Hello everyone…and a “Happy Thursday” to you! Welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! It’s so good to be back with you, for another days visit…and my prayer for you today; is that you will truly experience a powerful God at work, within your life!
With all the physical problems I’ve been facing lately, I have been thinking on how God works through our faith…but also on how He has a plan and purpose behind everything we experience in life.
Since God led me to this ministry 17 years ago; I have talked to others over the years, who were so discouraged because they hadn’t been healed. In fact…they had been pressured by those in churches…saying… “Your faith isn’t strong enough”…or “You must have some sin in your life”…and in my opinion…those are some of the worst things you could say to someone who is hurting.
When I went through the long and drawn out years of knee surgeries and pain, I remember those who would pray for my legs to be healed. In fact, they were pretty much demanding God to heal me. The only bad thing about that; was when I wasn’t healed…I began to feel as if God had left me and no longer loved me, which only made the situation much worse.
One thing I’ve come to see…through all the pain and deep heartache I’ve faced in my life; is that we should always have faith; but then, we should leave it with the One, who already knows the plan of action…one that will serve a real purpose, for which it was allowed within our lives.
You know…I have truly come to see that God’s purpose for my life began at birth, when He allowed these two legs of mine to be born without the right kind of joint surfaces…and I’ve also come to understand that He didn’t choose to heal me because He stopped loving me. In fact…He has shown a real love to me, as we have journeyed through the hard times together. What an honor and privilege to suffer for Christ…that others may learn the truth of what He has taught me over the years…that others may find hope and a sustaining love, as they face their own difficult times.
No matter what you walk through…and no matter how discouraging it can seem; just know that God is in charge and will always have the control stick to your life in hand. Stay strong in your faith…connect deeply with God and trust Him, for the rest of the journey. One thing I know…He won’t disappoint you.
Even now, as I face some uncertain times in my life…I know that God is there…because He was there before…and what a comfort to know that even though Satan may attempt to bring me down…God is in control and will always be there, to control each situation…no matter what I face.
Well…it’s been another great visit…and as we close our time together; I pray that you will have the courage to let go and let God have everything that is troubling you in your life; that His perfect plan and purpose for your life may be accomplished in His holy name!
Take care...and have a great Thursday...and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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