Pastor Gbenga Onabanjo has urged believers not to be downcast during trials but look up to God and His promises.
He made the call during the August 05 2021 edition of Thursday Showers held at The Fountain of Life Church (LFOLC) headquarters in Lagos State and also streamed on social media.
Pastor Gbenga took his reading from Habakkuk 3:17 and reminded the worshippers that God will never back down on His vows to them.
“When nothing makes sense and when trouble seems to be more than you can bear, just remember one thing – that God gives strength. Take your eyes off those difficulties. Take your eyes off those challenges,” the preacher said during the weekly service and the first for the month.
“Look up unto God who is the author and the finisher of your faith. Look unto God who knows the beginning from the ending.
“Look unto God who has you inscribed in the palms of His hands. Look unto God who has made you beautiful; who has made you wonderful. He has your interest at heart.
“Don’t be moved by what you see as a believer; be moved by what the word of God says.”
‘Be Rich In Faith’
He likened Christian trials to exams that the believer needs to pass to strengthen their faith, citing the four lepers at the Gate of Samaria – as recorded in 2 Kings 7:3-20 – who were never weighed down by their conditions.
“No matter where we find ourselves, let us be rich in faith,” he told the congregation.
Reported by Emmanuel Egobiambu