Good evening everyone! I’m so glad that you decided to stop by and join me, on the “Heart to Heart Blog” this evening! I hope that your day went well and that your week is off to a good start!
Actually…my day began, by trying to get out of bed, due to a rough night of pain. I wanted so badly to stay in bed…under the warm covers; but God seemed to be nudging me along…as though to say… “Diane…time to get up…I have work for you to do today;” so I took ahold of His strength and began to move along into my day.
After getting around this morning, I went online, to spend some time with God and post some thoughts and quotes on Twitter…and boy was I glad that I had decided to get out of bed this morning; because God began to work, as He took me thru several verses in the Bible.
One of the verses that God used, in a very personal way for myself this morning; is found in Psalm 34:19 and we read… “The good man does not escape all troubles—he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.” Before I even began to write something with this verse for Twitter…I began to see how a loving God was reaching down to me personally, during my hour of need. You know…sometimes we think that just because we are Christians…that this means that we should never suffer; but that definitely isn’t true. I have come to see that there is more of a battle going on, in the life of a Christian because Satan longs to take our soul away from God. In fact, I have noticed numerous times; that when God uses my life to help another or something goes really well for the ministry…or even my personal life; then that is when I am attacked the hardest; but we must remember that even though we cannot escape the troubles of this life; there is a God, who longs to walk us thru each and every trial that comes our way.
You know…one thing I can say for sure today; and that is that God definitely walked me thru every moment of this day because when I got up…feeling the way I was feeling; I didn’t know how I was going to be able to work; but you know what…I did more work; then what I had planned on doing and I think that God allowed me to do that much work, to show me that I could truly do all things thru Him, which strengtheneth me. Wow…what a God!
As I look back on my day, I see a morning full of struggles; but now, I see an evening, when God was truly faithful. You know…we can talk ourselves into defeat, just by thinking on everything that could go wrong; but one thing God reminded me of today; is to just keep pressing on and let Him be the One, to step into overdrive for me.
Now I’ve made it thru dinner and as I look back on the difficult steps I overcame today…with God’s help; this gives me hope, for other steps that may not always be easy to walk through. Pain and other difficulties can definitely make a person feel like giving into the problem; but we need to remember; that when we give into the problem; then we have let go of the One who can actually walk us out of these moments of distress.
I truly pray that our visit tonight has been encouraging and uplifting for you, just as it has for me! You know…the Bible says that there is a time to laugh and a time to mourn. Thank God that He has allowed only what He feels we need, to keep our lives in balance…and what hope we live with…knowing that God can be there to lift us up and be strength to us, when we can’t always find it easy to stand on our own.
Well…time for me to go; but I would like to say that I have truly enjoyed our visit tonight and I hope that you will have some time in your day tomorrow; to join me again, as I share the goodness, of a mighty…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings on your night!
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