CHEER UP AMIDST THE STORM
Since I've become christian, they'll not leave me alone. Persecution here and there. The people I helped are the people that persecuted me most. The people I loved are the people that put so much pressure on my life. The people that I pray for everytime and the people that I always remember and that I'm always love to see, are the people that brought the greatest affliction upon my life. Why?
Should I stop being nice to people? Should I stop helping people? Should I stop praying for them? See what's happening to me! Why? But why will God not tell me the meaning of all these oppression and persecution? Why?
I live in the world where the sinners go scot free while the innocent are being highly punished. Why?;
Where believers who lived all their lives being Holy and keeping themselves a virgin till their wedding night now seems there's no child in their wombs while the prostitutes keep home. Why?;
Those who are modest and of good character, even godly and holy couldn't get a spouse while those with the worst of them all have a blissful wedding. Why?;
Some work all day in the house of God, giving all they own for the service of the Lord, yet they live a pauper while the unbelievers use the best of cars and lives in best of mansion. Why?;
Some studied hard for all exams only to see poor grades while those who could bribe their way in get the best of marks. Why?;
They made themselves good examples for the bad ones who but got jobs after graduation through connection and yet they ask why they have kept themselves all the while. Why?;
I have no job, they all hate me, my friends are now turning against me. Why?;
How about the promises of God that: we'll be the head and not the tail; no weapon fashioned again us shall prosper; I will fight for you and you shall hold your peace. but why?
Now Listen to the lyrics of this song.
1: Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder,
Why it should be thus, all the day long,
While there are others living about us,
(who are) Never molested, though in the wrong.
Chorus: Farther along we'll know all about it,
Farther along we'll understand why,
Cheer up, my brothers, live in the sunshine,
We'll understand it all bye and bye.
2: When death has come and taken our loved ones,
Leaving our homes so lonely and drear,
Then do we wonder why others prosper,
(Who are) Living as sinners year after year.
Chorus: Farther along we'll know all about it...
3: Faithful till death, saith our loved Master,
All through the day to labor and wait,
All of our toils will soon be
As we sweep through the beautiful gate.
4: When we see Jesus coming in glory,
When He comes from His home in the sky,
Then we shall meet Him in that bright mansion,
We'll understand it all by and by.
5: Often I wonder why I must journey,
Over a road so rugged and steep,
While there are others living in comfort,
While with the lost I labor and weep.
Where is the fulfilment of my dream? Don't worry!
Where will this situation get to? Don't worry!
Why is all these? Don't worry!
Does God still remember me? You'll understand!
Stay with the Lord and all will be well.
By Adegoke Olalekan Adebumiti