Hello everyone…Happy Tuesday…and a big welcome to “A New Day of New Hope Blog!” It’s so good to have you with me today…and my prayer for you; is that God would truly bless every minute, second and hour of your day, with His loving presence!
Before writing you today, I’ve been sitting here in my office, with my feet up…enjoying some beautiful and inspiring music! I don’t know about you; but music lifts me up and out of any difficult moment and brings a peace and joy that truly must come directly from the presence of God!
One thing I’ve learned, through the rough and rugged moments of life is this; if I want to be close to God; then I need something that can connect me to Him…and for me; that is either listening to music or reading from the Psalms.
Lately, it seems like I’ve either been going through pain…tiredness or the blows that attempt to knock us down from evil. When I stop and think about what I just wrote…I might as well say that they are all from Satan. He seems to have a way of trying multiple things, on a person who is striving to remain closely connected to God.
It doesn’t matter how these moments make me feel or it doesn’t matter how hard the blows can become…I’m still standing and that is what I try to keep my focus on. I’ve come to see that with each blow from Satan…comes strong and loving arms of hope…reaching down from the heavens…arms that hold me up and keep me from a fall that can lead me down to total destruction.
You know…there have been many moments in my life, when I felt as if I was on the edge of a cliff…peering down, into a pit of destruction that Satan had awaiting me; but then I began to see, with my mind’s eye; where God had me suspended above the pit…with total control over those moments and my life. I guess that’s what we need to focus on, in these end times. Instead of fearing the pit of destruction below us; we need to focus on the One who is keeping us upright and out of that pit of despair.
Like I said previously…we need something to keep us safe within the arms of the One who is suspending us above these moments of defeat. I have found that when I read God’s word…or listen to music…and especially talk openly with Him, during these difficult moments; that this is what keeps me plugged into a God, who can be strength for me.
Today, I thank God that I can openly turn to Him…no matter what I’m facing…and what a good feeling to know; that He will come running to me, when I need Him the most. I know one thing…if it wasn’t for God; then I wouldn’t be sitting here right now…sharing my heartfelt thoughts with you; but rather, I would probably be sitting in that pit; that I am now being suspended above.
As you begin your day…connect with God and let Him be everything…for every little thing you need in this day and one thing I know…you will begin to look beyond the circumstance and truly see a powerful God at work in your life…holding you close to Him, while keeping you safe and suspended above a pit of total destruction.
Well…I have truly enjoyed this time with you! There is just something about putting the feet up…relaxing…and connecting with a loving God! I hope you have a very special day! Take care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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