Hello everyone…and a “Happy Friday” to you! Welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! It’s so good to be back with you today…and I pray that you will have a day that is truly blessed by God above!
Some of you may be wondering what happened to me yesterday…well, I was experiencing a lot of pain in my right knee area…where it was fused with a rod. Spasms were jolting me throughout the day and at times, I was finding it difficult to walk…and to top it off, it felt as though the knee area wanted to dislocate…like it did many times in the past. The only thing strange about that; is there is no kneecap in there to dislocate…so by evening, I just decided to call it quits a little bit earlier and get some rest.
As I woke up this morning, the leg seemed to be doing better; but I was feeling totally drained, from all the pain and discomfort, along with a rough night…so before starting my day out on Twitter, I got alone with God and just poured my heart out to Him. You know…I realize that there are many in life that have it much worse, with cancer and even those who are in wheelchairs; but this has been a lifetime of problems for me…so there can be days, when the brain is just tired of pain and the day to day problems I deal with, in both of these legs.
Anyways, as I began to spend some time alone with God…it was as if I could feel His loving arms around me, as the tears flowed, from a heart that is just so tired of pain. Within a short time; it was as if I could hear that still small voice within me saying… “Diane, it’s going to be alright!”
As I opened the Bible that rested on my lap, I was immediately taken to one of my favorite readings in the Bible…one I have used in the past, as a means of strengthening my heart, when I’m just too weak to stand on my own…and it’s found in Psalm 18. In fact, if you are going through some tough times of your own…please take a little time and read this chapter in Psalms because it’s a powerful chapter that will truly help you to disconnect yourself from the problem and reconnect your heart with God.
Anyways…back to what I was saying…I opened my Bible and I not only was lead to Psalm 18; but two verses immediately popped out to me, as though God was relaying a message directly, from His heart to mine and the first verse, in Psalms 18:6 reads… “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.” Immediately, I knew that He had heard my cry…then from there, He lead me to Psalm 18:19, which reads… “He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.” One thing I can say, since I read those verses; is that God did hear my cry…and He did deliver me from the excruciating pain that was attempting to take me down.
No matter what you’re facing today…you don’t have to suffer alone; because there is a God, who is waiting to reach out to you…but there is one thing I have found to be so true and that is that He is waiting for us to reach out to Him first. I have found that when we reach out to God; it’s a humble way of admitting that we can’t walk these narrow paths alone…and when He sees our humble hearts reaching out; that is when He comes running…to reach out to us.
Today, as you begin another day…reach out to God in your hour of need…and I know that He will reach back to you…for this is exactly what He did for me!
Well…I hope you have a great day and a blessed Easter! Please come back this weekend, to Sunday Inspiration…for a special Easter writing…and until Monday, I pray that God will truly bless your heart with His loving presence!
Blessings on your day!
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