Hello everyone…and a big Monday welcome, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that you had a very blessed Easter…and that your new week to come would be truly blessed by Jesus Christ…the One who is alive and lives forevermore!
Many of you probably already know of the journey that I’ve been on, for many years of my life…and as I’ve been sitting here today…thinking on all that God has brought me through; one thought crossed my mind…and that was how God came to me, during these difficult moments in my life. I didn’t have to beg Him to do anything…for He just came freely to me.
As I look back to a time, when I was beginning my journey through months of counseling, for a sexual abuse that took place as a child; I remember a time, when I was being interviewed…before the group counseling actually began. As I sat with a lady…answering her questions; I remember turning to her and saying…“Why did this horrible memory have to come up…so late in life?” She turned to me and said… “Diane, God has a time for everything…and this seems to be the time, in which He wants you healed of the past.” Little did I know that His timing would be due, to what He had in store for my life right now.
Not only did I come to acknowledge God’s timing, during these very difficult moments in my life; but I also came to see how God sustains us and protects us, from the blows of life; that are just too hard to handle on our own. As I look back, I see how God allowed this memory to be hidden deep within me, until just the right time…for the pit that Satan had plotted to put me in was now a place, where God was suspending me above the moments of defeat.
I know this may seem strange to some; but when I was around the age of when I was being sexually abused as a child…I remember sitting in the backyard and as I sat there…all to myself, I remember seeing, what appeared to be pieces of straw coming out of the sky. These pieces of straw weren’t being blown in on an angle; but rather, they were coming straight down, out of the clouds…like large raindrops falling from the sky. Never did I stop to think at the time; that this just may have been something God was allowing me to experience, as a means of letting me know that He was with me.
You know…we don’t always understand why God allows such painful moments into our lives; but one thing I have truly come to see; is that God never afflicts us with painful moments like these…because good cannot produce evil. Yes…He could have stopped it; but I truly believe that He had a plan to use it, which I am seeing take place right now.
Remember one thing…even though God may allow something into your life that Satan has afflicted you with; that doesn’t mean that He no longer has control over it…because even though Satan sees that the affliction has taken hold of us; he tends to forget that there is a God, who is greater in power and strength.
No matter what you’re walking through right now; just know that God has a time for everything and He will sustain you and be with you…and most of all control the circumstance, as you walk through it with Him.
Well…I truly have enjoyed our time together today…and I pray that as you begin another new week; that you will come to see that God is always there for you! Take care...have a great Monday…and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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