Hello everyone! Happy Friday…and a big welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! It’s sure good to have you with me today…and my prayer for you; is that you will have the best day with God!
Well…this has been quite the week…with quite the God! I’ll tell you…I just don’t know how anyone makes it without Him. I don’t know how many times I went running to Him this week…and you know what…He never failed me or walked away once!
One thing I’ve learned over the years; is to let the problems I face serve a purpose. In other words…don’t let your problems beat you up and abuse you; but rather, let God turn them around; so He can use them, to better your life.
As I look back on my life, I see many times, when I would let quite a few of my circumstances have their way with me. I would listen to every negative word…and even believe some of those words, which only opened a door for me to suffer needlessly. You know…God never intended for us to suffer at all; but we seem to be the ones who put ourselves in that position…just by the way we react and respond to each problem.
Every day, I praise God that He is in my life…always on alert, for whatever I may face. He never promised me an easy road; but He sure has a way of making it easier to cope with. Just think what it would be like, if God’s hand didn’t have control over each circumstance we face. Believe me when I say… “I wouldn’t want to know!”
As I look back on each day of this week…I see some days that seemed almost impossible to get through…but yet, I made it to where I am right now. I also remember moments, when I never thought I could get out of bed or even do my work…due to pain and extreme tiredness; but everything got accomplished. In fact, as I walked through a busy yesterday, I was thinking even more, on the strength that has held me together this week…physically and emotionally.
You know…sometimes, I think we focus too much on what we’ve been through in life; that we don’t take the time, to see how far we’ve come in life. I don’t know about you…but if I get my thoughts focused on every little thing that’s going wrong…or has gone wrong; then it’s as if I am stacking each problem on top of each other, until they come crashing down on me…and this again, is what I call needless suffering.
As we begin a new day…maybe it’s time to count our blessings and remain close to a God, who can truly be everything…for everything we need. Yes…some storms may come…and some dark clouds may form around us; but instead of running directly into the storm…why not turn the other direction and allow God’s arms to be a safe haven…a place where we can find safety and rest, until those clouds move on.
One thing I know…life can be easy or difficult; but the choice is up to us. Will we sit in the muck and mire of despair and allow these difficult moments in our lives to beat us up and place us in a pit of needless suffering…or will we turn to a God, who can use each difficult moment, to strengthen us and produce a new growth…one that will take us one step away from evil, while drawing us one step closer to Him.
Well…it’s been another great visit! I truly hope and pray that your day is its best! Please take care and I will hope to be with you again on Monday! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
PS…Don’t forget to check out “Sunday Inspiration” this weekend…starting Saturday! The writing for this week is titled… “I Can Make It!”