When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell at His feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. John‬ ‭11:32‭-‬35‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Our faith in God and our commitment to Him both to follow Him and serve Him do not exempt us from painful experiences in life. At the same time, God also will not leave us or abandon us in our moments of tribulation. He will demonstrate His love and manifest His power to turn our sorrow into joy, trials into testimony, and grief into great rejoicing.

However, the right attitude to develop in our difficult period is to learn to pour out our hearts to God but humbly on our knees in the place of worship and prayer. Truly, we do not have a Saviour that is impotent to save and we also do not have a High Priest that cannot sympathize with our weakness. He Himself has been through it all and He knows how it is to feel forsaken in a trying time.

The Lord Jesus knows your deepest thoughts, He is not unaware of your troubles, He sees each tear that falls and He is right with you now to heal your wounds. Therefore, return to Him humbly and boldly as He sits on His throne of grace, He will show you mercy and you will obtain favour in your time of need. Cheer up! The battle will not be long, though there may be on this day the noise of battle, but the next day is for you to sing the victor’s song. Good morning and do have a blessed weekend.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola