“Trust In The Lord Forever!”(Is.26:1-12).
Yesterday Sunday morning was a horrible day in some parts of the town where I reside. The sound of gunshots and explosions were frightfully deafening; and could be heard from afar.
Yesterday when I made a post concerning the gunshots and explosions, one senior citizen living around that area of action commented, “Peace on earth! Can it be preached through all this defeaning noise?” This is a deep question which, over the years has been posed by many who have passed through similar experiences.
When the psalmist cried out, “How long, O Lord?…,” he was exasperated and felt abandoned. Yet he had hope and concluded, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me”(Ps.13).
It is in the same line that Habakkuk complained, “How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not save?” But like the psalmist he ended up with, “yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength…”(Hab.1:2&318-19a).
We may find it difficult to preach peace today, but we can still raise our voices in praise as we anticipate the glorious days soon to come.
We shall all sing this song of Isaiah in praise of God who never fails.“In that day this song will be sung in the land…We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls…Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps the faith. You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal…Lord you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.”
No storm can last forever. Those who walk in the way of God’s laws wait for him with confidence. Whatever it is, remain confident of the future because it is in God’s hands. Trust in the Lord forever.
Prayer of the week: Heavenly Father, we wait on you to establish peace for us and let your salvation be our protection. Amen!
Welcome back to a new working week. Have a blessed day and week! Peace be with you!