Faith and Hope

I wanted to share this beautiful story with all my followers and viewers, I don’t know the writer of this piece but thought there is something we all can learn from it. It Reads:

In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth.

She finds a remote grass field near a strong-flowing river. This seems a safe place. Suddenly labour pains begin.

At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above; Suddenly, lightning strikes and starts a forest fire!

She looks to her left & sees a hunter with his bow extended pointing at her.

She looks to her right, she spots a hungry lion approaching her!

In front of her is the fast-flowing river; Behind her is the forest fire!

What can the pregnant deer do? She is in labour! What will happen? Will the deer survive? Will her baby survive? Will everything be burnt by the forest fire? Will she perish to the hunters’ arrow? Will she die a horrible death at the hands of the hungry lion approaching her? Should she just give up? Should she jump into the river and just take her own life?

She takes a powerful decision full of wisdom! She closes her eyes, concentrates and simply focuses her whole mind on giving birth to a new life! She commits all her worries to God, and puts her whole trust in Him!

Suddenly, the Lightning strikes again, and blinds the hunter. He releases the arrow which zips past the deer & strikes the hungry lion. It starts to rain heavily, & the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain. The deer gives birth to a healthy beautiful baby fawn!! She is overjoyed!

In our lives too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted on αll sides with negative thoughts and possibilities. Some thoughts are so powerful that they overcome us & overwhelm us. Maybe we can learn from the deer. The priority of the deer, in that given moment, was simply to give birth to a baby. The rest was not in her hands & any action or reaction that changed her focus would have likely resulted in death or disaster. Ask yourself, Where is your focus? Where is your faith and hope? In the midst of any storm, do you keep your faith on your maker?

He will never ever dissapoint you.


Remember, He neither sleeps nor slumbers; He will always look after you ….

Until till next time, have a blessed week

Pastor Funmi


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