Hello everyone! Well…it’s the start of another new week…so “Happy Monday” to you! I am so glad that you stopped by today to visit me, at “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…and my prayer for you; is that you will have a great start to your week…truly blessed by God above!
This past week was quite a week! As I ended the week, with a 3 hour nap yesterday…I was also focusing on the strength that God truly gave me, to get me through that week! How many times do we become so focused on the difficult moments of a day or week; that we completely bypass the reason, for why we are still standing and functioning?
I remember a time in my life, when everything seemed dark and hopeless. As I stood before a mirror in the bathroom, I looked at myself and said… “Lord, I’m not making it!” Within a short time, it was as if His still small voice began to enter my spirit and say… “Yes you are, Diane…you are standing…walking…breathing…and you are making it.” I came to see that it was the difficult times that had attempted to convey this message to me…and due to the weak moments I was walking through at the time…that is when I actually began to believe those thoughts; that were truly attempting to take me down to nothing.
As we walk through another new week…we really don’t know what may lie ahead of us. Today, the path may seem bright and sunny; but we also know that times do come, when the rain falls and the clouds that once brought a ray of hope can instantly turn into the darkest moments.
One thing I’ve come to see over time; is to be prepared spiritually and to focus on what God can do through these stormy moments that may attempt to ruin a day. For example…if we knew that a storm was brewing on the horizon; then we would go outside and bring in the things that could possibly be destroyed by that storm. In a similar sense; we need to also be prepared, for the storms that may attempt to overtake the joy and goodness that God has blessed us with, by keeping the good things locked deep within the heart…safe from all harm.
This past week, I have truly come to see that I can overcome anything in my life and continue to function and press on…and not because of myself; but because of a powerful God that lives within me…for it’s His strength and goodness that holds me up…at times, when I could never make it through on my own.
You know…I think that if we could get our eyes off of the storms that come our way…and what they put us through…and begin anew, by focusing on how God is working through the storm; then we would always know in our hearts that we can make it…no matter how difficult it may seem at the time.
As we begin this brand new week, may I encourage you to not only focus on God; but to truly take Him with you, as you begin to take the first step, into another new week! I have truly found that when I begin my week, by walking in sync with God; then He is there, to be my strength…all week long!
Well…I have truly enjoyed this time with you today…and I don’t know about you; but I am now ready to take foot into this brand new week ahead! I pray that you will have a great week with God! Stay strong in Him and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow, for new thoughts of hope…from His heart to ours! God bless!
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