Indeed life is full of ups and downs. Some days don't go as we hope it should, events and occurrences has shaped them into being tagged as a bad day. We have little or nothing to do to influence the day from being good or bad, all what we can control is our actions and response to the day. If you misplaced your money or got robbed on your way out or coming back, automatically you'll feel bad, if the money is a large sum or very important then you might almost go nuts, that day can be tagged as a bad day, you didn't cause it, however it happened.
You don't need to have a hand in the situation, we are living admist billions of people in this world, people who have different thoughts, you don't know what anyone is planning that is surely to affect another, you can't tell what a neighboring country would do tomorrow, we all hope for good days, we can only hope and pray, but its not in our hands to control what happens, nevertheless, no matter the situation joy can come again. Even in bad days, there's joy just hanging around waiting to be smuggled in.
Today I witnessed an incident that could only make me ponder and wonder how quick people's joy could be stolen and how good it'll be if we can find joy back in quick time. I'll share the story more in detail on the next paragraph but I what do we do next when life hits, when that thing which we derive joy from is taken away, what do we do next, does life end asap or do we life all day like its miserable. As much as air is needed for breathing same also is joy needed for living, a life without joy has lost it flavour, who eats a tasteless food. Everyone needs hope to keep going.
And so today I saw a man, and judging by the looks of this man, he clearly is an old man, he was just coming off from the bank, maybe to get money and since he had it in a bag then clearly it was a large sum, if not into millions then it would surely be close to that, however I was in a bus going back home today when I heard a gun shot, we all in the bus looked around to see what is going on, only to find out that someone was dragging the bag with this old man while another held a gun and had fired it up probably.
I could hear the mans wailing loud and clear probably he has been shot cause with the struggle you could tell he wasn't ready to let go of his money, maybe that's his year long saving. Eventually the bus being in motion had pass already with everyone of us in shock. Like what just happened. Just then the theif passed us on bike, their faces were not covered nor were they in an hurry, likewise no police chase, everyone just murmuring inside, no justice quest, nothing we all scared and hoping God would supernaturally act for us. Maybe he did, but I didn't see that, all I saw is what I wrote.
Now, I really don't hope to be in that mans shoe, not today not ever, but I can't help thinking how his mood would be, how he would be feeling now, he sure wouldn't be happy, could still hear his cry for help, a call for justice, a call to the general public seeing the event to help intervene. we had roughly over 50 people if not more who saw that incident and could at least try to change the narratives, my bus had 14 people seated watching, added to the many other buses, the private cars plus bystanders and traders, plus everyone in the bank who saw it, but they had guns, who's ready risk his life.
However, this I know and this I'm sure of, that miracles exist and also there are restorations. I have seen tears turn to greater joy and bad incidents turn out to create favours in disguise and I sure hope that man finds a turnaround for good on what he experienced today. Imagine I am already wealthy and saw the incident I beheld today, I'm ready to double his loss and in fact make sure he becomes grateful that such thing happened if not he wouldn't have been this blessed. Well people are ready to make a mockery out of the devil and his agents, just when you think the devil has succeeded to still ones joy, God shows up with a double Blessing.
Don't mind my redirections of such acts to the devil, he of course didn't hold the gun, but to all evil but past, current and future he plays an active role, and everyone who is going to allow his or herself be use to cause tears and bitterness to another person is clearly employed and working for the devil. Nevertheless, same way the devil has a hand in stealing joy, God on the other end has a hand in bringing and restoring joy, So no matter how bad it is, as long as God is God, your joy can and would be restored. You can surely find joy again, even in the worst of event. All hope is never lost.
I know everyone has gotten a fair share of their own bad days, though some worst than others no doubt, however we are stronger and better, few others haven't yet recovered from the lost, but we must keep going, life happens but we are great survivors. I had once lost a phone I got newly and I had pride in it, the camera was nice along with the features, sure it boosted my confidence, then on a faithful day, it was stolen. Oh I laugh at myself now cause I've gotten over it, but that day I almost went crazy. Still don't have a better phone now but a better phone would surely come soon. I won't let it still my joy.
Some have lost jobs, lost opportunities, lost friends even some loved ones has died and yes we cried, in fact we wailed, but then we can't wail forever, at the long run we find out that death is a great tragedy and it would happen to us all, but then living life without joy is a greater tragedy compared to death, so we must intentionally seek to be happy in life, someday we all die to live on forever, but as long as we are breathing we must have joy. Joy can come even in bad days, bad days are quite inevitable, but joy is always ready to come make things better. May joy come way always in Jesus Name, Amen!
Thanks For Reading.