Hello everyone! Welcome today, to Moments Spent with God! I hope and pray that you’re having a good start to your day and that you will truly find a connection with God that will help you to rise high above the problems in your life!
Since this is Friday…I thought that we would do something different today. I thought that I would share my heart with you and let you know what God truly means to me. Maybe my testimony would encourage you to…that you may find God’s love and hope, for your own life.
As some of you may already know…I have lived a long life of pain and deep heartache. In fact, if I was to look at my life…before all these things took place; I would see a life that never ever knew God, like I do today.
You know…we all seem to be in a hurry to get over the problems in our lives. Hey…let’s face it, no one wants to suffer any more than they have to…right? This is exactly the way I looked at my struggles, over the past years; but I did come to a place in my life, where I came to see that sometimes God longs to take a little more time and etch these experiences deep within the heart; that we may never forget how powerful of a God He is…and especially, how far He has brought us in life.
Like I said…I never really knew God like I do now. God is truly my best friend and the only One I can trust and these feelings I have for God didn’t happen overnight. They came about through long and drawn out days of surgeries…pain and recovery, along with several years of counseling; so I could learn to let God pick up the broken pieces, of a heart that was truly destroyed through sexual abuse and a dysfunctional family life.
As I look back on all that God has done for me; I truly believe that my pain and deep heartache didn’t push me away from God; but on the contrary, I believe it pushed me further in God’s direction, as I sought for true love and something to hold tightly too. I walked through longs years…of a wilderness that was dark and dingy…a place, where I only experienced darkness and it was only the light of God’s presence; that truly walked me out of that dark wilderness. Once I was set free; God took me to the top of the mountain and as I looked down, on the wilderness I once walked through, I began to truly see how far this powerful God could bring me.
Today, I see God in a brand new light! I no longer sit in a wallowing hole of doubt and fear, along with feelings that used to be so out of control; but instead, I sit in a place of eternal peace…a place where God and I meet heart to heart and this is the only reason why I can write and do the work that He has called me to do.
Today, you may be experiencing a similar situation and you may have moments, when you feel as though that rope of hope that you once held tightly too; is now a thread that’s about to break. May I encourage you today, to never give in and never give up. Allow these deep embedded problems to lead you to the cross, where you can truly discover a God, who can walk you out of the wilderness of affliction…a God who can exchange your heavy burdens for Himself. I have truly found God to be everything I need and one thing I know…He longs to be everything for you too!
Blessings on your day!
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