HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO ADVERSITY? – Thu, Feb 07, 2019


Psalm 77:9-10 KJV

Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

[10] And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

When I was a young boy, I lost my bicycle under very ‘bizarre’ conditions. Though a bike may mean nothing to most, as a young boy it meant a lot to me. It was my main means of transport to the local church, where I fellowshiped each morning and had my devotion.

And what was worse, it got stolen right in the compound of the church while we were worshipping. Till date, how I responded to the situation still baffles me. I still showed up the next day!
The realities of life can set you up for a whole week of thinking and even shake your faith on many occasions. I believe this was the position of the writer of this Psalm, yet he had reason to be thankful to God.

How do you respond, the morning after a very terrible experience, incident, calamity or perhaps the demise of a loved one? It is ok to hurl your fist up at God and demand answers, but like Asaph in this Psalm, it is important to “remember the years of God’s right hand” after all.

The uncertainties of life are what we are certain of. Bad things happen to good people too and we need not hold that against God to the extent of derailing our faith and disrupting our prayer life. Keep believing, in the end you’ll be glad you did.

Have a blessed day.
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