Hello everyone and welcome today, to Moments Spent with God! I am so glad that you came to join me, for another God inspired writing! My prayer today; is that we will truly feel the hand of God upon us, as we spend some special and quiet moments with Him!
Yesterday morning, as I was beginning my day, I received some bad news from a friend of mine, who was experiencing some very tough times. As I held to the phone and felt the pain that they were going through, my heart began to sink to a place, where I was truly struggling to keep my thoughts focused on what I was doing at the time.
Before even finishing my work, on “Dear Reader,” which is on the front page of my website; I left my office instantly to go and talk with my husband Keith. For a few moments, we just sat and became speechless and then we began to pray and ask for God’s help.
After spending about a half hour with Keith in the living room, I got up from the couch and began to come back into the office. As I sat on the daybed and was beginning to go back to my work, I felt as if everything within me had frozen in place. I began to stare out the window and couldn’t seem to get my thoughts back, on what I had been doing.
As I sat quietly on the daybed in my office, I began to pray and ask God for His strength. I told Him that I wasn’t going to be able to make it through this day without Him and within a short time, it was as if God’s presence had entered me, as I began to feel my mind slowly clearing, while a new strength began to enter my hands and arms, as I began to type…a strength that began to pick up, from where mine had left off. From there, the whole day continued to get better and I could feel the presence of God at work, as each task for the day began to fall into place. These moments not only gave me hope for myself but they also became a reminder to me; that God was also working with my friend at the same time.
How many times are we going to choose to suffer needlessly before we call out to God? I don’t know about you; but I need God all the time. I remember moments in my past, when a problem would arise and it seemed like I became so caught up in the grief…sadness…frustration and anxiety that stemmed from my problem; that I would leave God out of my problem completely. Never did I realize that this was only making my problem worse and a lot more difficult to handle.
Today, as I was thinking on all that’s taken place in my life recently, I see how God is teaching me more and more; that I need to let Him do the work and have first place…not only in my life but in my problems too.
You know…sometimes, I think that God allows us to go through many difficult moments in our lives…only because He longs so much for us to let Him be our source of everything. Once we can truly grasp onto what He is longing for us to learn; that is when we will be able to live with a peace that says… “God’s in control and everything is going to be just fine.”
Have a great day and let God take you by the hand today and lead you through the rubble of your circumstances!
Blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…