Are you feeling overwhelmed this new year? Does it look like help is far and hope is lost? Not so fast! Read the short below and be encouraged because we serve a God of unexpected open doors and comfort.

“The Lord opens His hand and satisfies

the desire of every living thing.”

Psalm 145:16 (paraphrased)

January is a hard month for many. There are rents to pay (shop and home), school fees and a lot of other stuff with scary deadlines. Many times, our savings (if we have any) aren’t enough and we seek help here and there, believing that favour will locate us. No matter the people we have talked to, our trust is ultimately in God.

“O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.” – Psalm 65:2 

“1. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. 2. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us.” – Psalm 123:1-2 

But what if God isn’t coming through for us as speedily as we desire? Don’t believe the lie that He doesn’t care and don’t feel so desperate that in a bid to get by, you do something you might later regret.

After you’ve done all you can, leave the rest to God and whatever happens will be alright. If you ask for a reprieve and get it, thank God. If you don’t get it, thank God still. He is a Waymaker, He is a miracle-working God. You may not see how He’s working now, but in the end, you’ll see that every “Yes” and every “No” you received served an important purpose in your life.

If you have a liitle money tonight, buy something you like and eat it slowly (appreciating God with every bite). It is well! You are a winner! And your God is God!

Related: When It Seems Like God Is Dragging His Feet

Scriptural References

Psalm 55:22
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

Psalm 34:15, 17, 19
“15. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
“17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
“19. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”

Psalm 34:10
“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.”

The scriptures in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.


Hope you’ve been blessed by this post.

Do you have a prayer point or testimony to share pertaining the content of this post? Pls put it in the comments below so others can join their faith with yours to pray or be encouraged by how God has visited you.


  • Abonyi chisom

    This post made my day. January is always a difficult month for many. I pray that God will make a way for us and bless our parents who struggle so hard for us to have a better life. I pray that he will send a helper to those of us facing financial challenges, we should not lose hope because our redeemer liveth. Thanks so much ma for this words of encouragement.

  • Nedum Igbo

    We fix our eyes on Jesus!

  • Ugwu Ozioma joy

    If there’s a prayer to pray,there’s a God to answer…. “I’m leaving everything to God” thanks for this day has been made

  • Blessing Chris Okeke

    Good morning ma. I really feel like this post came at the right time, seeing that parents worry a lot about huge payments that come with the new year. Knowing it is well is comforting. Thank you so much

  • Enobong Daniel

    Thank you ma for these words of encouragement. These are trying times and holding unto God’s word is what will make us overcome. God himself said that he’ll never leave us nor forsake for our names are engraved in the palm of his hands.

  • Amaugo Stephanie Chidinma

    Thank you so much Ma for this. “You may not see how He’s working now, but in the end, you’ll see that every “Yes” and every “No” you received served an important purpose in your life” This line blessed me greatly.

    God bless you Ma

  • Ossai Chidimma Linda

    Psalm 34:19, stood out for me and I wish someone could take this Good News to the traders ,whose shops and means of livelihood were pulled down in Enugu State as result of the demolition that is ongoing in this hard month of January.

  • Iwuh Donald

    God never forgets the righteous, He doesn’t!!! even when all seem to be lost and we begin to think God doesn’t hear our cry or He is far away, with time we will realize that He has and will always be the closest. Thank you ma for this.

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    God answers at the best time. You were very right when you said that God’s Yes and No are all for a purpose. It shall be well?

  • Ngene Bob Charles

    As an OAP with a very minute fan base I always feel that every day is another day to think of wrapping the hustle up and moving on but this message has really inspired me to keep pushing

    Thank you Aunty Edith

  • Anabude oluchi

    True! The month of January is very challenging for most people to the point that you will be tempted to do some illegal things but I always know that he do not abandon his children and no matter how ugly the situation is, God is there to see us through.

  • Irawaji Praise

    Let’s not forget to bear in mind to wholely depend on the lord always because depending on people for one thing or the other could lead to unknown disappointment. This increased my faith greatly.

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    God answers at the best time. You were very right when you said that God’s Yes and No are all for a purpose. It shall be well?

  • Maryann ugwuanyi

    January is just so hard, and I really needed a motivational speech to take me to the end of this month, I’m so grateful Miss Edith for this post, I really needed this and I’m so grateful I stumbled upon this. May the good Lord bless you and your family. And also bless your hand as you write, and also to help me write like you.

  • Ochei mkpulumma

    Patience is one of the ways to survive, believing in God or rather having faith in God is another tips of surviving in this hard period of time.

  • Ezike Winifred udochukwu

    I had a lot on my mind last year ..I wanted God to help me concerning my academics ,I wanted 2nd year to b marvelous by for me..I knew just complaining and been worried won’t help so I took it to God in prayers using Mathew 7:7 as well studying ..and the results came out sweet.????
    I started this new year in the same faith and am positive it will be better than last year

  • Iwoba Añulika Lilian

    Oh wow!!!
    How is it that I read this at just the time when I needed it most??!!!
    Thank you ever so much ma for this truly hopeful piece.
    A way is surely made for everyone who looks up to Him for help.
    And even when the Lord’s help doesn’t come as we expect or as we would rather it came, it surely does come!

  • Pamela Chigbu

    Always trust in God and never lose your hope in him because with him, all things will become possible even when you least expect it


    ”You may not see how He’s working now, but in the end, you’ll see that every “Yes” and every “No” you received served an important purpose in your life”. hmmmmm! how can i ever forget this, it’s always a blessing whenever you write ma. God bless you richly.

  • Oshana Oyaku Endurance

    my watch word in any storm I face as I go through life has been, “it is well, even in the well”. I believe as long we are alive things must definitely fall into place.

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    I believe that it shall be well. It may not be when we will expect them that they will come but certainly I know that God will do it for me.
    Thank u ma for this reminder?

  • Ibe Favour Kalu

    In our weary days, our help will surely come from God because his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches over us as well.

  • Anekwe Paschaline

    I will join my voice with yours and re-echo that proclamation “it shall be well”. It is already well. Thank you, for the encouraging words, may God bless you and may your ink never run dry as you continue to change lives with your write-ups

  • Obeta Lillian Chiamaka

    It shall be well has always been my favourite phrase. It gives the assurance that no matter your current situation the better days are coming

  • Ezidimma Odinakachukwu Oluchukwu

    It will always be well for the children of God. We just have to hold on to that faith and on to God

  • Ugwoke Jennifer Chinecherem

    It is well already with our souls because the word of God says that the plans God has for us are of good and not of evil.

  • With God, I believe that all will be fine, I look up to him in the darkest part of my life and He has been faithful. God don’t disappoint, all we need is faith and patience. God bless you Ma.

  • Udaya Blessing Ngozi

    God is indeed a way maker for he has proven it in my life, he always come through for me in my time of worries.
    Thank you the fourth man in fire for your endless love upon me.

  • Etim Mary David

    God can never forsake his children. I cast my burden upon the Lord because I know that no burden is too much for him to handle Amen.

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