Life is not as it appears to be…
There was once a man who was ship-wrecked and stranded on an island. Day by day, he prayed on his knees, asking God to please send someone to rescue him. But to his dismay, no one showed up.
Days suddenly turned into weeks and weeks into months. He had but no choice than to learn how to survive on the island. During his stay, he accumulated things from the island and stored them in a hut he constructed. One day after hunting for food and returning back to his hut, he saw his hut up in flames along with everything else he owned.
All of his possessions and every hope he had hope of surviving, being destroyed before his very eyes. The only item he had left were the clothes he had on. At first, he was in shock, but was later consumed by anger.
In his fury, he threw his fists into the air and began cursing God at the top of his voice saying, “God, how could you let this happen to me? I’ve been praying everyday for months now about being rescued and no one has come. Everything I have acquired while trying to survive here is now on fire! How could you do to this to me! Why did you let this happen?”
He fell on his hands and knees some minutes later, weeping heavily. Then lo and behold, when he lifted his head up to catch a glimpse of his environment once more, he sighted a figure that looked like a ship coming in his direction. He was finally rescued
On their way out of the island, the man suddenly asked the captain, “How were you able to find me?”. The captain responded, “We were voyage across the ocean when we noticed on the horizon, a column of smoke going up. We decided to go check it out and when we did, that’s how we found you!”.
In life, we are going to be faced with lots of challenges, problems, and disasters as long as we are humans and we are still breathing. But have it in mind that no matter what the devil has mapped out to happen in your life, God would surely turn things around. What may seem as a disapointment now, can sometimes be a blessing in disguise.
For “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Psalms 34:17-19.
We are faced with the worst situations one can think of, but no matter the sorrows, our joy knocketh close by. It’s our decision to unlock the door where our joy is. With hope, hardwork and prayers, we can achieve the greatest of things, our hearts desires.