In the sky there are always answers and explanations for everything: every pain, every suffering, joy and confusion. Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Beah is speaking here from his experience growing up in Sierra Leone. Beah’s recollection of his father’s words helps him to keep pushing forward, even though he is lost in the forest without a purpose in life. He is able to hold onto this precept even as he battles depression brought on by his isolation from other human beings. It is this lesson that keeps Beah moving onward even when horrible things happen to him and those around him; he believes that his destiny will still have some good in it so long as he is alive. Conversely, he knows that his life will end when he has run out of good fortune, so he has no fear of pushing forward toward whatever life has in store for him.
His experience though not comparatively the same as mine but I can relate to it. Growing up in Kenya my mother would tell us to always look to the sky because our source of help comes from there, we believed that Creator lives in the heavens, “God looks down from the sky on us, everyday He brings hope to us for a better day and through Him something good always happens every day,” my mother used to tell us. The sky inspires us in many ways. Besides holding ground for the heavens, the sky suggests optimism, dreaming, peace, strength, and a connection with the atmosphere and the universe at large.
I want to inspire you because most of us are feeling busy worried about many things such as the current COVID19, financial anxieties, anxiety of depression and other issues happening to the world today, it is easier for us to give up on your life and future. I want to encourage you to look at the Sky, there you will find strength and hope beyond the circumstances; a new way of considering life, a new way of living. This steadfast approach that highlights fortitude is often misconstrued as petulance however, the Sky knows, like the old wise men in villages, what the gods are whispering. The Sky uses its strength, power and coverage to hold these secrets, my secrets, your secrets in place via light via fragments of information from the healers, over 2000 seasons that bring forth our blessings.
Even in the deepest pit I always believe that things will look up soon. I believe God’s goodness does not cease, it is new every morning. The lyrics of an old chorus say “God is so good; He’s so good to me.” We can all sing this song because He is good to each of us personally, in ways that meet our individual needs. His goodness provides us with benefits. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” We should remember, however, that good things may not always show up as happy experiences. Sometimes good can come disguised as adversity or hardship, but God can use difficulties for good, as we learn in Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Even when life seems out of control, you can be sure of this…God has a plan and a purpose for you. Because of God’s love for each one of us, He provided a plan for our salvation – the way that we can become a part of His family and live the life He has promised us.