Storms of life…
13 October 2013
Ok. So I got woken up at 3:00am on Sunday morning by a friend. A friend who was in need of help. Honestly, if not for the pee that woke me up a few minutes earlier, I might not have picked the call just so I could complete my 8 hours weekend sleep. And yes, I slept in the afternoon too.
Woke up to a call of someone who was at a point I could only imagine. At a traffic light with all the lights blinking at the same time.
Through the tears that rocked through her voice, she explained she had done all possible things every Christian should have done, and honestly, I could to an extent, agree with her.
We take too many things for granted…God have mercy on us.
People hurt deep inside.
Through the smiles and cheer on Sundays, lies a cloudy, turbulent storm in hearts.
As Christians, are we building ourselves in unity or we’ve joined the mad rush for drama and attention in the church? What are our priorities? I could only pray for the Holy Spirit to minister to her at that point of need…a point only visible between herself and God.
In the midst of storms, what do we do?
Where do we go when we have no place to go?
Who do we talk to in the silence of our hearts?
Who do we lean on when the pillars of our lives rock with our sobs and the weight of our burdens?
Searching through the Bible, I stumbled upon a passage that answered every question.
Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God owns the maps of our lives. We never know where we are going without a map of some sort. He alone can console us in times of depression and sorrow.
He sees where we are coming from…
He knows where we are going to..
He sees what’s going on with us now.
Let’s take off the masks of religion from our faces…the dance steps, the luxury, the attention, the “holy attitudes”, and minister to lives of people God puts in our paths.
If it’s the only thing we can do as Christians, let’s do it and do it well.
I never got the chance to complete the sleep anyway because I felt there were moooore people in the world that couldn’t sleep because of different reasons, and I was simply selfish in my gluttony for sleep.
Personally that night, I learnt to love all the people in my life…and I learnt to trust God for my own life.
Let’s make a change in our darkening world. Trust me, it might not get any brighter than it is now.
I’m not perfect, but I’m trusting God every day for His guidance and mercy.
Remember, smiles do not reflect happiness and fullness of joy…look deeper into those eyes again and let God speak to you.
NB: A friend also pulled me out of a situation similar to that just two days ago. A friend I had met only once in my life. He made me realize there were more people in this world that needed more from us though we didn’t have enough ourselves. And between both of us, I’d say he gave me the strength to encourage another soul tonight.
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