Good evening everyone! Happy Wednesday night…and a big welcome, to the Heart to Heart Blog! I’m so glad that you stopped by for a visit tonight and I pray that you will truly experience God, while we’re visiting together this evening!
As I came online this morning, I was shocked to hear that Billy Graham had passed away…and at the age of 99. What a life he lived for Christ and I’m sure that tonight, he is truly enjoying his new home in heaven!
While watching a news clip, on the life of Billy Graham this afternoon; he was being interviewed on his health and if he would ever retire. At that time, he said that he had no plans of retiring; but he felt that the health issues he was experiencing, was God’s way of reminding him; that He would always need God in his life.
As I listened to him speak in this interview…my mind was instantly taken back, to a time…just recently, when God laid these same thoughts on my heart. You know…sometimes, we don’t always understand why we pray and pray for God’s help but yet we struggle to come out of the problem. But later, we eventually come to see that just maybe, God is using these painful moments in our lives…as a reminder, as to how we will always need Him in our lives.
As I have sat here, with one health issue after another…these past couple of months; I can say that I have learned much…mainly to not focus on what is wrong; but rather, to focus on the One, who can make everything right again…and I can truly say that I have leaned on God even more, during these difficult times; then if everything was going fine. In fact, I find myself calling out to Him, during the overwhelming moments, when there seems to be no relief…and as I do; He seems to come back at me…giving me the answers that can help at that specific moment…answers that can sustain and keep me going.
You know…only God understands and only God knows what’s best for us. It doesn’t mean that it makes it any easier for us at times; but I have come to see over and over again; that these are truly the moments; that lead us to a pathway of trust…and even though this pathway can seem very dark…empty and hopeless; God has a way of illuminating these dark moments with His loving presence, which causes us to lean fully on Him and take hold of His presence, rather than what is going on around us.
You know…some people write blogs and they talk about their books…their ministry or about themselves; but I seem to be different at times. In fact, there are times, when I see how God allows the very painful moments, to enter my life; so I can learn what He longs for me to learn…so from there, I can write about it and pass it along, as a means of encouragement, to others who may be living with the same feelings of hopelessness.
I remember a time in my life, when it seemed as though I was coming thru the worst moments of pain and heartache…to enter a ministry, where life would seem so much better. In other words…I thought that this would be my break in life. Little did I know that God had other plans. We might as well face it people…life as a Christian isn’t always going to be easy; but our love for God, should always give us a desire to sacrifice ourselves for Him.
Tonight, as I’m sitting here…I’m longing for the day, when I will take the final step of this journey I’ve been on, for many many years; but until that time comes, I will continue to open myself up to God and allow Him to use me, in any way He chooses…even if it means thru the difficult moments of pain…because you see…this is where we come to see that God is all we need and with Him, we can make it thru any obstacle that crosses our path.
Well…I didn’t plan on this kind of writing tonight…but God did and I thank Him for the words that He has blessed my heart with tonight! I hope that you have enjoyed this time with me and I pray that you will have a great night…surrounded by the loving and peaceful presence of God. Take care and I will hope to see you again tomorrow night, as I share some thoughts from the day, along with the goodness of a great…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night!
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