Good Sunday evening everyone! It’s so good to have you with me tonight, at the Heart to Heart Blog! It’s been a great day of rest and most of all…spending time with God…and you don’t know how that has made me feel today!
This past week has definitely been a very trying time, when it has come to my health; but one thing I have seen through it all; is a faithful God, who has walked me through some discouraging moments…to give me a renewed hope that has truly helped me to keep pressing on. Tonight, I thought that I would share some thoughts with you…from my heart to yours…something that can give us all hope, for the week ahead.
I remember a time, during this past week, when all it seemed to be filled with, was one problem after another…when it came to my health. There were many sleepless nights, with much work that needed to be accomplished at the same time.
During the week, there was a time, when I opened my heart up to God and was at the point of begging Him for His help. I was so desperate, for some relief and as each painful moment came; the struggle of keeping my head above the troubled waters became very real.
As I sat quietly on the daybed in my office…on the verge of tears…thoughts came to mind; from a God that seemed to be reminding me; that He was truly with me. To be honest with you…I didn’t know where God was at the time. In fact…the only thing I knew at the moment was pain…real pain! Then it was as if God was asking me a question, as to how I was getting from one place in time to another. Immediately, I began to think on this and I came to see that even though God was allowing the pain, for some reason that I didn’t seem to understand at the time…I was still slowly walking through my day and overcoming every moment that had come my way.
How often do we become so deeply engrossed in what we are going through; that we can’t even see that we are surviving these moments that just seem to have no end? Many times, I think back to the characters in the Bible that faced very hard and difficult times. Even though they were beaten…imprisoned and left in hopeless situations; their faith continually became a reminder to them; that God was still there…in the midst of it all.
I think sometimes, we just need to quit fighting the problems we’re facing and focus on the distance we have already traveled with God…through these difficult times. One thing this has done for me; is to remind me that even though the trial hasn’t found it’s end; there still is a faithful God at work…strengthening me, by allowing me to lean on Him through the weakened moments of my trial.
Let’s face it…life is always going to be filled with challenges and this world we live in; is definitely not perfect; but I know a God, who can walk us through these challenging moments of struggle, pain and deep heartache and if we could only get our minds off the trial…to truly see this; then I KNOW that we would be able to find a piece of hope to hold tightly too…a hope that can keep us moving forward.
As we walk into this brand new week…there may be some really good days but there may also be days that are filled with struggle; but if we could only look beyond the struggle and focus on the direction that God is leading us…through the struggle; then we would truly see; how focusing on God can renew our hope and faith in Him.
Well…I don’t know about you; but I am truly feeling renewed and refreshed, for this brand new week ahead of me! My prayer for you this evening; is that no matter what you may face in your week…that there will always be a glimpse of hope ahead of you…a glimpse of hope that can help you to keep moving on.
Have a great night everyone and may your Monday be truly blessed by God! Take good care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow evening, as I share thoughts from the day, along with the goodness of a great, loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings on your night…and this brand new week!
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