FROM BITTERNESS TO SWEETNESS

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And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet – Exodus 15:25  
It’s not in God’s agenda to endanger and encompass the works of His hands with bitterness. Jesus didn’t go about compounding the sorrow of those afflicted with burdens and afflictions. He rather went about doing good, putting smiles on the faces of those who were tossed to and fro with afflictions. He stepped in to comfort those that mourned; to give them the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. If you are going through a bitter or unpleasant situation right now, be at peace and be assured that God has made abundant provision for you to brim with joy. Your bitterness is just a passage to the sweetness that lies ahead of you down the road.
When the children of Israel got to Marah and were very thirsty, they discovered that the waters at Marah was bitter. They drew backwards because the waters didn’t pass for the refreshing of their thirsty souls. However, because they were in God’s company and God had not finished His work on them, the Lord God stepped into their ugly situation. This reveals that if you are in God’s company, the fountain of bitterness will never extend beyond its expiry date. Because the Bible says weeping may endure for a night; but joy comes in the morning.
God is about to throw Himself into your situation and make your bitter fountain to become a fountain of sweetness and all round refreshing. The bitter waters of Marah would have brought leanness to the souls of the Israelites if the Lord God didn’t intervene to turn the situation around. They would have been lowered to zero level in outright despair; they would have lacked the drive to progress to the Land of Promise. But God arose and turned the tide. I decree that, henceforth, every fountain of bitterness compounding your heart with sorrow shall become spring of sweetness to refresh your soul with overflowing joy in Jesus name. Happy Sept. 2016
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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.

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