Happiness may not be the solution to all lives problem but it sure leads to the solution.
To all waiting mothers and fathers, cheer up.
To all believing for one miracle or another, cheer up.
Yes, your situation may be depressive and there’s enough things to get you down.
Things don’t seem to be going on fine. All hell seems loosed.
Your body may be going out of order and your finances not where it should be.
You may feel like summarizing your life with a few negative sentences.
You may have enough facts to make you believe your tomorrow will not be better than your today.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory;
The bible calls whatever affliction we are facing ‘light”. No matter how we want to look at it, it is still a light affliction.
The bible also says it is a but for a moment. How can we define ‘a moment”? Something insignificant, minute and inconsequential in time.
It says our light affliction is but for a moment!! Hallelujah.
No matter how long we may count the time it is still ‘a moment’.
The bible now says it is working for us a more exceeding and eternal weight of Glory. How beautiful?
From the scriptures,we know that this affliction is working for us.
It is working for us an eternal weight of GLORY!
That means our affliction shall end up in glory.
If not for anything, that’s why we should be joyful and happy.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither [shall] fruit [be] in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and [there shall be] no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Despite all that is happening, verse 18 of Habakkuk says , ‘Yet’ I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
We should come to a point of telling ourselves that even if things are not working, there is still a ‘Yet’ in us.
The devil is fighting your ‘Yet’. Don’t let the devil get or steal your ‘Yet’.
Between where you are and where you ought to be is your ‘Yet’.
If you can rejoice and be happy, there is a breakthrough on the other side of your rejoicing.
When you rejoice, you are exercising faith in a God who works in mysterious ways to meet His children’s need who trust in His power.
God bless you and give you the strength to rejoice no matter what.
Confession of the day
The devil can’t steal my joy. I choose to rejoice.
Prayer of the day
Holy Spirit please help me understand that there is a miracle on the other side of my rejoicing.
Thought of day
Php 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Begin to take ‘Rejoicing’ seriously
Sophia Bolanle Okunowo pastors alongside her husband at Shouts Of Grace Center in Ibadan. She is an administrator with a Health Provider company. She desires to see marriages blessed and fulfilling it’s purpose.