Quite often life brings with it so many surprise moves that makes its almost impossible for us to be so confident about tomorrow. Things can change overnight and turn upside down when we least expect. The Covid 19 pandemic is one such example where within a few months many lives have been turned upside down. What appeared to be a solid ground all of a sudden becomes sinking sand. The secret to tackling the mysteries of life is learning to handle each day at a time while believing that whatever comes our way, will never be beyond what we can jointly handle with God’s help. The scriptural account of Samson, a man who witnessed both ends of life’s spectrums is one we can learn from. At one time he was a mighty ruler and a respected judge of his people Israel. The next time he had eyes gouged out and was reduced to a mere entertainer. Things turned around overnight for Samson and his is a classic example of how often we fall from glory to grass. How often do we find ourselves in such situations. At one point we are full of life and energy and then overnight we become mere entertainers to be ridiculed by others. A once beautiful girl who charmed many and full of life becomes a disgrace to be avoided. A respected man who moved hearts with envy becomes a source of ridicule and the people who once begged and respected you starts making fun of you. Moments when you feel helpless and the tides of life turn against you and you become a bad example to warn others. The best thing we should realize is that even in defeat there is a God who can come through for you. A God who gives us some extra time to play never writing us off and ensures our ordeals doesn’t last for long. Where has life turned tables on you? Where have you fallen from grace to grass and you’ve been reduced into a mere entertainer? Where do some people use you as a bad lesson to warn others? Our God is a God of second chances. He ensures our hair grows when the enemy cuts it off. Never give up on God because when people give up on you, God is still at work in your seeming defeat!
““And now I am their taunting song; Yes, I am their byword.” Job 30:9 NKJVW
Last modified: July 2, 2020