Hello everyone…“Happy Thursday”…and a big welcome, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog!” It sure is good to be back with you again today…and my prayer for all of us; is that we will experience the presence of a God, who can truly calm the troubled moments within, while bringing peace back into our hearts!
As I’m sitting here, in my office today…writing to you…my very special readers; I find myself struggling at times to write…due to the tiredness that my body experiences, from pain and a very busy schedule.
Even before writing you today, I was reminiscing back to the time, when I first began this ministry…around 17 years ago…and how much easier life seemed. Even though I still had my health issues at that time; they weren’t as bad as they have been recently.
Lately…it seems as though there has been one thing I’ve been constantly reminding myself of; and that is to not allow these difficult moments to take away the heart that God once gave me…for people like you. You know…it’s so easy to be drawn into pain and the struggles we face from day to day; that before we know it…these moments of weakness begin to have control over our lives.
One of the Bible verses; that has truly touched my life over the years; is found in Psalm 34:19…and we read… “The good man does not escape all troubles—he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.” All I can say; is where would we be without Jesus? He truly has become the crutch I lean on each day…and even though life isn’t always easy for me; He definitely has a way of making it easier!
You know…there is one thing I’ve always wondered and that is this…why do we try to look for a perfect life, in an imperfect world. I find that it’s so easy to get sidetracked, into thinking that just because I’m a Christian; that life should never be this difficult…but you know what…that just isn’t true. I remember a time in my life, when I felt like a piece of nothing…and you know why; because I was seeing other people blessed and in good health…and I just couldn’t figure out why that couldn’t happen for me. Was I not worthy of God? Was I no good? You know…it’s amazing how many thoughts can go through a person’s mind, at times like these; but with time, I did come to see that life isn’t going to be perfect and always easy; because as a Christian, we are fighting an opposition, whose name is Satan…and as I began to understand this even more; I then began to see that these struggles I face…are only so he could stop me, from what God had purposed for my life.
One thing I can definitely tell you today; is that no matter how difficult life has been for me…God continues to be victorious in my life. It’s never easy…and like you, I experience moments, when I want to give up; but then God comes to me and He fills my mind and heart, with a renewed hope; that causes me to stand on these two bad legs and press on.
If you are struggling and feel like you are barely holding onto life, may I encourage you to take hold of the hand of God and let Him help you through these struggles you’re facing. One thing I know…He will be there, every step of the way, to guide you…love you…care for you and even more…be the best friend you could ever have.
Well…time for me to press on! I truly enjoyed this time with you today…and I pray that you will find God to be everything, for every little thing you need! Take care and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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