Hello everyone and a big welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! Happy Friday! I pray that God’s blessings will truly follow you through the day and that you will experience a very special touch from God, as you walk through another new day with Him!
In my office, I have a very special picture of Jesus on the wall, with some writing He gave me…over 25 years ago, while I was walk through some very tough times in my life. Due to a rod in my right leg, I now make a daybed my work place and every morning…noon and night, I have Him on the wall in front of me…to talk to, whenever I need a good friend.
Anyways…today, as I’ve been sitting here…writing to you; I was looking deeply into the picture and thinking to myself; that we will probably never truly comprehend Christ’s love to its fullest because His love is so deep and different from the love we experience here on earth.
One thing I can say for sure; is that my love for Jesus has grown through time, in a way I never thought could ever be and do you know how that happened…it happened through the very trying and difficult moments of my life. This may seem odd to you about now; but as I experienced Jesus’ love and care for me, while others walked out of my life, I began to experience a love that was truly real and never seen in man…because His love for me walked way beyond my faults and mistakes, to love me anyways…just as though He couldn’t see any wrong in me. In fact, I came to see that He was more concerned about where I was headed; then where I had been. What a love!
You know…sometimes I think we become so caught up in what is going wrong in our lives; that we forget that there is Someone close by, who longs to be there for us…to love us and care for us, as though we are the child and He is the Father. Maybe we just need a reminder of His love and how His love can truly enrich our relationship with Him, while walking through the difficult times.
Through all the years that I have needed Jesus to be there for me…the relationship continues to grow, in a way, where I will always need Him every minute of each day. You see…I have come to know; that even though the pathway can seem dark and dormant…due to an unresolved circumstance…I am never really alone because I have a friend close by, who is always watching over me and even though I may fear the darkness at times; He has a way of calming my fears, with a peace that I’ve never experienced in this world…a peace that actually leads me to a new strength, to help me remain standing…at moments, when I feel as if I could fall apart.
One thing I have truly come to see in my life; is how my relationship with God actually grows through each difficult moment I face. The more I lean on Him…talk with Him and seek Him, with all of my heart; I find a God, who truly loves me…forgives me and longs so much, to be my closest friend.
No matter what you’re facing today…Jesus loves you! It’s amazing how our circumstances can attempt to make us believe that God has abandoned us and forsaken us; but through my own moments of circumstance, I have come to experience a God, who drew closer to me, during the most heartbreaking moments of my life and He has remained with me, since my journey began with Him…over 27 years ago.
There’s an old hymn that goes a little like this… “Sweeter as the years go by, sweeter as the years go by, richer, fuller, deeper, Jesus’ love is sweeter, sweeter as the years go by.” One thing I’ve truly come to see, through these trying and difficult moments of my life; is that our circumstances should draw us closer to God, in a way that will deepen our relationship with Him. Where has your trials taken you today?
Blessings on your day!
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