…And This Shall Pass!
As children of God, we are faced with myriads of problems that so many begin to second guess their faith in God. One begins to wonder if indeed God cares; if He does why do one experience one problem after another. Let us consider a particular scenario. Sitting under a light bulb in the cool breeze of an evening in the savannah just before the rains begin in earnest, you would notice myriads of insects attracted by the light flocking round the bulb. Some of the insects get too close to the heat emanating from the bulb and die, others lose their wings and some just continue to flock round the light bulb for awhile. Later as the evening wears on into the night, the insects that were once attracted to the light are either dead, incapacitated or they had flown away. This calls to mind the scripture that says “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lamp-stand, and it gives light for all who are in the house” (Matthew 5:14-15). The fact that you are a child of God, it is expected that you would shine your light wherever you are situated for all to see. It is against the nature of light to be hidden, it must illuminate in order to drive the darkness back at the same time it attracts some unwanted guests. But notice one thing, just like the insects are attracted to the light so are problems attracted to the child of God. If like the light bulb, one is undaunted in his or her faith, once the problems come too close to the light we carry, it burns off, incapacitated or just simply flies away. Friend, no matter what you are going through, remain steadfast in your faith with the mindset that it shall come to pass: Either it dies, incapacitated or it will simply disappear as suddenly as it had appeared. No wonder the Bible reminds us in Hebrews 10:35-39 not to throw away our confidence but to endure whilst carrying out the will of God. The same Scripture assures us that the Lord will come to our rescue but He will not be pleased if we shrink back as it proves that we do not have faith in Him. This light is our testimony and faith in God to face all obstacles in the name and blood of Jesus Christ. Darkness has held this world in its sway for too long, it is time for you to arise and rebuke every form and appearance of it from your life and your vicinity. Just as we saw with the light bulb and the insects, the problems will either be destroyed, incapacitated or simply be blown away. Don’t be discouraged, this that you are going through shall pass! God bless you.