I got this from a friend George and it speaks to my heart and situation and I hope you all can pick something from it too.
Have you ever been hurt or presently experiencing one? If yes, then
you would agree with me that at such times, the word, TRUST tends to
lose savor. Perhaps someone is saying, “why should bad things happen
to good people?” and another is asking, “Do bad things really happen
to good people?”
O yes! ‘Bad’ things do happen to good people but that does not mean
they are under God’s punishment because of some sort of sin of
omission or something. Bad things would sure happen to good people
because we are in a world of imperfection. Christ addressing His
disciples said, “In this godless world you will continue to experience
difficulties but take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”-John 16:33.
The “A” part of John 16:33 reads, “I’ve told you all this so that
trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace.”
Let us see what trust is.
Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of
someone or something. Trusting the Lord means, looking beyond what we
can see to what God sees. David won the victory against Goliath—an
experienced, intimidating warrior—because, he (David) viewed the trial
(Goliath) from God’s perspective. In your time of TRIAL, refuse to see
how mighty the trial is; rather how big your God is.
Let me talk to someone out there: between the point of your trauma
(trial, pains, betrayal, victimization, tears etc) and the point of
recovery is a “WHEN” (time). Every wound, pains, or tears require time
for healing. Some pains may take minutes, hours, days, months, or
even years to heal, but there is surely going to be a healing. The
question is, what would you be doing during these periods of healing?
May I also inform you that this period is not the time to take rash
resolutions; it is not the season of planning ‘pay back’ strategy. It
is also not the season of throwing self-pity party, neither is it a
season to throw blames around. It is but a season to just TRUST in
Quickly, I’ll share with you four ingredients for undivided trust in
God during any season of difficulties:
(1) Take the spotlight off yourself: 1Samuel 17:37 “David said
moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and
out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this
Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.”
Trust begins the very moment you realize, the battle is of the Lord
and victory lies in His palms.
(2) Stop looking at the size of your difficulty: 1Samuel 17:45 “David
answered, “You are coming against me with sword, spear, and javelin,
but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of
the Israelite armies, which you have defied.” David saw beyond the
military might of goliath to the Almightiness of his God. Therefore,
trusting God for victory became easy for him.
(3) Looking up to men as a way out would only lead to more
disappointment: 1Samuel 17:39- “David strapped Saul’s sword over the
armor and tried to walk, but he couldn’t, because he wasn’t used to
wearing them. “I can’t fight with all these,” he said to Saul. “I’m
not used to it.” So he took it all off.”
(4) Speak your victory and not magnify your trial: 1Samuel 17:46-47-
“This very day, the LORD will put you in my power; I will defeat you
and cut off your head and I will give the bodies of the Philistine
soldiers to the birds and animals to eat. Then the whole world will
know that Israel has a God, and everyone here will see that the LORD
does not need swords or spears to save his people. He is victorious in
battle, and he will put all of you in our power.” A speaking/talking
faith is a winning faith even when it seems all hope is lost. Do not
stop declaring your victory. Trust is reinforced in the midst of such
Finally, when bad things happen, remember you are in a world full of
imperfection and it can only take the Perfect God to work things out
Say no to insurgency and Yes to a peaceful Nigeria.