By Sarah Kyomugisha
After the demise of my father in 2018, I saw my world tumbling down. All hope was lost and my life was filled with darkness. I thought I would never move on, but eventually God made a way – and He always will.
I always believe everyone at one time is destined to be happy. What happens when you lose all the hope? Do you cry, do you intoxicate yourself in order forget all that is bothering you? What do you do when all is lost and there is nothing to hang on to?
Losing hope feels like being in a room filled with darkness or being thrown in a bottomless pit with no way out.
For some people, moving on is still a nightmare and have become slaves of their past and live as though there is no tomorrow.
Some hardships make us compare ourselves and compete intensely so that we conform to the standards of this world.
What are some of these hardships that push us to the wall? Is it the poverty, the family neglect or complicated relationships?
Whatever the situation is, the Bible encourages us to count it all joy when we go through some challenges because our faith is then strengthened (James 1:2-4).
The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken our lives and I can only imagine the gap in the hearts on those that have lost their loved ones.
By July 2020, over 21,260 cases of violence had been reported in Uganda because of this pandemic. Churches that used to motivate people have been closed. People are stressed and some depressed.
Fight with faith
We need not to let all these hardships disrupt our dreams and our bright future. We have to keep fighting.
We have to fight the journey of this world with faith, courage and determination.
Job 14:7 says there is hope for a tree that has been cut to sprout again. Let us be positive and give ourselves the greatest gift in life which is peace. And most importantly let us build our relationship with God.
During the day, the sun shines but when night falls, darkness fills the earth. Nevertheless, the stars and the moon brighten the earth.
Even in darkness, the light still shines. Cancel any thought that this situation cannot change. After the darkness, the light will eventually shine. Always know you are the change the world needs.
The author is a third-year student of Development Studies at Makerere University.