not some fancy meditation session that I had with some good mediator nor is it some psychological practice that I was taught by people who worried so much about how thin I had become from worrying. It’s a beautiful chapter in the bible that lifted my spirits from the very moment that I read it and has never failed to do so since then.
That chapter has taught me the description of God’s faithfulness! It taught me how God defends the defenceless, how He fathers the orphans, provides for those in hunger and how he shines light to those wandering blindly in darkness. “Once I was young and now I am old; I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” This statement sums it all up. God is ever faithful even when we are wallowing in our depressive situations. Of course life is hard; I know that for a fact because I have taken a few knocks of disappointment and a few blows that kept me on the ground for longer than I thought possible.
For long I’ve been breaking my back for years and trying as much as possible to live right but for some reason, I don’t get everything I pray for and mind you, the things I don’t often get are the things that are most important to me . I even compared myself to other people that seemed to have everything just fall into their laps which made me question why my Lord had to treat me so unfairly. ‘God why am I not getting things right; what am I doing wrong? Well, no more! I have learnt that God is ever faithful and all I need to do is trust him, believe in him, love him and worship in his presence because His timing is very good. After every part that says “trust in the Lord…” “Commit to the Lord…” the sentence that follows says “He WILL…” not that “he might” or “We’ll see if he will consider.” It says for sure that He WILL give you your heart’s desires. Of course he won’t stop with you; He will bless your children too.
From here on He is going to carry my baggage of all failed attempts and demoralizing situations. So my dear readers, if you find yourself on the brink of despondency know that if God takes you to the edge of a cliff, only two things can happen. Either he will catch you if you fall or He will teach you how to fly! This is clearly more than the courage one would need to fight on. So do not despair, whisper this to yourself as many times as you can “This too shall end.”
God bless you!