Tayo was driving home one Saturday afternoon, her mind preoccupied with so many things when her car suddenly stopped. Apparently her tank was low on fuel and she had no money to refill her tank. Her Landlord only recently threatened to eject her for owing 6 months’ rent, her two children were given a letter to stay home or pay the school fees with their exams just around the corner. Her husband of 4 years died in a ghastly auto crash about a year ago, leaving her to assume his responsibilities alongside with hers; It was as if the whole world came crashing in on her. She felt frustrated and suddenly began to cry profusely, how could God have allowed her husband to die when she needed him most? All those who promised to help her had one excuse or the other to give; well she wouldn’t blame them because they were not the cause of her predicament.
She felt so broken and abandoned as tears streamed down her face, confused about what to do and what the future held for her. Suddenly, she heard a knock on her car window; she had forgotten that the car stopped right in the middle of the road so she quickly let down the car window to tender her apologies while wiping her tears with the palm of her hands. Martins was deeply moved by the pitiful sight he just witnessed, he could see the pain in her eyes as she tried to apologise and he was moved to help her. Tayo told him she ran out of fuel and had no cash on her to refill. He knew that couldn’t have been the sole reason for the pain in her eyes but he was determined to find out and do all within his power to make her smile again……….
Sometimes in life, we are faced with situations beyond our human strength, we feel so lonely and dejected and afraid that the end to our misery is not in a hurry to come. It could be the loss of a loved one or a job, financial crises, a failed marriage, health issues, betrayal or what have you. The first thing to note in that situation is, ‘You are not Alone’! There are so many people in much more challenging situation than yours that have sunk under the weight of their challenges while some even lost their lives in the process. The fact that you are alive is an indication that you have what it takes to cross over the hurdle.
Another thing to also note is that God is always there when we feel everyone has left us. He said “never will I leave nor forsake you”; what a comforting assurance! However, when situations appear bigger than us, we tend to forget that God is aware of our predicament and we carry on as if no one can figure out what we are going through. God wants you to know that He knows about it and He is willing to walk through it with you, hand in hand. No matter the fiery darts life hurls at you, He promises to be right there to shield you if only you will allow Him. Friend, please wipe away those tears, stop creating a pity party, let faith rise up within you because God is interested in your case; if only you can trust Him enough, He will make a way of escape for you. Do you believe Him?
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