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Not sure how to start this, I am so aware of how 2020 has been a year of many experiences for everyone. It is not a year a lot of us will forget quickly.

Personally, as I put my thoughts and emotions into perspective I must unapologetically declare 2020 has been a very blessed year. Despite all the disruptions, uncertainties and resultant challenges, I choose to see things differently.

It is so easy to get distressed, especially when you have little or no control over a situation. And I do not in any way disregard the experiences of others because we have all been stretched physically, mentally, emotionally and in our faith. 

I remember my state of mind at the onset of the pandemic, I thought of my family, friends, loved ones home and abroad, so many questions and scenarios played off in my head. I was shaken and in dire need of comfort. Too much negative news and information flying around. Then one night while praying I asked the Lord to give me His assurance, a Word I could hold on to as an anchor through ‘the storm’ and He did. In fact He did better than that, He showed me exactly what He meant.

“…When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives]..” Isaiah‬ ‭59:19‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

And so began my journey through the year. Yes I had moments I ran back for more assurances, more grace, endless help, but I am talking about The Great I AM, Who is rich in mercy and with such overwhelming reckless love for me.

It was (and always will be) essential to trust Him, I clung to Him because it was important to unburden and share how I was feeling, I drew strength from Him ( 2Corinthians 12:9).

The fellowship from my support group, a close knit group of Christian women, who came together weekly to study the Word, share experiences, laugh and encourage one another were moments that helped me greatly in keeping strong for myself and for others around me.

“…Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.” 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:9-11‬ ‭MSG‬‬

God made a way for you, for me and here we are, I am so excited we are alive today.  By His grace we have been preserved, and I know that the year will end in much praise (to Him) because He is God, famous for doing …far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Oh, yes!” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭MSG‬‬

I pray you experience and enjoy His goodness the remaining days of this year and beyond. Amen.
PS: This song really puts things in perspective, for me, hope it does same for you

9 Comments
  • Edosa Morenikemi Uhunmwagho
    Posted at 14:47h, 02 December Reply

    God is just too AWESOME and UNEXPLAINABLE. I never seem to have enough of HIM.

    • tsom-admin
      Posted at 21:47h, 03 December Reply

      He is a good good Father, continue to enjoy Him.

  • Kaka Osoko
    Posted at 17:13h, 02 December Reply

    Indeed, 2020 was truly a year of totally relying on God’s grace and His promises. My family and I are grateful, it has been a time of thanksgiving because the Lord did so many great things for us. To Him alone be all the glory.

    • tsom-admin
      Posted at 21:46h, 03 December Reply

      Hallelujah!!! I rejoice with you and yours sis. Let’s keep testifying of His greatness till all men ‘see’ how great our God is.

  • Glory Enorlense izevbuwa
    Posted at 06:08h, 03 December Reply

    This year 2020 have been a terrible year for so many people,so many Died businesses was short down ,lots of business experience loses .but God grace and on ending mercies have kept me and my family alive,to him and him alone be all the glory. Thank you for this beautiful write up it’s really inspiring.

    • tsom-admin
      Posted at 21:42h, 03 December Reply

      Indeed we can not question God. He is all knowing. And since only the living can praise the Lord I choose not to be silent.
      I celebrate God’s faithfulness in your life.

  • Funke
    Posted at 00:01h, 05 December Reply

    2020 has really been a tough pill to swallow in more ways than one. Everyone has lost something. Lost health. Lost wages. Lost loved ones. In many ways, COVID put our lives on hold. We’ve struggled with isolation, fear, and uncertainty. Add on the non-COVID difficulties of life and this has been a year we just want to forget.. But, in it all. God has been faithful every step of the way. I thank God for keeping my family,friends and loved one’s safe.

    • tsom-admin
      Posted at 07:51h, 22 December Reply

      Indeed He remains faithful and therein lies our confidence and hope for tomorrow. Keep strong and hold on to Him.

  • Yemisi Onaopemipo
    Posted at 14:17h, 06 December Reply

    It’s been a year of ups and downs but all in all, we give thanks to God for all He has done for us. Great reading from you again.

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