Hello everyone…so glad to have you with me today, on “A New Day of New Hope Blog!” I just love it, when you stop by for a visit! What great time we’ve already been having on the blog and my prayer; is that we will continue to learn and grow spiritually, through these moments that we share together!
Recently, I was thinking back to a time…as a young girl, when everything seemed to be a struggle for me. At that time, I was going through a lot of knee surgeries and chronic pain and I just couldn’t figure out why I was the one with everything wrong. While my brothers and sister had good health and got A’s and B’s, with what seemed to be a snap of the finger…I was struggling with C’s and D’s…although, I did miss a lot of school, due to the surgeries and recovery time; but it still seemed that no matter what I did…I always felt like I was on the sidelines of life.
Now, as time has passed…I’m not going to say it was easy from there…because it wasn’t; but through it all, I have gained so much more through these losses from the past. In fact, I have found these moments to be strength for me now…because whenever I’m in pain or completely exhausted…I think back to all that my God has brought me through, which has truly given me strength and hope, for the struggles I face at this time.
You know…I’m sure that we all have experienced moments in our lives, when we feel like we have had life a lot harder than others…and believe me when I say…moments like these can be very discouraging and can often make us feel as if God doesn’t love us…or maybe He’s even walked away; but through my own experience…may I encourage you, by saying…that just isn’t so.
As I look back on the journey I’ve been on…for so many years, I see how the tables have turned and now my brothers and sister live a normal life, while God has truly shown me that it didn’t matter what life was like for me then…because He has made all things new….and even better than before.
I often tell others that if my English teacher was alive, to see what I’m doing…she’d probably faint on the floor…lol. In fact, I didn’t like English at all, as a teenager and you won’t believe this; but I didn’t like to read…and now God has me as a Christian author…lol.
No matter what seems topsy turvy in your life…just go with it; because God is in charge and He will definitely take hold of the moments that we once saw as failure…and He will turn them into something unexpected and new…and that is what I came to see within my own life.
Well…I hope you enjoyed traveling back in time with me today…I know I did! You know…some memories aren’t worth remembering; but when we can take a memory that seemed painful at the time and see the distance that God has brought us; then those thoughts continue to give us strength and hope, for whatever lies ahead of us.
I’ve truly enjoyed the visit today and I hope that you will come back on Monday, as we share some encouraging thoughts together…thoughts that can help us to rise above the moments of despair!
Blessings so much on your day!
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