He Will Do It Again
I was born and raised in Cameroon, and in my culture, extended family members live in the same household. Children grow up with a sense of love, invincibility, and assurance that their future will be all right. As time went on, however, I experienced many disappointments, and became bitter, antisocial, and depressed. I had built my hope and future on the belief that my family’s abilities and connection would protect, care for, and nurture me. When that didn’t happen, I blamed everybody and everything. The discovery that my aspirations, dreams, and achievements were outside the will of God shattered my heart. I realized that ego had edged God out of my life. As we read throughout this passage, let the uncertainties of today dissipate as we remember we can trust in God.
Lord, help us remember that your promises still stand and that you will never fail us. AMEN.