If I had my way,
I would bring more joy
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.
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, Sickness 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; Hunger, Sickness; Malnutrition; 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. Amen!
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.
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.
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.
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?