‘And when bad times come, I will be with you’, says the Lord, not if when bad. So bad times will come, the cloud cannot always be bright and shiny but the rains and storms come to complete a perfect cycle of seasons and time. Seasons and times give us the perfect opportunity to grow and shine over and over again. So it doesn’t matter what yesterday served or what today is dishing but if you’ve got the right attitude to learn and grow, you will enjoy a beautiful tomorrow.
I always though Abuja was a city of hills and deserts far before I lived there and I was right. But far more beautiful are the rare silver linings intersecting the mountains and the sky. Beautiful indeed – breathtaking. So it doesn’t matter how harsh the hamattan there is or how noisy the winds can get but the reward is in the skies, making the most beautiful horizon, giving full assurance that it can only get better.
After all, ‘there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day’. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us – Romans 5:3-5.
Relish the rest of 2016!