On Monday evening, I was opportuned to see an Indian movie. If you are familiar with Indian movies, you should know they are always so emotional. The storyline looked almost ridiculous but a very important lesson repeated itself from the beginning of the movie till the end. Hold on, let me introduce the story to you.
This orphan boy had a musical instrument he used to entertain people stuck in traffic every day and he earned a living from it. He lived in a treehouse and he practically made it so comfortable for himself. He had a joint where he used to get some snacks and he noticed a girl who always came to the joint for the same reason. Somehow they became friends and since she enjoyed his songs, she took it upon herself to give him 100 rupees every day (she was from a wealthy home). Her dad was transferred out of town and she didn’t get the chance to inform her new friend, so, she wrote her phone number on the 100 rupees note she was to give him on the day they’ve leave for their new station. As usual, she threw it out of the window and just as the boy was trying to figure out the whole situation, another street boy snatched the note from him. You can imagine his state of mind… He ran after his new enemy tirelessly and in the process, he was hit by a car.
Now, this is the part that got my attention. The woman who hit him had tried so hard to have a child but it seemed impossible. Following everything that happened from the accident scene to the hospital, the woman convinced her husband to take the boy in. Since the boy was an orphan, they decided to adopt him (this is just a summary of what happened).
I can go on and on narrating the story but what I’m trying to illustrate here is the fact that whatever it is we are confronted with doesn’t happen without God’s consent. If he wasn’t hit by the car, he probably would have lived a miserable life. On the other hand, if the woman didn’t go out that day, she probably would have lived childless (they tried adopting a child but the process wasn’t going smoothly). Sometimes we dwell so much on the circumstances we face that we forget to fish out the opportunities they come with. Who says God doesn’t have your interest at heart? He cares so much about you but you won’t let Him have His way.
Remember Job? He was wealthy, he had kids but he was living in fear. He offered sacrifices to God everyday just to prepare the way for his kids peradventure they had committed one sin or the other. His entire race was wiped off and God gave him better children at the end of the day (his daughters were the best in the land). Do you curse God when you are downcast? Remember you can’t have it all smooth, there’d be a day you’d have to reflect on life and thank God you are alive at least.
He said there will be tribulations in the world but He asked us to be of good cheer for He’d overcome for us. What more do you want? Why don’t you hold on to His promises and let Him do His job? Let me ask you this: what good have you done since you’ve been worrying?
Whatever your case is, He knows about it, yours is probably the next to be solved. Don’t ruin it all with your murmuring, He detests it. When problems come, say: IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL!
Writer: Damilare Ojo