Good evening everyone! Welcome tonight, to the Heart to Heart Blog! I hope that you have been enjoying your weekend! As for me, I have been slowing down and enjoying some time off and today, I was actually able to get quite a bit of rest…but you don’t want to hear about that; so I thought that I’d share something with you; that is very special to my heart…something that I was working on, for a while yesterday.
In the past, I might have mentioned to you; that I have this wall in my office, where I have a whole section of photos that truly helps me to connect with God, while I write…or even when I’m just spending some quiet moments alone with Him. In fact…this wall is straight ahead of me, when I sit on the daybed in my office and work.
Some of the pictures really relay a message to my heart and there are even words embedded into a few of the pictures that have come from God’s heart to mine, while walking thru some difficult times…and one of those photos even dates back to 1989…can you believe that? The words on this photo became a promise, from God’s heart to mine; that if I would only trust Him; then He would bring me thru the storms that I was facing at the time and give me the victory over these storms…which He has already done…praise God!
I also have a beautiful picture of Jesus in the wilderness, while being tempted by Satan, which is a reminder to me; that no matter how difficult life may seem…I can overcome because He overcame! From there, I have another photo of a young man leaning on Jesus, as Jesus leads him out of the darkness of a circumstance, into the light of His presence, which also reminds me to always lean on God and let Him work on my behalf.
Out of all the beautiful photos on my office wall, I have now come to love my newest photo, which I put up on the wall yesterday. Out of all the photos on the wall that depict being an overcomer, thru the difficult times, I just love this new photo because it’s a picture of Jesus on a white horse…coming thru the clouds of glory.
As I was preparing this photo for a frame…God began to once more speak to my heart, as to why this photo belonged on the wall, with the other photos…and that is because God is not only the One who can sustain us and help us thru the difficult times; but He’s also a God of hope…a God who will soon come for those, who have chosen to follow Him and when He comes back; He will gather up those, who have truly placed their trust in Him…and He will take them home with Him…where eternal hope will begin…a time, when pain, heartache and suffering, will become a thing of the past…AMEN!
You know…sometimes we need to remind ourselves that these difficult moments we face, won’t go on forever. When I look up to this wall, I am being given a dose of hope…something that can bring me back, from the moments, where Satan was attempting to walk me down a path of despair. I have come to see that sometimes, we just need something to jolt us out of the thoughts that are attempting to take us down for good. We can also find God’s word to be of comfort, which is really the best remedy; but I have also found that when I look up to this wall; then stories are being told to me…stories that remind me, of where hopelessness was turned into hope once more.
Well…I hope you enjoyed our time together tonight…I know I did! I pray that as you begin another new week; that first…God will bless your night, with His loving peace…and second…that He will lay out the footsteps for you tomorrow; that will help you to walk hand in hand with Him…that you may truly experience His presence above any other thing that may attempt to enter your day!
Take care and I will hope to see you again tomorrow night, as I share my thoughts and my day with you, along with the goodness of a great…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night!
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