Hello everyone…and a big 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 my prayer is that we will truly feel God’s presence…walking close beside us, as we begin another new week!
As I continue my journey with God…I am finding more and more; that the afflictions I face from time to time aren’t meant to bring me low...to the place where I remain stuck in these moments of despair; but instead…I find that they are truly serving a purpose in my life…and even more through my writings.
In the past, I have had…I don’t know how many people approach me…wanting to give me literature on healing…or I’ve even had people wonder why God hasn’t healed me. Well…this past weekend, I really came to think on this even more, as I was going through a time of pain that was truly out of control. It seemed like everything I tried to do…to help ease the pain, just didn’t seem to want to work.
As the pain went on for several hours…it began to take a toll on my brain…to the place, where I could see that my mind had had enough of the endless brain waves of pain. As I began to cry out to God for help…it seemed as if I was also questioning Him once more, as to why He has chosen to allow so much misery into my life.
After spending some time with God and sharing my heart with Him…I was once more reminded; that these are the times, when my heart is brought down to a level, where I truly connect with Him…and I have to tell you; the thoughts that come through the pain are so deep…and have truly touched the lives of others…including myself and my husband.
You know…sometimes, there just doesn’t seem to be any explanation, as to how and why God allows certain things to take place within our lives; but one thing I do know…He does sustain and help us through it all, as He uses the circumstances, in a way that can bring honor and glory to His name.
This weekend, as I was facing some tough times; my thoughts were taken way back…to a time, when Jesus went to the cross, to die for the sins of many. I know that our experiences here on earth can never compare, with what He experienced at that time; but one thing that caught my attention; is how the extreme suffering of Jesus’ death, has brought so many to Him. What love Jesus displayed for us at that time! Even though He suffered greatly…He knew that His Father was using this time in His life, to display a great heart of love and forgiveness to many. Through the beatings…the pain and agony; a love was seen…like no other love…amazing!
I have come to see within my own life; that these moments of sacrifice can serve a great purpose; that can bring many to Jesus. For instance…what about the one who sees someone in great need…or suffering in pain; but yet they can continue to press on and love Jesus through it all. Don’t you think that the other person may see a hope through those moments; that just might convince them that they can do the same?
I have truly come to see that what I thought at one time was a wasted life of pain and deep heartache can actually turn us around in a 360 degree turn for God. It’s so amazing how He can take these moments that seem to be a waste to us and use them, as a light that can enter someone else’s darkened path and bring them in the same direction, as where He is leading us.
As we begin another new week…we don’t know what may enter our path or where our path may lead us; but just know that God never allows anything into our lives, unless it will serve a great purpose…so when you feel as if your life hasn’t counted for anything…look up, for God has a purpose behind everything you’re walking through and when we give Him our undivided attention; that is when we will begin to see Him work through these moments of deep despair.
Well…I have truly enjoyed our visit tonight…and I pray that as you start another new week; that you will find God’s presence, to be much closer than anything you may walk through! Take care and I will hope to be back with you tomorrow!
Many blessings on your day!
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