Trusting God In All Circumstances


Initially titled “Trusting In God” when it was first written but right now retitled “Trusting God In All Circumstances”. Our faith comes alive when we put our trust in the Lord. Trusting Him in all circumstances of life is a way of handing over our fears to the one who can make us whole. 

These Bible verses truly would reawaken your thoughts to put your trust in God.

Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

Jeremiah 17:7-8
[7]. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
[8]. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Psalm 56:3-4
[3]. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
[4]. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Psalm 9:10
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Isaiah 12:2
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Isaiah 26:3-4
[3]. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
[4]. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

Psalm 33:20-22
[20]. Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.
[21]. For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
[22]. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

Psalm 37:4-5
[4]. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
[5]. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Proverbs 3:5-6
[5]. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
[6]. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

All of our heart is needed to totally put our trust in God. This drama shows that when we trust God He will always act in our circumstances no matter the delay. 
      
Epitome

After a trip to Calabar in 1994, I worshipped with The Light Crusader Ministry Inc. where I suddenly made a promise to one of my cousin Miss Comfort Daniel Isemin whose father Rev. Imaobong Daniel Isemin is the Foundation of the Ministry that I will write a play for their church drama section when I go back to Lagos. And on the 24th February, 1994  in Lagos, inside No. 11 Ejalonibu Street, Oko-Oba Road, Agege, I began to put down what has now become my first move into the world of a writer.  In the spirit of the inspiration that flows inside of me, I wrote this to comfort those that are in need.  As you spend a little time reading, my prayer is that the Good Lord will meet you in your time of need.  Ready on! [16:01:2003]

Cast

Mr. & Mrs. Bassey - (Mfon  - Husband), (Eno  - Wife)

Papa and Mama Bassey

Mary - Eno’s Friend

Members - About 5 family members

Paul - A family member

Joy - The Girl to be married for Mfon

A Pastor

Act  1

Eno - O God, when will my sorrow be over?.  When will the world stop laughing at me (crying).  When will I become a mother after ten years of marriage (still crying).

Mfon - My dear, crying will not solve the problem.  Let us wait for God’s appointed time or do you think my Saviour is asleep not to hear our prayers?.  Dear, remember Abraham and Sarah who waited for God’s appointed time.

Eno - (Cleaning her face). Dear, how long shall we wait when you know what I am going through from your parents these past years.  There is no name that your parents have not called me.  Your mother had named me a Witch who had donated her womb….  Even your father called me “Mrs. Abortion”.  Not to talk of your family members.

Mfon - Dear, stop all this talk.  Listen, let the world say whatever they like about you.  All I know, they are not God who can provide us with our needs.  I know my redeemer liveth and when His appointed time shall come, no Jupiter can stand against it.

 Cheer-up woman.  It is exactly 11.00p.m.  Please find me something to eat.

Act 2

[Eno is in the sitting room and is thinking about her predicaments. A knock on the door]

Eno - Who could this be?  Please come right in, the door is open.

 Oh!, it’s you Mary, long time no see.  How body?

Mary - I dey manage am oh!.

Eno - Abeg sit down for chair make we talk.  Where have you been?

Mary - I travel go village.

Eno - How is everybody there?  I hope you bring something for me?

Mary - Everybody are fine.  Abeg my friend, if you want something, make you come house.

 Eno, from the look on your face, it seems something is really wrong.  What is the matter?

Eno - My friend, I am undergoing one of the most difficult times in my life.  I pray I survive it.  My father and mother-in-law will never allow me to have peace in my matrimonial home.  They see me as a person who can never give them grandchildren.  They have even told me to go look for another husband and leave their son alone.  There is no name I have not answered in this house.

Mary - Look my friend, you are the fault.  I have told you time without number to come with me to an herbalist at our village who can give you a child.  But your reply is always, “I am not interested”.

 I tell you, wait till your parents-in-law send you parking and marry another wife for their son, then you will understand that “husband is a scarce commodity these days”.

Eno - My friend, I do not expect this from you again.  Look, I have make-up my mind to wait for God’s time.

Mary - Wait! Go on waiting when you are 70 years then the reality will hit you like an atomic bomb.

Eno - God forbid.

Mary - Me, I don finish my own and I want begin dey go home O!.

Eno - Make I escort you reach outside.  I dey tire since I return from work.

