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SUNDAY SERMON

Things will get better, never despair

Instead of drowning in a sea of tears, pray ceaselessly to God

In Summary

• Nothing is ever too hard for God to do regardless of the severity of the situation

• We have a God who changes not, the same one who made Joseph prime minister

A depressed mind
A depressed mind
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Just imagine... One day, Joseph woke up as a prisoner in Egypt, and by evening, he was sleeping in the palace as Prime Minister. One night, Hannah went to bed childless and the next morning, she woke up with morning sickness and pregnant, after so many years of barrenness. 

One morning, David woke up to go tend to his father's sheep in the forest, but by evening, he had been anointed as the next king of Israel. One morning, the Israelites woke up as slaves in Egypt but by nightfall, they were on their way to Canaan as a free, new nation. 

That is the nature of our God. Nothing is ever too hard for Him to do and at the appointed time, He always brings it to fruition. The aforementioned people are just examples of those who have experienced the move of God in their lives after so many years of tribulations. 

In contemporary times, there are many of us who can relate to their situations, albeit not similar to our troubles. Millions of young Kenyans spend every day scouting for jobs without success, their university degrees notwithstanding. 

Others have spent years out of school due to lack of school fees, and they do not know when the tide will ever turn around. Many other young people are shackled in addiction, including drugs, alcohol, stealing, pornography or sex. They have tried to turn their lives around to no avail and feel as if this was their fate all along. 

Never give up. Your situation can change in an instant as in the case of Joseph, Hannah, et al. God is faithful and does not desire for you to remain in your current state of suffering forever. Remember Jesus' words in John 10:10: "I have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly." 

Instead of drowning in a sea of tears, that time would be better spent on your knees, praying ceaselessly to God. This is what the aforementioned men and women did in their lowest moments. 

They were fully persuaded that it was only God who could save them and thus kept their eyes fixed on Him. Hannah, for instance, spent many days in the temple of God, crying out to Him to bless her with a child.

And the Bible records in 1 Samuel 1:19 that the Lord remembered her and in the course of time, caused her to become pregnant. Likewise, pray ceaselessly that God may bring an end to your tribulations in the course of time. 

And while He is working out things to deliver you out of your debacle, He will grant you the peace that surpasses our human understanding to guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7). 

We have a God who changes not... The same one who delivered the Israelites from Egypt, elevated Joseph from prisoner to Prime Minister and saved Daniel from the jaws of death in the lions' den. 

There is no reason He can't repeat the feat in your situation. Don't despair.