Mountains and valleys are two sides of the same coin which tells our navigation through life. They are like geographical compass capable of giving the pictoral image of our journey. They show those times we were on top our world and those times we felt stranded underneath the gully.
Some how the major determinant of our happiness seem to rest solely on the joy that comes when all is rosy, and when the storms of life come hard on us, the smile, joy and laughter fades away. Sincerely, all through our life time there are bound to be ups and downs, mountains and valleys, triumphs and debacles. These events often have a way of reminding us that we live in a world with very strange possibilities.
There are situations we find ourselves that we just know it’s complications and difficulties can only be resolved by the miraculous hand of God. You see, when we look for help in the wrong places we tend to find more trouble than peace and it’s consequence is severe.h
This means our only source of help is the Lord. If there’s one thing I am very sure of, it is the fact that our God is too faithful to fail. Cheer up, the morning has come and your joy shall be full.
A beloved friend called me recently and asked if I believe there will ever be an end to the suffering she was going through at the time, my response was “Yes” and when she asked for more details, I added, whether in this life or the one which is to come I am confident that God’s glory will be revealed through us, and the shame, pain, setbacks, lack, sickness, hate, loss, lost and helplessness will be gone for good. Christ is the hope of creation, never again should any believer see their case as hopeless.
Beloved the encapsulation of the divine life is the revelation of God’s glory, for we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord, (2Corinthians 3:18). We are the full embodiment of His glory (col. 1:27) and even when all hope seem lost, His presence is more than hope for us.
We must never back down, because in times like this our confidence and faith in God is what makes the difference. Isaiah 37, the king Hezekiah lost all hope and wept like a baby in the presence of the Lord, this act marked the turning point in the history of Judah as 185,000 of the Assyrian army were destroyed by a single angel because of the tears of a single man. Also in Isaiah 38, Hezekiah came face to face with death, he however sought the Lord with tears and for the first time in the history of Isaiah’s prophetic decrees God changed his mind and intentions because of a single man called Hezekiah. Just like Hezekiah we must be confident that God is always willing to change every hopeless situations for He is our present help in time of trouble, (Psalm 46:1).