Hello everyone and welcome back today, 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 find the hope you need today…a hope that can lift you high above the despair that you may be experiencing in your life right now!
As we begin our time together today, there may be some of you, who are experiencing moments that can make you feel, as if you are all alone on the sidelines of life. Your heart may be broken so deeply; that you’ve given up…on all hope of it ever coming back together again; but today, I would like to give you a piece of hope that will truly take you above these difficult times in your life.
Every Saturday evening, I usually take some extra time, to just spend it with God. I find that this helps me to prepare for another new week ahead and I also find that it deepens my connection with God, after a very tiring week.
Anyways, as I was listening to some music and talking with God, I began to feel His presence deep within mine and from there, He began to walk me through a time in my life, where I can honestly say that there was no hope. Throughout these trying times in my life, I had been through one surgery after another…chronic pain and to top it off…deep heartache and the loss of so many things; that my life began to feel like an empty shell. One thing I can say for sure; is that I was truly at the bottom of a deep pit of despair…looking up and wondering how I was ever going to get out of all this mess.
Through these moments I spent with God Saturday night, I began to see how He was revealing a heart to me; that had truly understood every struggle that I had faced. From there, He began to show me that the moments that made me feel turned upside down and completely emptied of life, were only so I could be turned right side up and filled with His loving presence.
You see…it’s so easy to get caught up in everything that is going wrong at the time; that we completely bypass the reason for it all. One thing we must remember; is that God never walks us through difficult moments, unless He has a reason behind these trying times in our lives.
Today, we need to realize that God isn’t out to empty us…to the place, where we feel like nothing; but rather, He longs to empty us of ourselves; so He can enter and make our lives brand new and fill us with Himself. For each broken moment that enters our lives, we feel as if we have lost something…something that can’t come back; but that’s only because God is making more room, for His presence to enter us, in a way that will make our lives complete.
One thing we need to remember today; is to not allow those empty voids in our lives to remain empty because these will become the moments that make us feel hopeless and alone. Instead, we need to give permission, for God to move into the empty spaces of our lives and fill us completely with Himself.
My prayer today; is that we won’t succumb to these moments of hopelessness; but rather, I pray that we will give every empty space of our lives over to God; that He may fill us to overflowing…with His love, joy and peace…and most of all Himself!
Blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…Diane