Never Again! (3)

Never again shall we be ashamed! Never shall we go through this defeat again. Never shall we go through this suffering again. Never! Maybe, your situation is like that of the children of Israel. They were invaded by different kinds and levels of devourers. The troubles and the enemies came in quick succession. As one was finishing, another took over. Just listen, “After the cutting locusts finished eating the crops, the swarming locusts took what was left! After then came the hopping locusts, and then the stripping locusts too!.. A vast army of locusts has invaded my land. It is a terrible army, too numerous to count! Its teeth are as sharp as the teeth of lions! They have destroyed my grapevines and fig trees, stripping their bark and leaving the branches white and bare.” Joel 1:4-7 My God! Does this describe your situation? I see restoration coming to you today in Jesus’ name!

As I write this my mind quickly went to our brother Job in the bible. You know he went through the same experience. In quick succession he lost all he had – his business, his children, his servants, his flocks, his health and even the support of his wife and friends. It was indeed breaking. Thank God he managed to retain his faith and trust in God Yes, I say managed because he almost lost that when the whole thing became unbearable. He managed to hang on! Yes, I appreciate what Job went through. I have been there. I also counsel people who go through that kind of experience. Recently, a sister sent me a text that she hates God. And what was her problem? She felt God has failed her. Though very hardworking, educated, but has not received promotion at work for more than a decade, broken marriage, and recently she also had a ghastly accident that almost took her life. And from her sick bed she sent me that text – that God has been cruel and has failed her despite her prayers and godly living. My God!

I really didn’t know what to say, but I just managed to tell her that God loves her more than she can ever know. Thank God that she regained her faith, sent an apology and reaffirm her trust and faith in God. Yes, sometimes it could be that hard and challenging. Maybe, you are going through such right now, listen, that affliction is being lifted off you and never again shall you be ashamed! Again, look at those agents of persecution and their effects: Cutting locusts (Palmer worms), Swarming locusts (locusts), Hopping, crawling locusts (canker worms), Stripping locusts, consuming (caterpillars). Each of these has its own characteristics and operations. They were used to represent the type and extent of damages that have been done.

The trials might have come to cut short your joy, expectations and dreams, or in multiples; swarming on you like bees or it might have caused a gradual destruction of a part of your life, or even totally striping you of all you have labored or hoped for. Whatever it is, just know that God has come for you today. He says, “Look! I am sending you grain and wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy your needs. You will no longer be an object of mockery among the surrounding nations. I will remove these armies from the north and send them far away. I will drive them back into the parched wastelands, where they will die… ” Praise God! Till next week, God bless!

Pinworms are very small, whitish in color and when inspected closely look much like a string of thread. Kid’s who are younger than the age of 10 can get them very easily but they can also appear in adults. They are not dangerous and can be treated very easily.

Watch your child closely. Some of the common symptoms include an itch around the anus, purging, loss of appetite and pain while eating.

If you think your child has any of the symptoms then take them to a doctor for further confirmation. The doctor is likely to take a swab test from the anus in order to see if any eggs are present. This test is then sent off to a laboratory for analysis.

Pinworms can be passed from person to person, especially among children. During the night, as the victim sleeps, the female crawls out of the anus and lays her eggs. This is what causes the itching to occur. The itch is so terrible that it will cause your child to scratch it with their fingernails and the eggs end up underneath them.

These eggs can then be transferred to things which are touched such as towels, food and doorknobs. They can also fall off of the fingers and become part of the dust that is floating around the house.

Vermox is a medicine that is extremely effective at killing off this type of worm. It only takes one dose of vermox, in the form of a powedered drink or tablets, to do it’s work. The powdered drink does not taste very good so if your child is picky then you should probably try the tablets.

If your child has been diagnosed then it will be important for the whole family to take the medicine, just to be sure. You will also need to retry the treatment after a couple of weeks while making sure to be really clean at home.


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