For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 RSV

When the unimaginable happens, when expectations are dashed and great hopes are forfeited, the natural response includes fear, panic, worry, and anxiety. These instincts when allowed to overwhelm us can lead us to doubt or cause us to disbelieve even the ability and the capacity of God to save and deliver us from the apparent troubles.

Ironically, there is no better time to experience the presence of our God and the steadfastness of His love than the time of crisis; when all the things, institutions, and people we so much trusted to provide us security fail us. Until we are left with nothing else to trust and anyone to run to for safety from impending dangers, doom, reproach, and embarrassment we will not know how great, steadfast, and faithful the love of our God is.

Frankly, all human confidences shall fail but when all other things no longer support and sustain us, our God does not. While it is the nature of God to correct and rebuke His children for sins, it is also certain that He will not cast us off because of His steadfast love that is hinged on His compassion and covenant of peace.

Therefore, be encouraged and move on in hope. The future is still very bright despite all the traumas, disappointments, pains, and injustices you have experienced.

Don’t give up yet! Stop crying, cease from worrying, restrain yourself from complaining, and keep your hope only on Jesus Christ. Only with Him you can survive the storm, and win that battle. Only Jesus can lift you from the heap of ashes and crown you with glory eventually. May the Lord help you to remain strong, resilient, and courageous till the end. Good morning, enjoy a peaceful day.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola