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18/05/2022 03:00 - 19/05/2022 02:00

"Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken" - Psalm 62:5-6 (NIV) 

Almost everyone loves the sight of beaches or just being there. A beach normally gathers guys from every walk to play and have fun while occasionally dipping into cool water for a swim or mere splash. On any good day there are those happy faces scattered perhaps enjoying a pincic while watching waves push from afar down to the beach sands.

The waves that toss down at a beach often pull from afar. In fact, they could have started out as a storm. In the middle of some lake or sea a storm will kick off a huge wave that rises with such gusto while pushing forth. You wouldn't like to be in the middle of some storm as those waves are quite deadly. In their way they can toss you into fragments, with such wicked force.

Till they reach the beach and slide into certain and almost prestine calmness.

In life one could find himself in the middle of a gigantic storm that is raging with wicked waves forcing anything around out of the way. But when you take cover in the Lord be assured that that storm will subside and eventually pass. Like a huge wave it will eventually collapse and all its power to cause havoc be no more. For just as King David wrote, "The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters" (Psalm 23:1-2). The storm will be over.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, whatever might be the storm I might be faced with, I rest in you, knowing it will all come to rest, for that is your power, this I pray in Jesus's name.

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    “Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked” (Psalm 43:1)

    To be vindicated is to be cleared of blame or suspicion. Someone is vindicated when he is eventually proved right or justified. In his reign as King of Israel, David was not short of enemies. One was his very son Absalom who divided his people and mounted a coup that threw him off the throne. After Absalom had raised enough support, “a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.” So David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise, and let us flee, or we shall not escape from Absalom..” (1 Samuel 15:13-14).

    Pushed out of power, David longed to be vindicated. His situation is no different from any person who has been mistreated, done poorly and cast out of a position for apparently no fault of his. So often one comes across innocent public servants who have been put on katebe, the local speak for being made redundant. Intrigues being part of life there is never a day that passes without someone somewhere conspiring and scheming against a blameless person. False rumors are spread and before long one is forced out of his job.

    Where do you turn when your enemies are having you for a field day? Quite obvious there are those who give in to bitterness and use the evil ways their enemies exceled in to launch a counter attack. If their enemies bribed their way to power, so they do. If they spread malice, so they embrace. If they sought out occult powers, they arm themselves with these.

    Pushed out of power, David, rather sought the Almighty God. He went “to the top of the mountain, where he worshiped God” ( 2 Samuel 15:32). He prayed that his enemy Absalom would fall pray to his evil devices through foolish counsel, causing him confusion. The Lord answered David’s prayer and his army went to battle with Absalom and defeated him, leading to his death at the hand of David’s General Joab (2 Samuel 18).

    Today, should you be grappling with a situation where you feel done wrong, do not let your enemies have the better part of you, but turn to God, who will vindicate you. “For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants” (Psalm 135:14).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray for you to vindicate me in all my affairs, where I have been falsely accused, done poorly, and that glory may go to you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!