“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else 23. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear”- Isaiah 45:22.
BELOVED, the words of authority on which hinged the survival of mankind, have been issued by our Creator and nothing can revoke it. God’s declaration above is the only panacea to human problem. As long as mankind refuses to give heed to this counselling, the problem of man will continue unabated. And this is the situation we, in this part of the world, have found ourselves.
There is no doubt that the greatest concern in our country today is that of insecurity. On a daily basis, there are accounts of several security threats arising from kidnappings, armed robberies, insurgencies, financial fraud and militancy among others. Everybody, regardless of gender and status, is apprehensive of the situation we are in, but none has paused to enquire what God’s counselling is. This is because the wisdom to excel in all endeavours and overcome our challenges comes from the all-knowing God, the Omniscient God, Who is the embodiment of wisdom. And until His will is done, we will be beating about the bush, while claiming to source for solution.
All the acclaimed powerful nations of the world have converged on the invitation of the government to address the problem of insecurity in our country. While not opposing the hand of help extended to the world powers, I assert that the only solution to insurgency, kidnapping, robberies, militancy, etc is in the hand of God and not in the hands of America, China, France or Japan.
These people and their countries have their own problems and have not thoroughly eradicated crises in their respective countries, thus, not perfect and cannot provide final solution. God remains the only answer to our problem. If we want peace, we must talk to the owner of peace, God and not to man.
Psalm 121:1-2 says, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.”
It is in vain to look for help from any other than God. If we can humbly lift up our eyes with hope and cry to God from Whom help would come, I am sure He will answer us. Let us not allow Satan to keep our eyes upon our sorrows that we may be disquieted and discouraged. Let us resolve to keep our eyes upon the Lord, for they that lift up their eyes to the eternal hills shall have their hearts lifted up also.
If we are swayed by the opinions of fellow men to source for help elsewhere, rather than from God, we will be betrayed into innumerable errors, which will at the end become a snare to our soul. We must not rely upon men, means and instruments of warfare but on God alone. Our confidence should be in God only. We must look to God, Who makes all things what they are, for He alone can avert the looming danger that is hanging on our horizon. It is to Him alone that we can confidently look for justice and deliverance and not to the strength of man.
What we need is help; we need a very present help in trouble. And thank God we have it in Him, for those who have God, as their defender need fear no evil.