Hello everyone…and a big welcome on this Tuesday, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so happy to have you with me today…and my prayer for you; is that you will experience God, in a very real way, as you walk through your day!
Yesterday started out to be a very busy day, as I have been working on one of my newest pages…“Diane’s Place.” After finishing my work there; it seemed like…from there on, I wasn’t feeling the best. Lately, I have not only been struggling with chronic pain; but a lot of tiredness too.
After getting around for the evening, I came back into the office and was doing a little work on Twitter…and while I was sitting here; my eye caught the attention of a couple little hanging plagues, I have near my windowsill. About almost 2 years ago, I was going through a similar time in my life, when I felt totally drained; to the place, where I could barely write; so I took about a week off and spent some time with God…working with Him, to let Him refresh me and renew me in His Spirit.
Anyways…after spending much time with God; I wrote down some personal thoughts that had come from His heart to mine and I placed a few of those thoughts on some beautiful paper; that had a picture of Mary Magdalene bowing at the feet of Jesus…and then I put the paper in a couple of clear frames and had hung them close, to where I work each day.
As these frames caught my eye yesterday, I began to take them down and read what I had written, from God’s heart to mine and you know what…it was just what I needed. It seemed that as I read each beautiful word; that the moments from about 2 years ago, began to come alive within me again.
You know…sometimes we just need to get alone with God and read the promises that He has given us…promises that He will never leave us or forsake us. I will never forget the time, when I had hit rock bottom…and to be honest with you, I never thought I’d make it this far in my life; but then the still small voice of God came to me…deep within my spirit…and He made a promise to me that He would bring me through those hard times…and even though I didn’t know what to think at the time…He did bring me through.
Sometimes the days can be very difficult to get through; but I am being reminded that all we need is to connect ourselves with the One, who can truly bring peace and comfort, while facing these overwhelming moments; that can truly seem so out of control.
There are two verses in the Bible that had become promises to me…many years back and to this day, I hold tightly to these words in Psalm 112:7-8, which says… “He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him. 8 That is why he is not afraid but can calmly face his foes.”
Sometimes, we just have to slow down and take hold of God’s promises and allow them to be strength for us, during the times that seem to weigh us down. When we can live with a settled feeling; that our God is always there for us; then we will find it much easier to face the difficult moments that are attempting to take us down.
Well…I truly pray now; that you will find God’s promises, to be of strength to you too, while walking through the difficult struggles of life…and I also pray that your day will truly be blessed from above! Take care and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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