Good evening everyone! Happy Tuesday evening and welcome tonight, to the Heart to Heart Blog! I am so happy to have you with me this evening and my prayer tonight; is that God will reveal something to us all…something that will encourage and uplift us, as we spend this precious time together!
You know…one thing that I have been thinking on today; is how our trials can seem to worsen, as we remain committed to God. I know that most of us already know that; but to live it…is a different story.
It seems like since the beginning of winter, I have been going through some pretty tough times. I thank God so much that He is with me; but there are times like today, when I question God, as to when the severity of these difficult times will ever come to an end. It seems like every day, I am waking up with pain and struggling to even get to bed…due to the pain. I continue to talk with God…spend time with Him and do the work that I know He has called me to do; but as most of you probably know…it still isn’t easy and after a while, it can definitely take a toll on a person.
This afternoon, as I was working a little…the tiredness and struggles, due to the pain…attempted to take over my day. As I sat quietly for a moment, I began to think back to other characters in the Bible, who went through similar times…only much more difficult. I can actually say that these are the ones who keep me going and inspire me, at times such as these; because I think to myself…if they could get through their own difficult moments; then I can definitely do it too, with God’s help and strength. I guess that sometimes, we just need to vent and get everything off of our chest; so we can let God pick up the broken pieces and begin once more.
One thing I know for sure; is that we have to keep our focus on God…and not the problem, which isn’t always easy, if we’re honest with ourselves. This morning, as I came online, to spend time with my friends on Twitter and most of all…my best friend, God; I was feeling pretty rough; but as I began to put some music on…dealing with thankfulness, I found myself praising God, instead of begging Him for His help and before I knew it…the load seemed to get a little lighter.
As I left my office, to do a little something in the kitchen; the feelings that I had experienced with God earlier, seemed to keep going and before I knew it, I had also put together the audio weekly word of encouragement, for Inspiration for the Heart. In fact, if you would like to listen to what I taped this morning…through the struggles I faced today; then come and take a few minutes out of your day…relax and be inspired. I don’t always have Inspiration for the Heart available, until Wednesday morning; but tonight, I have it all set up and ready to go and all you have to do is click here and be blessed!
One thing I’ve learned, through a lifetime of pain…and that is to be honest with myself, rather than trying to stay tough….because you know…when we try to be this perfect Christian and never acknowledge our weaknesses before God; then how can we let go; so He can do the work that we just aren’t strong enough to do on our own?
No matter what I face, in this life of mine…I’m so…so glad that I have a good friend like God to turn to…because you see; He can see deep within my heart and understand the pain I go through, like no other. What a friend!
Well…I hope that you enjoyed our time together tonight and that you too were uplifted and inspired, to always keep pressing on…no matter what comes your way. My prayer for you tonight; is that your evening will be filled with an eternal peace; that only comes from an eternal God! Have a great night everyone…take care and I will hope to see you back here tomorrow night, for 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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