Hello everyone & a big welcome to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I hope you’re having a good start to your Tuesday and that God will truly be with you and that you will feel His loving presence walking close beside you…throughout your day!
Just recently, I have been starting a series of YouTube audio videos, titled… “Spoken Words to Sooth the Hurting Heart” and yesterday, as I was doing some taping, I just couldn’t get my voice to sound clear. I would say that it took at least 2 hours to figure out what was wrong.
After the first hour of checking everything and going over everything again and again, I began to hear a voice within my spirit that was trying to convince me to give up. At that time, I knew that I couldn’t give up on this project because I knew in my heart that these audio videos could truly help someone in need; so I prayed, with all that was within me, for God’s help. Even after praying, the struggle remained for quite some time; but I continued to pursue and look for God’s answer to my problem. After doing everything possible and seeking God’s help and guidance, I sat quietly in my office and from there; God began to work with my spirit, as though to say… “Diane, don’t give up…turn your headset mic on. After I did so; the green light appeared and I was back to work once more.
I guess that what I’m trying to convey to you today; is that we are going to have moments that truly put our hearts to the test. We may fight back…with all that is within us and still fail; but that is only because we need God’s answers, rather than our own.
One thing I have truly learned, over the past 25 years or so; is to pursue and never give into the problem, until the problem is resolved. Do we realize how this can truly make us stronger in our walk with God…and if we are increasingly gaining strength, through these moments of testing; then we are also going to find that life isn’t really all that difficult to get through.
Over time, I have come to see that the moments when I wanted to give up, also became the moments that made my situation that much more difficult to get through because little did I know that when I was giving up…Satan was using those moments of weakness to add to what I was already facing. In fact…my actions and feelings at that time only became fuel, to a fire that was already burning.
Today, you may be facing a situation that seems to have no end. Maybe you are living with chronic illness and pain or maybe you just can’t seem to get beyond the deep dark moments of heartache. No matter what we face…we need to remember one thing…never give up. Giving up only gives Satan what he’s waiting for and that is for us to fail and allow God to become a defeated God; so he can have the victory instead.
I truly believe that when we pursue God and never give up; then He will allow His answer or response, to be the key that can unlock our prison cell of despair and set us free. You know…life is never easy but it can become easier, when we learn to keep pressing on, while seeking God…all along the way!
Blessings on your day!
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