*Let this God inspired writing...from His heart to yours, be of encouragement and hope...
knowing that God truly has control over everything that He allows within our lives!
Because of the plan God had for my life; He needed to keep me at His level; so He allowed Satan to place a thorn of affliction in my side. What Satan thought would be the greatest opportunity to destroy me, actually pushed me to my knees and brought me closer to God.
The pain that racked my body and the deep heartache that put me in a pit of despair, was still controlled, by the hand of a powerful God...even though Satan was the one who had afflicted me; for God wanted me at His level; so I could complete all the tasks that would eventually bring honor and glory to His name. These difficult times, were the times that kept me from myself; so I could seek God with all my heart.
At first, I didn't see these moments, as a special gift from God because I seemed to be more concerned about everything that was going on around me. In fact, there were many times, when I felt as if God didn't love me...and that He had abandoned me for good.
Out of desperation, I would cry out to God...begging Him to free me, from these infirmities that I was facing...but yet no response. Little did I know; that He was wanting me to depend on Him even more...and the grace that would be sufficient, for these uncertain moments in my life.
Through time, I did come to connect with what God wanted me to know...as I began to take hold of a grace that could keep me suspended above a pit of destruction. As I began to lean on God more and more...I also came to experience a strength that could replace the weakness in my life and keep me standing, in the midst of it all.
Once I began to see the "thorn" in a different way; I began to take delight in what God was doing. Instead of focusing on the pain and deep heartache that had attempted to take over my life; I began to focus on this special gift that God was giving me...through these hard times. It was during these moments; that I began to see how God was not only suspending me above weakness; but I was also beginning to see how His strength was taking over the weakness in my life.
Now I've learned through the "thorn;" that God is always there, for whatever form of weakness I may face...knowing that these are truly the moments, when I experience the hand of almighty God upon me...Amen!!