*Let this God inspired writing...from His heart to yours...be your desire and prayer today...no matter what you may be facing in your life.
There was a time, when I couldn't see my way out of a pit of despair; that had been dug deep, by each circumstance that entered my path. Many times, I tried to climb out on my own; but I quickly came to see that I wasn't strong enough, which only caused me to fall back to the place...where I first sat. Finally, I gave in...sitting there, while crying out in despair; hoping that someone would come to my rescue.
Within a short time, a hand reached deep down, within this horrible pit, for which I had sat in, for many years. As I took hold of the hand that was reaching down to help me; I noticed a scar on His hand...one which had been brought about by a nail; that had apparently pierced His hand at one time, which helped me to see that the One who was rescuing me was Jesus.
As He brought me out of this pit of despair; He planted my feet on a firm foundation...one that kept me standing strong. From there...He pointed me down a path of His own choosing...and the peace I felt brought a song of praise to my mouth...for now the moments of fear and uncertainty were being exchanged for a heart of trust...and the more I experienced the loving care He had for me...the more I began to talk of all His wondrous works. Now these are the words I proclaim to others...words that have been embedded in my heart for many years now.
There was a time, when I struggled to walk in His ways; but now...after all He's done for me...I find it easier to please Him and obey Him...for why would I ever want to hurt or deny the One, who has brought me out of so much despair? In fact, I no longer have a reason to hide Him or conceal Him within my heart; for so much has been embedded within the heart...words and thoughts that long so much to escape the heart...to enter the heart of another in need. Now, I long for the Lord to work even more; that I may first praise Him, while passing along these little tidbits of hope.
Oh Lord...how I need you, to fill my being; as evil attempts to overtake me. Lord, as You have delivered me in times past; may You continue to keep me free from the hand of defeat; that Your name may be magnified and known in the hearts of others, who struggle in life; for I come humbly before You...not striving for myself; but rather, longing for more and more of You within my life...Amen!