Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Events that have been happening in the world lately are heart breaking to say the least that one begins to wonder what goes in the heart of men. Why is there so much wickedness, hatred, betrayal, pain, suffering and injustice? Everyday we are bombarded with news of various atrocities happening in different parts of the world. If it's not suicide bombings or mass shootings, it's accidents, death of a spouse by domestic violence, cult wars and many others. In our own daily lives, we experience personal struggles in different aspects; financially, socially, maritally, spiritually and so on  . All these is enough to weigh us down.

 I met someone a while ago and we were having a very deep conversation about life in general and she was telling me what she does to get through difficult situations she finds herself in. She's not a 'church goer' for the very fact that she's been betrayed and hurt by people who she took as brethren in the church and so she just has a personal relationship with God where she prays and reads he Bible on her own and tries to show kindness to as many people that she can. anyway, that's by the way,she shared with me how she get's through sad and difficult times in her life. She says she simply writes a lengthy letter to God about whatever it is she is going through and by the time she is done she feels so much better and that this has been working for her for years. It reminded me of the passage in Matthew 11:28-30 that says "come unto me all all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest...For my yoke is easy and my burden is light". Handing everything over to God in prayer means the problem has been taken from you, God is now in charge of it all. This is not like the the saying that "A problem shared is a problem half solved" no, when you share your problems with God it is totally solved. There is a sense of peace that totally overwhelms you.

Isn't it just easy? Handing all our problems over to God knowing that He's taking control of the situation? For me, I think that is the best deal ever! Trying to make sense of the things happening around on our own can be quite frustrating, it's only in God that we can understand anything. He is the only one that can help us make sense out of the nonsense all around. In Him, we have no worries!

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