Now when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel had gathered together at Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard of it, they were afraid of the Philistines. So the children of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines.” And Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. Then Samuel cried out to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him.
I Samuel 7:7‭-‬9 NKJV

Sin, by its nature, alienates people from God. It opens the door for the enemies of God’s people to afflict, oppress, torment and annihilate God’s people. Worse of all, sin hinders God from helping His people. It blocks the ears of God from acceding to their cry, shortens God’s hands from rescuing His people from their troubles and blinds God’s eyes from beholding the plight of His people.

However, when God’s people return to God, acknowledge their sins, confess and forsake them, God immediately responds with His gracious answer to avenge them of their enemies who have been taking advantage of their separation from God to oppress them.

You do not need to continue to suffer under the oppressive regime of the enemy, all you need to experience God’s mighty deliverance is to return to Him and call upon Him in fervent prayer. When you enter into God’s presence with a keen sense of need for His involvement in your life, your desperate call for His intervention will gain His immediate attention. May the Lord help you to engage His the power of His mercy and grace for your deliverance from every form of slavery today in Jesus’ name. Good morning.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola