Hello everyone! “Happy Tuesday”…and a big welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…thru the Risen Hope Ministries! I’m so happy to have you with me today…and my prayer for you; is that you will truly experience the depth of God’s love in your day!
Well let’s see…yesterday was quite the day! I guess I should back up a little and say that my Sunday started out great! I was able to get 3 hours of deep sleep in the afternoon…and no one but God can understand how precious that is to me. Anyways…after getting up and getting around…I went back on Twitter and did a little writing for Monday morning…and you know what; I’m still trying to figure out, as to how I can get 3 hours of deep sleep and feel exhausted by Sunday evening….lol!
Anyways…I decided to try and go to bed a little early Sunday night…and that’s one night I won’t discuss because I was awake on the hour…so by Monday morning, I was sitting on the side of my bed…feeling a little beaten up; but I decided that if I didn’t get up; then Satan would continue to run the show…so up I came.
As I entered my office…to begin my day…some of my first words were… “God, please give me strength…happiness and peace in my day”…and you know what…He did just that. By Monday afternoon…it had hit me that I made it thru one of my busiest days, on very little sleep.
I wonder how many times we face a situation similar to this and just give into what we feel, rather than what we can truly experience, thru a God of great strength? It seems as though we allow a situation like this to dictate our lives, rather than allowing God to have control over the situation.
I remember a time in my life, where I would allow the chronic pain to dictate how I lived…never realizing that I was only allowing Satan to weaken me more. We need to realize that our actions are either going to lift us up and further away from despair…or they are going to take us further down, into the muck and mire of despair.
One of the things that I have found to be true within my own life; is that I actually feel as though I am being drawn closer to God, during the hard times. When a person learns to lean on God and His strength, rather than a broken down circumstance; then they truly come to experience a powerful God within their life.
You know…there are times, when I feel very rough and rugged; but when I press on, I come to see later that those moments did make a difference in the life of someone else who was hurting badly at the time; which has become a reminder to me, as to how Satan is using these difficult times within my own life, to stop the work of God in another person’s life.
One thing I have truly come to see lately; is that no matter what I go through…God is always there, to give me strength for the journey. These times I walk through may still seem difficult…but I am standing and functioning, with the help of a great and mighty God.
As you begin another new day; try to not focus on everything that is attempting to take you down; but rather, focus on a God whose strength can keep you standing during these difficult moments in your day…and one thing I know; when He sees your effort; He will definitely crown it with success!
Well…it’s been another great visit…and I pray that you will have a great day with God and that you will truly come to experience a limitless strength…that can carry you through anything in your day! Take care and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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