Sunset And The Sunrise: Bitter And The Sweet

Sunset And The Sunrise: Bitter And The Sweet

“I am the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.” – Exodus 20:2 NLT

As a business person, I know very well that challenges are common and endless. With each challenge, you feel like quitting and getting a job. The trials that come with business will put your faith to the ultimate test. You can only prepare as much as you can and some things are beyond your control. I remember when the business was not profitable and I had decided to give it one more month and if it didn’t work out I would cut my losses. The “last” month came and a couple of days into it I had two emergencies that rocked my faith. I felt like I was Paul on the ship and about to suffer my own shipwreck. I spoke to my leader about it and he encouraged me to endure and reminded me why I was in business. The following month we had a breakthrough and managed to stay afloat. 

When I was going through the storm at the time I felt like I couldn’t survive. I had sleepless nights and Insomnia was my best friend. At the point where I was about to break, the breakthrough came. It’s amazing how when you going through a storm you think it’s the worst thing ever. GOD got me through it and blessed me afterwards.  In the above scripture, GOD was teaching the Israelites to remember that whatever they may go through in the future they must remember that the same GOD who got them through before, is the same GOD who is going to deliver them in the future. 

Psalm 30: 5b says weeping may last through the night yet joy comes in the morning. It may seem like the night is very long and there is no breakthrough in sight. But the morning will always come and the rejoicing is inevitable. The trick is to remember that Egypt was once in the night and now you are basking in the sun and you have already forgotten the previous night. With every sunset, there is a sunrise. Though the sunset is bitter, the sunrise is always sweet. So with every trial/challenge just remember that the same GOD who delivered you before has not changed and He is still seated on His throne. Remember that your High Priest is also still at His right hand pleading your case. Like Joseph, Daniel, David, Job and Paul the breakthrough will be worth the suffering you have endured (James 1:12). After you have suffered He will lift you up and bless you abundantly. The secret is to endure and patiently wait on Him.

It may seem like the night is very long and there is no breakthrough in sight. But the morning will always come and the rejoicing is inevitable

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