Hello everyone…Happy Tuesday…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 again…and my prayer for you; is that you will truly feel the depth of God’s presence…walking close beside you today!
Well…the other night was what I call a humdinger of a night…and what I mean by that; is I spent more time awake than asleep. I think that I can say that this was one of my worst nights ever. Have you ever felt as though your feet were going to jump off the bed or have you ever felt as if someone had been stretching your toes, while having a vibrator attached to your feet? Let me tell you…it’s quite the experience. I was so desperate for help; that after calling out to God; I turned on a fan and hung my feet over the bed…just to see if the cool air would numb them.
Finally, after only 2 ½ hours of rest…I sat up in bed…thinking on all that needed to be done for the ministry...and after a few minutes of thinking on everything that was crossing my mind at the time; I chose to shake off the misery I was feeling…and from there, I began to get around for my day.
After returning back to my office; I sat on the daybed…feeling numb, from all the pain and spasms my legs and feet had gone through during the night; but at the same time, I wasn’t going to let Satan get the credit for any of it; so I said to God… “I may have had a rough night; but you brought me through it. I’m still breathing and functioning this morning; so Lord, I give you praise, for bringing me through…what seemed so overwhelming at the time…Amen!”
Believe me when I say; that I know how easily we can fall prey to a circumstance. Before we know it, we find ourselves focusing on every detail of the problem and what went wrong, until we find ourselves sitting in the muck and mire of that despair.
One thing I’ve learned through time; is that maybe we don’t always have a good report to praise God for…but have you ever thought; that it’s a blessing in itself, just to survive the difficult moments that Satan puts us through? You know…just knowing that a powerful God was able to hold me above that pit of total destruction the other night, was reason enough to praise God.
As you continue to walk through your week…don’t give Satan the time of day; but rather, give God the praise He so rightfully deserves…for just holding you above a pit of despair. Things may be bad at the time; but they could always be worse too…and when I think on how God has control over my life…and your life too; that’s enough, to lift a heart of praise up to Him!
Well…I truly have enjoyed this time with you…and what a great reminder…to always praise God, in the midst of despair. Remember one thing…when we do fall prey to the weaknesses that Satan afflicts us with; then he is getting the credit, for what he just did to you and me; so shun him, as you walk through your day and focus on a God, who can be everything, for everything you need. I truly believe that when we approach life, with this kind of an attitude; then no matter how rough life may seem…it won’t overwhelm us.
Today, as you begin another new day with God; I pray that you will truly know His presence above anything else that may attempt to enter your day! Take good care and have a great day…and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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