Friday: 28th December, 2018

Reference text: Psalm 124

Psalms 124:1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

It seems the word of God has already presented a blueprint for what we ought to be doing in the last weekend of the year- to look back and name our blessings one by one. The Psalmist gives us a clue as to what we ought to be thinking about and that is everything that would have been, if the the Lord had not been on our team.

This sort of gives us the opportunity to explore probably the worst case scenario in a number of settings: we may have lost relationships, but do we know what that loss saved us from? Heartache, pain, disappointment? We may have had arrived late at work because our means of transport let us down, but do we know what could have happened if we had been on time?

Sweetheart, if we really had the eyes to see what goes on behind the scenes, the battles being fought on our behalf and the victories we celebrate oblivious of how they came our way, we would indeed sing the song of David ‘had it not been for the Lord on our side’. This may be the sound of consolation and I don’t know how it appears to you, but you really do have reason to rejoice because ‘things could have been worse’.

Beloved, this year may have been so and so, no clear progress or forward movement and some hiccups here and there, but in spite of all that, we stand together at the cusp of another year and we will agree that ‘it is the doing of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes’. So don’t be disappointed that all you wanted to achieve has not been manifested, because seeing how far you have come should give you reason to rejoice and say ‘God has been faithful’.

Remember # Had it not been for the Lord on our side…


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