By Male Marvin
As a committed Christian and minister of the gospel, it’s possible to reach a point so low in life that you actually feel that everyone—even God—has abandoned you.
Hard times commonly occur following an unanticipated job loss, marriage and ministry difficulties, unhealthy relationships or monotonous work schedule that offers no hope for your current financial struggles.
Elizabeth and Zechariah are called “righteous and blameless” people who walked in all the commandments of the Lord (Luke 1:6). But as we all know, Elizabeth was barren.
She was unable to have children. When Elizabeth is first mentioned in the Bible, she is an old woman, or as Luke puts it, “advanced in years” (Luke 1:7).
This, according to Luke 1:18, meant she was past child-bearing age.
Speaking to believers at Worship House – Nansana on January 31, Pastor Justine Nabbosa who doubles as a gospel musician said despite the difficult season the couple was going through, Zechariah was in the temple offering incense to the Lord.
He did not stop praying and bail out because his situation looked hopeless, Pastor Justine Nabbosa explained, and neither should we.
Justine encouraged believers saying God wants us to take our difficulties to Him in prayer and always search the Word for encouragement and direction.
“I believe in the word of God, and believe in Him that promised. He will come, and He will answer our prayers,” Pr Justine said.
“There are some of you who have waited for a longer time, I am here to declare that the angel of God is about to visit you,” she explained. “As you continue to wait, keep the faith. As you continue to serve, keep the faith.”
“Zacharias and Elizabeth were very old, but did not get tired of congregating. They might have lost hope at one point in life, but they kept coming anyway,” she added.
Luke 1:13–15 reveals the angel Gabriel appeared to Zacharias, saying; do not be afraid; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son
Pastor Justine explained that this conception was a miracle, adding that with God impossible things do happen.
“Your prayers and tears are not in vain. God has no dustbin for prayers, He keeps record of every prayer made in His presence. Things might not be working in your direction, but keep on in the presence of God. One day the angel will show up, not for anybody else, but you,”