In March 2020, the Turks and Caicos Islands like many other countries were under full lock down as a result of the impact of COVID 19. Soon thereafter, the economy started to weaken and eventually went into full recession. Many of us begin to worry about the loss of our jobs and the loss of our income and so the remaining months of 2020 began to look so hopeless. However, nine months later in December 2020, we can surely say we have come this far by faith. You may not have what you had in December 2019 but you have come this far.
Therefore I want to remind you of the words from this song
“We have come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord, Trusting in his Holy Word, He never failed me yet, Oh can’t turn around. We have come this far by faith.”
We have come this far by faith
Nine months are long and we are still unsure about the future but the fact that we have reached this far from where we came is a milestone. Some people could not take it and committed suicide. Others lost their minds. Some stole and kill. Some being to worry and be fearful. However, many of us remained grounded in our faith and through our faith, we have been able to maintain our sanity and live each day by faith. Faith is the key to survival. You need to believe that God will come through for you but of course it requires us to do our part as well because faith without works is dead.
Leaning on the Lord
Proverbs 3:5 states “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
If we learn to lean on the Lord, we can come far. You see you cannot totally depend on man. Man will disappoint you but if you make the Lord your Master, he will guide you and direct you through the storms. The Lord’s way is the right way. Stop leaning on man to help you. Man will set you up to fail especially if you do not agree with what they say but God will not leave your nor forsake you. You cannot go wrong if you lean on the Lord.
Trust in the Holy Word
In order to come this far, we trusted in the Holy Word. His word does not lie. The word is the most reliable book in the world so keep trusting in the word. Use the word as your guide and defense. No matter how little money you have, trust in the word for his word says that he will supply all of our needs according to his riches in Glory. No matter how the bills are mounted up, don’t worry, God will take care of you. Do not put your trust in horoscopes and psychics for these beliefs will not get you anywhere other than making you addictive and believing in something that has not proven to be true.
He never failed
I know many of us experience many failures this year. Your marriage may have failed, your business may have failed and some of you may have failed some exams but one thing I can say is God never fails. The failures that you experience in your life did not keep you down, did it? Don’t let it because God never fails.
Oh can’t turn around, we come this far by faith
Now that you have reached this far, please don’t turn back. Tell yourself each day you get up “Oh can’t turn around now” You see you are almost at your destination, why are you going to turn around. Don’t look back. Remember the story about Lot’s wife. She looked back and turned into a pillar of salt.
It is by faith that brought us to where we are today. If you have come this far, why are you going to give it up now? Yes you may not have everything you want now but you will so keep moving with faith.