Monday, September 19, 2011

Hasn't God Forgotten You Peradventure?

As we look at the world and the happenings, we may think that God has gone on leave or vacation and has left human beings to struggle for themselves. The rich pilfer from the poor, and the oppressors think it is their God-given rights to oppress the weak.  Stronger nations like the US, Britain, and France are invading weaker nations like Ivory Coast and Libya to siphon their natural resources. Those that made money their almighty purveyor soon realize it can only provide quasi happiness as they become aware of many millionaires suffering from insomnia. Despite the lauds and vespers of many not to lose their houses, the bank still foreclosed on them. Some named and claimed a happy marriage, yet it fell apart like a sandcastle. Others have been unemployed now for so long that if they were even renamed Unemployment as their middle name; it will be a befitting favor. Some neither have health nor death insurance but sickness strolls around their corridor. You are a beautiful girl, but sex that others crave and rave has become a nightmare to you because of pain here and pain there. It seems like your children have signed a pact with delinquency that immurement seems to beckon with both hands. You have written love letters that even Hera would have fallen, but the girl you lust and fantasize about has never given you a single reply. You are wondering if God has forgotten you.

Some are trying and relying on coping mechanisms like sex, drugs, alcohol, and social media to deal with this puzzlement so much so that many have become addicted. Others are in total denial, while some rationalize their misery and calamity. The young and old nowadays rather than run to God instead run to religion as another coping mechanism. The majority are drowning themselves in hedonism and embracing fatalism and existentialism body and soul. The tough subscribe to stoicism which reborn more hopelessness that suicide has increased than decrease.

Even great men of God like David (Ps 106:4) and Jeremiah (Jer 15:15) had thought at one point that God had forgotten them. It would seem the present generation is a generation that could rightly be called mobile drug depots of prescription and off counter medications. Even though the sex industry is also experiencing the recession, young girls are flooding into easy money stripteasing as their imaginary bliss terminus where they make a few bucks from spreading their legs to expose their sacred assets to lustful men; single or married. Yes, that is because most of them think God and human beings have forgotten them. Some of you know people who really do not want to see you. You fear for your life day and night. You sleep and keep an eye open that even a mere mosquito frightens you. Some of you have been so evil that even your own shadow frightens you too. Whatever may be the danger facing you, I want you to remember that God does not forget his people.

I know you have been praying, but today I tell you to garnish your prayers with faith in God. Go down again and pray a birthing prayer (I Kings 18: 42). I am not talking about going to church; I am talking about taking your cares unto God who cares for you. Faith and prayer will never fail you as they never failed Elijah. He prayed and asked his servant to see if the results were there. Rather than give up if there were no results, he went down back again and kept praying. Jesus said “men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Lk 18:1), and Paul reiterated “pray without ceasing” (I Thes 5:17).  Why are you ceasing to pray when your trouble is still there? Is it because you think God has forgotten you? Yes, Elijah prayed until God gave a mighty rain (I Kings 18: 42-46). Therefore, if you want an answer to your situation, hear me well; God has not forgotten you. No, he does not forget his own people “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.” (2 Chro 16:9).

Until then, wait patiently a little longer for God has not forgotten you!

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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