Act 3

[In the village.  Mfon’s father [Mr. Bassey] call all the family members to discuss on some family matters]

Bassey - My people, I greet you all for finding time to come to this meeting.  May our ancestors bless you all.

Members - Amen.

Bassey - Without wasting your time, I want to go straight to the point.  It is 10 years now since our son took that “Mrs. Abortion” into his home.  10 good years and no offspring to show for it.

 I know she don charm my son, that is why my son dey support am anytime I dey talk to him.  Every time na “God time is the best”.

 Now, I don see one better girl when I go marry for my son who go feet give am as many children as my son want.

 Next week, I want take the girl go show my son for Lagos.  Now, I want una suggestions.

Paul - (Stands up)   Thank you very seriously Papa Mfon.  We all know the embarrassment when that your son wife don cause us for this village.  All the small boys when just marry for this village don get two or three children.  But your son after ten years has nothing to show.

 Me, I buy that your idea and I hope everybody here dey stand with you.

Members - Yes!. 

Act 4

[Now Papa Mfon is in Lagos and is knocking at the door]

Eno - Who might this be?  Is it my dear?  But he doesn’t return from work by 7.00p.m.  Let me better go and open the door.

 Oh! Papa welcome.

Bassey - Don’t welcome me.

Eno - Let me help to carry your bag.

Bassey - Did I tell you that my hand is broken?  Where is my son?

Eno - He is not yet back from work.

Eno - Papa, what will you like to eat?

Bassey - you want me to eat your poison food, God forbid.

Eno - Papa, what have I done to warrant these embarrassments?

Bassey - Go and ask yourself that stupid question.

 Look, so you want me to die before I see my grandchildren?  It is you that will die.  You this “Mrs. Abortion”.

Eno - (Crying).  O God what have I done to deserve all these things….. crying.

[Just then there was another knock on the door and Mfon opened and came in].

Mfon - What is going on here?  (Just then he saw his father).  Oh! , papa, you have arrived.

Bassey - Yes my son.

Mfon - Dear what is the matter, why are you crying?.

Eno - Nothing dear.

Mfon - Nothing and you are crying. 

Bassey - Live the pretender alone.  When her mates are having six to seven children, she is here crying like a little child.

Mfon - Papa don’t talk to my wife like that.

Bassey - Which wife is it?  This empty stomach.

Mfon - Papa, I do not like your tone.  Lest I forget who is this girl with you?

Bassey - (Smiling).  We will talk about it later like father and son.

Mfon - Papa, have you eaten anything?

Bassey - Me, eat from this woman.  Never!

Bassey - Joy.

Joy - Papa.

Bassey - Go and prepare something for me to eat.

Joy - Yes Papa.

Mfon - Dear, come on, don’t worry, everything will be alright. 

Act 5

[The next day.  Mr. Bassey called his son to let him know his plans]

Bassey - Mfon my son.  You may have wondered about the girl you saw last night.  I want to let you know that I am taking her as a wife for you.  She is very young and can produce the numbers of children you want anytime.  Not that your useless wife who can not give you a child.

Mfon - Thank you Papa for your concern.  But I do not need any wife, already I have a wife.

Bassey - Which wife, that one that can not give you a child for good 10 years.

 I think something is wrong with the two of you.  Have you seen the Doctor?

Mfon - Father, we have seen the doctor time without number and nothing is wrong with us.

 I know when it is time, the good Lord will give us a child because we trust in Him.

Bassey - For how many years?  Is it when I have died abi.

Mfon - Papa, God’s time is the best.

Mfon - Oh! Papa, I am already late for work.  I will see you in the evening.

Bassey - Okey my son?

Mfon - Oh! Papa lest I forget, I will be going to a revival meeting in the evening with my wife.  So I might not have much time to spend with you when I come back in the evening. 

Bassey - Okey o! 

Act 6

[Full congregation in the Church singing and praising the Lord with songs]

Pastor - Our sermon for today is “Trusting In God”.

 Open to Genesis 18:9-19. (As The Pastor started preaching the topic).

 After the sermon the Pastor asked those that are looking for the fruit of the womb to come out for prayer.

Pastor - Many of you here have been seeking this blessing for many years without success.  Many have given-up hope that they will become mothers again.  But I want you to believe that you have gotten the blessing already and by this time next year you will be a mother in Jesus name.

Members - Amen.

