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15/02/2024 - 16/02/2024 All day

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you” ( Jeremiah 29:12).

The Bible is a book that records man’s struggle against overwhelming odds. In the process it also provides ways how we can respond whenever faced with situations that appear beyond our control.  A case in point is when, finally let go from Egypt, the Israelites encountered a harsh desert, live with snakes, and well – positioned with warrior tribes waiting to attack ( Exodus 17).

Their journey was quite similar to the story of building the East African railway in 1895, to provide good passage from the coast to Uganda. At one point construction became almost impossible. The railway had to wade through warrior tribes like the Nandi and Masai who battled it all the way. There were the male lions of Tsavo  that killed over 100 workers.

While the British relied on their guns to wage through dangerous territory, it was a different case for the Israelis who at one point run out of water. But when they attacked Moses, blaming him unfairly, he turned to God. God heard his cry for help and told him, “Go out in front of the people….take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.  I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink”     ( Exodus 17: 5-6).

Any could be facing a situation that appears impossible! Any could be waging through dangerous territory live with snakes and wolves! Whatever it is in your hands lies the most powerful weapon there is. And that is the power of turning to God in prayer.

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham and maker of heaven and earth, when faced with any situation that appears impossible, I turn to you in prayer, for victory, this I pray in Jesus’ name

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    "And your life will be brighter than the noonday; it’s darkness will be like the morning. And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security”  (Job 11:17-19.)

    Philosophers and writers have long pointed out that without hope mankind would long be gone. The philosopher Victor Frankly who survived the Holocaust where he lost his entire family found hope was the most important weapon that enabled him come out alive. He wrote, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how!”
    
Hope can sustain any of us through the darkest of times. This is what happened to Job when he lost everything he possessed. “Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face” (Job 13:15).

    King David when he was being pursued by his enemies never lost hope. “For you have been my hope, sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth” (Psalm 71:5). The Apostle Paul who faced countless perilous times during his missionary journeys including jail and shipwrecks never lost hope. Writing to the Corinthians he reminded them, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers” (2 Cor 1:10-11).

    As believers God has given us hope that our lives are not empty and meaningless, like so many others. He has given us the hope to carry us through the lowest of moments. “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5).
    Today, may that hope that you have in Christ sustain you through whatever circumstances you may be facing.

    Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray in the wonderful name of Jesus that the hope I have in you lifts me up and sustains me in all situations as a conquer, in whose name I pray.

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