Hello everyone! Happy Friday and welcome to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that you’ve had a good week and that you will continue to feel the loving and powerful presence of God…more and more each day!
As we begin today, can we say that we are walking one step closer to God, during the difficult times or do we find ourselves lagging behind with the circumstance? In other words…are we allowing God to open up new footprints to walk in…through our circumstances or have we allowed the problems in our lives, to keep us in the same footprint?
Our circumstances should not keep us in a stand-still, when we have God in our lives. We need to realize that God has a plan for these moments and when we allow these moments to affect us in a negative way; then we are taking a step backward, rather than moving one step forward with God. Have you ever heard someone say; that for each step I take forward…I get knocked back 10 steps? Well…I truly believe that when we get stuck in a negative moment; then these moments only allow Satan to push us backwards, which only enhances the problem and makes it that much harder to move forward in life.
We may not always understand why we are going through these difficult moments but that is where trust comes in…and when we can trust a God that has a plan for our lives, rather than trusting a circumstance, whose only plan is to take us down a lonely, dark, and dismal road; then we have taken one more step closer to God and one step further away from despair.
These steps may not always be easy steps to take and we may feel as though we cannot take another one but when we know in our hearts that God is placing the footprints before us, while giving us the strength to put our foot in his footprints; then we can press on.
When I was going through some very, very trying times in my life, it was as if I could see a vision within my thoughts, of a staircase leading to Heaven. Some of the steps I’ve taken upward, have been easy steps but there have been other steps that have appeared steep and as I viewed them, I could not even begin to imagine climbing them but when I came to the realization that I could not take these steps alone; then God reached down and gently lifted me, to the step that seemed so impossible for me to climb to.
We all face very difficult moments of adversity in our lives and the steps ahead can seem tiresome and they can even cause us to feel weak, as though we can no longer press on but when we anticipate the plan and purpose behind each moment of weakness in our lives; then we will discover a great will and desire to move forward with God’s help.
Today, you may be feeling drained, from a circumstance you’re facing and these feelings may even make you feel, as if you can’t take another step forward. The strength that was once there seems to be gone and you can’t find any reason to continue on. Believe me, when I say… “I understand.” One thing you need to realize; is that you need a strength that can help you to climb to the next step…a strength that can actually lift you above these moments and bring hope back into your life… and the only strength I have found that will do this is through God! Today, I pray that you will let Him be the One to lift you above the despair in your life, to a step that can bring you even closer to Him!
Blessings on your day!
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