Hello everyone! Happy Monday and welcome to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your week is off to a good start and that you will truly experience God, while you are here today…and that your day will be filled with His loving Spirit!
The other night, as I was preparing to go to bed, I was thinking on all that God had brought me through during the week. I not only had a busy week with the ministry and my home life; but I was also facing a lot of chronic pain and problems with my legs, along with a little high blood pressure.
Anyways…after talking with God before bed; I was thinking on what it’s really like to experience God’s strength and as I began to think more and more on this…through the quiet moments of that night…God began to show me that His strength is actually like strong arms; that take hold of us…to keep us standing upright, even thru the most difficult times. Can you imagine what life would be like, if we didn’t have His strong arms of strength available to us each day?
Saturday, as I was finishing a few things for the week, I was experiencing quite a bit of pain and as I got around that night; I found myself focusing…not on the difficult moments I faced throughout the day; but instead, I began to focus on how I had made it through the day.
You know…it’s so easy to say to ourselves or others; that this went bad or that didn’t go right; but how many times, have we taken the time, to just see how far God brought us, with His mighty strength…even through the worst of times? When we can actually see how far we’ve come through a difficult situation…one that seemed almost impossible to get through; then we will know without a doubt; that it was God, who stepped in and held us up, with His loving and powerful arms of strength.
No matter what you may be facing today and no matter how difficult it may seem, to get through these narrow passageways that God is allowing you to pass through…turn to God. You know that you can’t make it through these times on your own…and you know that you don’t have enough strength on your own to remain standing; so turn to the One, who will step into these moments and hold you up; so you can keep pressing on, in the direction that God longs for you to go.
You know…it’s Satan, who longs to have us focus on everything that is going wrong in our lives…and it’s Satan, who longs for us to focus and become deeply connected with our weaknesses; so instead of allowing him to lead you in his direction; why not take hold of a God, who will allow you to lean on Him, while He becomes the strength you need, for everything you are facing at the moment.
Today, I pray that God will help us to bypass every negative thought…brought on by Satan; that we may focus solely on a God, who is more than capable of keeping us standing, with His powerful strength…a strength that will hold us up, even when everything else crumbles down around us!
Blessings on your day!
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