Pastor - with the power and authority given to me as a servant of God, I said receive the gift.

Members - Amen.

Pastor - I want you to believe and have faith that the Lord has answered your prayers in Jesus name.

Members - Amen.

Pastor  - Go home and trust in God for your miracle is sure.

 Let all the congregation stand-up for the Grace.

Pastor - The Grace.

Members - May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the sweet fellowship of the holy Spirit rest and abide with us now and forever more. Amen.

Act 7

[Eno and Mfon at home discussing about the church service]

Eno - Dear I have never felt like this before.

Mfon - How are you feeling?

Eno - I feel the great power of the Lord upon me.  The Lord was speaking directly to me that my sorrow and problems are over this year since we believe and have waited for his appointed time.

 Dear, I am already feeling like a mother.

Mfon - Dear, I know the Lord has answered our prayers and it is only a matter of days for us to start seeing the manifestation of His wonderful works.

Eno - I pray so – o!

Bassey - Mfon!, Mfon!!, Mfon!!!

Eno - Dear, that must be your father’s voice calling you.

Mfon - Yes Papa, I am coming.

Bassey - Mfon, so you mean to say that you no hear my voice?

Mfon - But Papa I was answering you.

Bassey - How many time I call you or that your shameless wife don tell you say make you no dey answer me?

Mfon - But Papa why are you complicating matters for me?

Bassey - Complicating what?

Mfon - Papa, look, you make me sick a time.  Why are you always finding faults with my wife?

 Why is it that anything she does is wrong?

 You have called her all unprintable names still you are not satisfied.

 Why Papa! Why Papa!! Just why!!!

Bassey - O-o-oh!, What is this world turning into?  Imagine my own son barking at me.  I can’t believe my very eyes.  Well, I no blame you.  Na now I see say that your wife useless charms don dey work for your body well-well.  Tell me, you no get shame for your face?  You no dey see your age mates for road?  Abey if you no dey shame, me I dey shame well-well.  Look at the kind disgrace when you don bring to the family.  Everybody don turn our family into a laughing matter for village.  Look at my grey hair abi you want me to die before I see my grandchildren?  Abasi Akan O!  I bring you better wife from the village to marry, you say you no dey interested.  Me I dey go back to village tomorrow.  But make I tell you no border to come village again come see me if you no bring me a grandchild?

Mfon - Papa I am very sorry if I was rude by my voice.  I want you to know that I love my wife no matter the problems confronting us now.  I know my Lord who has promised will not disappoint us.

Bassey - Me I dey go sleep o!  I am tired of everyday promises

Mfon - But Papa, you can’t travel tomorrow.  I will have to withdraw some money from the bank today.  And also buy some necessary items for you to take home.

Act 8

[Mfon and Eno at home]

Eno - Dear come –o!

Mfon - What is the matter early this morning?  You know I am already late for work.  Here am I, What is it?

Eno - I am having pain all over my body.  I feel like collapsing o-oo!   

 My stomach, my stomach…

Mfon - Dear are you alright?  I think I should rush you to the hospital.  Let us go.  (Holding her).

Act 9

[Mfon and Eno at the Hospital]

Mfon - Doctor what is the matter with my wife?  Is the sickness so serious?

Doctor - (Smiling).  Mr. Mfon cool down.  Please relax, your nerves.  Your wife is 1005 alright.

Mfon - Then what was wrong with her?

Doctor - Your wife was only showing the symptom of pregnancy.

Mfon - Preg what?!!

Doctor - your wife is 2 months pregnant.

Mfon - I can’t believe my eyes.  O! Lord you are wonderful.  So at last I am going to be a father.  (Dancing).  Doctor, can I see her?

Doctor - She is having her rest now.  Why don’t you hurry to work?  I am sure by the time you return home, you will meet your wife.

Mfon - Let me hurry now.  Thanks Doctor.

Doctor  - It’s my pleasure.

Act 10

[Eno at home]

Eno - (Singing).  I am saying thank you Jesus, thank you my Lord…

 (As Joy and Mr. Bassey are discussing)

Joy - Papa, have you seen what I am seeing?

Bassey - What have you seen?

Joy - since Eno returned from the hospital this afternoon, she has been singing and dancing from one room to the other.

Bassey - I notice it myself o!  I think something is happening here.  Imagine someone who them rush go hospital for morning now returns and be disturbing the peace of the house.

