Hello everyone…and a Happy Wednesday to you! Welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries!” I’m so glad that you decided to stop by and pay me a visit…and my prayer for you; is that you will truly experience the depth of God’s love, as you walk through this day!
As I’ve been sitting here in my office…a song has been going through my thoughts; that goes a little like this… “In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet, God leads His dear children along; where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet, God leads His dear children along. Some through the waters, some through the flood, some through the fire, but all through the blood; some through great sorrow, but God gives a song, in the night season and all the day long.”
I remember a time, when this song truly came alive within my own life. On January 04, 1989; these were the words that God shared from His heart to mine… “I will take you through the wilderness…I will take you through the storms…I will take you through the valleys…and if you trust me, the victory will be yours.” Some of you may have already heard me speak of these words before; but these words…like the words in the song above, have meant so much to my heart; because you see…these are not just words…read from a book and put back on a shelf; but rather, these became the words that brought my broken body and mind back to life.
At a time, when there was absolutely no hope of rising above anything; God stepped in and had already given me the plan for my life, through these words. He said that He would walk me through a wilderness…some storms and a long and lonesome valley…but if I could just keep focused on Him; then He would be the One that would lead me through the wilderness...the storms and that lonesome valley…to a life victorious and free.
Right about now…some of you may be asking yourself…why didn’t he just prevent all of that from happening and just give you a free life? I’ll tell you why…because I had to go through one of the toughest spiritual boot camps; in order that I may be equipped, for the true plan God had for my life. You see…when Satan thought he was going to win and bring me down; it was God, who stepped in and walked me through a tough and difficult journey…just so I could be where I am with Him today.
One thing we need to remember; is that no matter what wilderness we walk through…or no matter how fierce the storm…or no matter how dark and lonely the valley may seem; God is there, to walk every mile with us…and this is what has truly drawn me close to Him. Life isn’t always about a hop…skip or jump; over the difficulties of life; but rather, it’s the steep mountains and the lonesome valleys; that make us cry out to God and lean on Him all the way.
No matter what you may be walking through right now…just know that God’s got you and He will never leave your side. He has a plan…one that you may not fully understand right now; but one that will lead you to His very best for your life; so hold tight to His loving hand and don’t let go…and I know that in the end; you will find yourself looking back and saying to yourself…so this is what He’s been up to.
As you begin another new day…take God with you and let each day become a journey that leads you closer and closer to Him! Well…it’s time for me to go; but I truly hope and pray that your day is a good one…truly blessed by God! Take good care and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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