If I had my way

If I had my way,
I would bring more joy
To others;
I hate to see people unhappy;
When a human suffers,
My heart is torn to pieces;
Make no one suffer
Inflict pain on no one.
Be a source of joy;
Not a source of pain.
If I had my way
I would stop human suffering,
And make joy prevail
In the world.


Prayer for the suffering people of the world

Almighty God and father,
All over the world,
Many of your children are suffering;
And are helpless;
They do not have the means
Or the knowhow to help themselves,
Dear God, do something for them;
The people of Australia;
The people of other disaster zones;
Those in war torn zones;
Who are either fighting
And killing themselves,
Or dying of other causes,
Many are on the run;
People are perishing
From hunger,
And lack of medical care;
Almighty God,
Everything is under your control;
You have the means
To solve all the problems
Of the world;
You can stop suffering;
You can stop wars,
And the killings going on;
You can make peace
And happiness prevail
In the world,
Please, God, do it for us.

The Glory Which Shall be Revealed

One thing that is common to all human being is that we live in a world that is full of pain and challenges which means that at some point in our lives everyone of us will go through or experience these challenges one way or the other.

Some have gone through and come out of it, some are currently in it. One thing we should know is that it is not out of place to experience challenges especially as a child of God and the higher we grow the higher the challenges.

According to John 16:33, There will always be challenges in this world but thank God He has won the victory

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

Challenges comes in different forms and ways, it could be in form of attack on your Health, Finance, Family, Academics, work, relationship.

As child of God if you are not deeply rooted in in the word when you go through these trials you can easily be overwhelmed and start second guessing your faith thereby allowing all sorts of ungodly thoughts access into your mind and if not resisted immediately can cause one to backslide and miss the way.

The devil which is our common enemy is always in contention with our minds, so give no opportunity to him.

Essentially, challenges does two things; it can either make of break which all depends on how you react to it especially in managing it.

Know that no matter what you are going through, you are not the first and you are also not alone. Jesus went through it, Job went it it and what about the apostles? They are did and came out victorious.

God’s promise to us in Isaiah 43:2

When we passes through the waters, He will be with us; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow us: when we walk through the fire, we shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon us.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. Romans 5:3

This is so reassuring and to know that God is and will always be with us irrespective of the circumstances we might or currently going through in life.

With this assured promises from God to us we should have the right attitude and mindset especially whenever we face any challenge in life. Instead of crying and fretting over that unpleasant situation, speak to that situation and remind the problem who and how big your God is.

Encourage yourself in the Lord, speak faith, speak hope, speak victory, speak life.

  • Tell that sickness you are healed by His strips and your body is the temple of God.
  • Tell that failure that stirs you in the face that you are more than a conqueror.
  • Remind that sorrow that the joy of the Lord is your strength.
  • Tell that lack that your God owns the cattle upon a thousand hills and He’s your sufficiency.
  • Tell that fear God has given you the spirit of power, love and sound mind.
  • Tell that delay that you will wait till your change comes, it may seem slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.

Many thanks for stopping by, until next time..

May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love.


Untold suffering

Are you aware
That millions of people
The world over
Live on air?
How many full plates
A day do you savour?
And are you aware
That people return
To their creator
Like raindrops
From the sky
On a daily basis?
There is untold suffering
On our planet;
But only some people
Experience that heat;
Some swim in a pool
Of opulence;
With no idea
Of the wildfire
Of suffering raging
On the mountain.
Humanity has to return
To the drawing board
To reset the rules.
We dont have a scarcity
Of bread;
We have a poor distribution system;
Shouting a clear
And loud call for revision.

Soft, gentle hands of love

If you have been tortured
By love,
You may hate to hear
The word mentioned;
Many people have suffered
In the cruel hands of love;
And today,
They are most suspicious
Of love;
We all want to be touched
By the soft hands of love;
But more often than not,
It’s with the cruel ones
Love touches us.
Thus, pits us againt love.
Have you been touched
By the soft hands of love
Or the cruel hands of love?
May the cruel hands of love
Never touch you!
May you everyday be caressed
By the soft, gentle hands
Of love!


He suffered
On the way to Calvary;
He suffered with his cross,
He suffered on the cross;
He suffered in the hands
Of cruel people;
Are you suffering;
Stop it if you can;
You were not born
To suffer;
You bring suffering
On yourself
Through your doings,
Your failures
Your disobedience;
But often also,
Despite your effort
To keep away suffering
It will still take hold
Of you,
You must take it
With fortitude,
And let His will be done;
He accepted suffering;
He bore it with courage;
In your suffering
Turn to Him for strength
Like his;
He will grant you
His grace
To bear your suffering
While it lasts.

Do you know what is happening in Cameroon?

In Cameroon’s English-speaking part, lives are being lost, houses are burned down or destroyed, hospitals and schools have been burnt down, people are kidnapped, tortured and killed, heavy ransom are demanded, enemies are settling scores; no one is sure of living till the next day. It is a traumatic situation. Many are unable to go bury their loved ones when they die. Isn’t hell better?

Is there no one to help? Does no one care? The Church is consoling, preaching love, peace and reconciliation. See below. But can’t anyone help?

Suffering from depression?

Are you suffering
From depression?
Or do you know someone
Who is suffering
From depression?
There’s help;
Jessica of Empowered People
’empower’ people, says,
Blogging helps depression.
If you don’t mind it,
Take a look at
What she says.

And if you want to go further,
Help Guide, ‘a trusted guide to mental health and wellness’, has
Coping with depression.
With this, you can adequately cope with depression and sadness.

If you are not suffering
From depression,
But know someone who is,
Why not pass this on?

‘Why not me God’ instead of ‘Why me God’ ?

Why not me instead why me ?,life

Why not me instead of why me ?

Existence is a strange bargain.Life owes us little;we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.’William Cowpe”

Every one has to face some problem or other.

Describing somebody that ‘the fellow is born with silver spoon’ is utter rubbish.

Everybody has to undergo suffering.

Whether the person suffers from cancer or just mild fever,or any other reason doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is rich or poor,doesn’t matter.

Good or bad doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is pious or unholy ,doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is criminal or law-abiding doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is moral or immoral doesn’t matter.

Whether a new-born suffers or a 100+ old person suffers doesn’t matter.

I can go on and on….

The point I am trying to stress is ,there is no escape from suffering once you are born.

The only difference is , some suffer more and some suffer less.

Again I don’t have an answer.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. Isaac Asimov

When one suffers,the first question one puts invariable is “Oh God ! why me ?” as if one is pure (at heart on par with Almighty), and rest of the population deserves to suffer.

Remember there are others in this world,whose suffering is more than yours.

Instead,why can’t one boldly say ” why not me ?”,since life owes us nothing.

By saying so, Are we not gaining confidence in ourselves to face the eventuality ?

To be frank, why should one get exemption from suffering in one’s life ?

Is this not God’s way of telling us to be

  • Brave,
  • Develop courage,
  • Search for solutions( inventions,science etc)
  • Improve inner strength,
  • Understand the meaning of life ( philosophy),
  • Know the value of time.

So we are thankful to the Almighty for giving us an opportunity to survive and gain strength from sufferings.

So our thoughts should be

Why not me instead of why me ?

What are your thoughts ?

Do you agree ?

If you do not agree what is the reason ?

Thank you.   Philosophy through photography


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