Joy - This one pass my imagination – o!

Bassey - I think I better go and ask that “Mrs. Abortion” waything dey make her disturbed the peace in this house.

 Eno, come-o, since you return from that hospital, we no get rest again with all these your songs.  Tell me, wetin dey happen ?

Eno - (Singing).  God is good, he has done me well Oh! My soul raise up and praise the Lord….

Bassey - Stop all this your pretender songs and tell me wetin happen.

Eno - Papa, the Lord has answered our prayers.  (She continues singing).

Bassey - I say make you stop singing.  Which kind prayer God answers?  Tell me!

 (Just then, a knock on the door).

Eno - Papa, please let me hurry and open the door.

 Oh! Dear it’s you.

Mfon - How are you now?

Eno - I feel alright.

Mfon - Papa, Good evening.

Bassey - Good evening my son.

Mfon - Dear can you believe this, I can’t even concentrate at the office.  My mind was thinking about you.  Infact, I am the happiest man on earth.  I do not know how to express my joy to our Creator.

Bassey - My son, what is going on here?  Can someone tell me what is happening?

Mfon - Dear, haven't you told my father?

Eno - Dear, Papa asked me what happened and as I was about to tell him, then I heard the knock on the door which I came to open for you.

Mfon - Oh! I see.

Bassey - I see why una dey put me for darkness since.  Mfon!

Mfon - Papa!

Bassey - What is happening?

Mfon - Papa, relax you mind.  I will tell you.

Bassey - What?

Mfon - My wife is 2 months pregnant.

Bassey - You mean to say this your wife dey 2 months pregnant?  Impossibility.

Mfon - But Papa, it is the truth.

Bassey - Come-o my son, abi this one na another strategy to fool me?

 If na so, I tell you it will not work-o.

Mfon - But Papa I tell you that it is the truth.  The Doctor confirmed it Papa.

Bassey - Me I still no believe-o till I see the child for my eye-o, then I go believe.

Mfon - don’t worry by this time next year, you will be

carrying your Grandchild.

Bassey - Amen-o!  I hope say you no forget say na tomorrow I want go back to the village.

Mfon - Papa, I have not forgotten.  Papa remembered to tell mama and our relations about my wife’s pregnancy.

Bassey - I will not, but until I see o! 

Act 11

[The Lord has blessed Mfon and Eno with a bouncing baby boy and they are taking the child to the village to show Mfon’s parents].

Eka Mfon - Who am I seeing.  Is it not Mfon and his wife coming?  Papa Mfon!,  Papa Mfon!!.

Bassey - Woman what is it?

Eka Mfon - Come out and see what I am seeing.

Bassey - What have you seen?

Eka Mfon - your son and his wife are coming.

Bassey - A-a-ah!, my son!

Mfon - Mama, Papa I dey salute o!

Eno - Good evening Papa, Good evening Mama,

Eka Mfon - good evening my pickin.  How Lagos?

Eno - Find Mama!

Bassey - Come inside the house my pickin.

Eka Mfon - My daughter bring my Grandson make I help you carry am.

Eno - Yes mama.

Bassey - My son sit down for chair.

 I dey so happy since the day I received your letter wey you talk say, you dey bring our Grandson come show me for village today.  Already my son, I don invite all our family relatives and many of my friends to come this evening come follow me celebrate.  Any time from now, them go start to dey arrive.

 Papa Mfon!, Papa Mfon!! (Knocking).

Bassey - Who dey call me so?  Mfon go and open the door.

Paul - I dey salute everybody here – o!

Bassey - Paul, you don arrive?

Paul - Yes –o!

Bassey - Where are the other people now?

Paul - Papa Mfon why you dey hurry, take patience them dey come.  Abi you don forget say today na market day?

 [Just then other invitees begin to arrive].

Invitee - We dey salute here – o!

 (Answers from inside o-o-o-oh!!)

 Bassey - Mama Mfon make you go bring more drinks for our guest.  My people I salute una – o.  I thank una say una come follow me celebrate today.  The Lord is Great.  When me I don lost hope say I go get grandchildren, na him God come bless me with one.  Infact I dey happy today well-well.  I don't even know how to express my joy.

 My people, make una eat, drink and enjoy yourselves well-well for today is the happiest day in life.

 I thank una-oo!.

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