You’ve heard the old proverbial saying that “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade?” What that literally means is that, no matter what adversities you face in life, stay optimistic and be encouraged. Sometimes I daydream about a world where everything is perfect, no lack, no worries, no evil, everyone is honest, trustworthy and we all live happily ever after. I guess it is what it is – a dream which I only exist in. Romans 8:18 AMP is a scripture that encourages me greatly on my rainy days;

“For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us!”

I do believe with all of me that God’s glory shines best through the hard times. When our strength and efforts fail, that is where His power and glory will be seen in our lives. Since lemonade has too much sugar, no offense to the people who drink it, I think adding some sparkling water will make a good spritzer for you. So, no matter what you face or will face in life, find a way to make a lemon spritzer out of the situation. Do not let it consume and destroy you. The sun always shines at the end of the rain. There’s no situation you will face in this life that someone has not already overcome and when it happens to you, God will provide a way of escape for you. (1 Corinthians 10:13, paraphrased). Like the “Teacher” said in Ecclesiastes 1:9 that there’s really nothing new under the sun. What has happened before will happen again and the cycle of life continues.

Here’s my life practice in this area. I prepare myself daily by putting on the full armor of God, and whatever happens, no matter how great or small, I make sure it doesn’t drown me. When problems are heading my way my brain goes into solution-mode, thinking on my feet and with God’s help, finding ways out of that situation. I don’t sit and wallow in my problems, that will be fruitless, I move to find solutions with God’s help, giving me wisdom and leading me to the right people.

I pray for you this week, that whatever has risen itself against your life, may the good Lord, the stone of help and our defender, give you all the ammunition you need to overcome. I declare it is so and so it is in Jesus’ name. AMEN!


Lady Abena.