‘I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.’ (Psalms 40:1-2 NLT)
For lots of people, it is quite a story that Jesus Christ is the only true Son of God. For some, God does not even exist. For others, their beliefs based on God have dwindled. They took a look at the world crises and thus concluded that God has not done nothing to ease our sufferings.
Only a wise one will understand the events of the time. Only a knowledgeable person will grasp the meaning of world crises to the extent of getting rid of despair.
The world is already in turmoil. Airplane crashes like leaves falling from trees. Countries are clashing with countries in bitter wars. Women and children are falling victims of terrorism that knows no limit. Children are abandoning and rejecting their parents; sexual aggressions are increasing; et cetera.
Despair is overshadowing the minds of Christians. Fear crept in and holds out the spirit of faith. The question on many Christians’ lips is whether it is worth it continuing with God. Countless have given in to the pit of despair.
At this period of our days, there is nothing as vital as life itself than to reaffirm our commitment to God. We MUST continue to follow his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. We must come back into the loving arms of God. An undivided heart will enable us to pass through whatever chaotic situations we find ourselves.
How can we preserve our commitment to God and avoid stumbling from His Grace?
- Bible: No Bible, no God. It is that simple. An emptied Christian is the one without the Word of God. We can compare him/her to a researcher void of essential documents to get the required results.
- Holy Ghost: John 14:16 (NLT) says, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.” God is awesome! We are never alone. Isn’t that amazing? Comprehending how He works can be challenging. In spite of, it is not ours to unravel his ways as that is impossible. Rather I implore us to move closer and closer to the Spirit of God for guidance. We need it. I repeat, now we need the Hold Spirit of God more than ever otherwise we are all in trouble.
- Gospel music: For years I have surrounded myself with soul-searching gospel music. They preserve my soul from slipping away. Hard-core metal or violence songs are inappropriate for any child of God. They drive away positive energies. The Spirit of God cannot dwell in an unhealthy environment. Get gospel music on your mobile phones, Walkman, in our houses, offices, schools, anything we carry around. Listening more to gospel songs strengthens efforts to keep us steady with our Father.
- Positive outlook: Let the presence of God reflect in whatever we do. Let us refrain from unhealthy conversations such as politics, celebrities’ issues, religious debates or violent arguments. We must be dissimilar and others must spot in us that we are the children of the living God. We must take into account that we may confront circumstances that will challenge our faith. No matter what we face, God will not leave us.
I pray that throughout the year 2015 and beyond that the presence of our Father be with us, shield us, comfort us, protect us, speak for us, defend us and lift us out of mire waters into those places He wants us to be, in Jesus mighty name.