Today, as I do a fast rewind of my life, I see many moments that I never thought I’d get through…moments that not only endured pain but the deepest heartache anyone could ever imagine. You know…moments like these can truly attempt to convince us that the problem is just too powerful for God to bring us out of.
I remember a time, when I felt as if I was in a deep, dark wilderness of despair. In my mind’s eye, I saw myself in a place that made me feel, as if I was in a dark forest, with moss hanging from the trees. No matter what I tried to do…it seemed as if I would always return back to the place, where I first began…and now I know why. It was because I was trying to figure my own way out, rather than allowing God to lead the way.
After going around in circles for the longest time, I began to let go and cry out to God…and He came to me…as though to say…”Diane, if you will let me be your sunlight by day and your moonlight by night; then I will show you the way out of this awful place.” As I continued to do, as I felt He was placing on my heart to do…a time did come, when I began to see the light of a new day…and from there…God and I journeyed to a high mountain peak, where He allowed me to look down and see how far He had brought me.
In my office, I have a beautiful picture of Jesus and on the picture are these words… “I will take you through the wilderness…I will take you through the storms; but if you trust me, the victory will be yours.” Those words were given to me by God…way back in 1991 and now, I sit here totally free.
No matter how lost you may feel in life…and no matter how hopeless life may seem…I’m here to tell you today…that there is a way out; but first, you must be willing to follow God’s path, rather than your own…for your own chosen path won’t lead you anywhere, except for into more problems. Instead…take hold of God’s hand…the One who truly knows the way out of your wilderness and I know that with time, you too will once more see the light, of a brand new day!