18 so that by these two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to prove false, we who have taken refuge in him might be encouraged to seize the hope set before us. Hebrews 6:18
At times, the technical study of the Scripture makes it harder to understand what one is reading. One wise man told me that if you read the Bible in the common language, in this case, English, and you don’t understand it, then read it in your first language. In my case, it is Swahili.
18 ili kwa vitu viwili visivyoweza kubadilika, ambavyo katika hivyo Mungu hawezi kusema uongo, tupate faraja iliyo imara, sisi tuliokimbilia kuyashika matumaini yale yawekwayo mbele yetu;
The unchangeable character of God and the faithfulness of His promises are the 2 things that should help us through this time of uncertainty.
Some of us are already depressed, jobless, tired, at wits end, giving up to fate, spiteful, acutely irritable and the list goes on.
Seize the hope that is before you. Why? Coz hope is more contagious than a pandemic.
How do I change from being hopeless to hopeful?
- Look at the mirror and have a talk with the (wo)man in there. Ask him/her to change their ways of thinking, believing, speaking & acting/responding.
- Sanitise your environment by keeping clean. Keeping clean means not only the physical but also what you allow to listen to because it determines your mental health. Keep around people and information that pushes you to be positive and hopeful.
- Be the help that everyone needs. What you send out is what comes back to you. Call and check up on your friends and encourage them.
- Pray. Pray for the (wo)man you spoke with in the mirror, for the events unfolding and that which is yet to unfold. Also, pray for your friends.
God’s unchangeable character and His unfailing promises will get us through. This is the very hope set before us in this season.