Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:4-7, ESV2011).
It comes easy to rejoice when things go well. But it is not so easy to rejoice when our people suffer unemployment, our national resources are plundered by corrupt politicians and millions of illegal immigrants, quality of education at our schools drop down to alarming levels, our churches are infiltrated by unbiblical doctrines and practices and our youth is hopeless, helpless and confused.
Therefore, in times such as this Paul’s letter to Philippians becomes our secret weapon.
Our God is still in control and He is still almighty. We shall bring our people, our country and all our concerns to God with a sincere prayer and know that He hears us and will respond according to His plans. Then, we shall receive peace and joy of God that transcends all understanding.
Come, let us present our case to God. Bring our country, nation and problems to God. He is still in control. In your prayers this week, do not concentrate on your personal issues so much, but intercede for our country and nation and God’s church in our country.