Hello everyone! Happy Thursday and welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that God is truly blessing your day with good things and that you will continue to feel His loving presence…walking close beside you throughout the day!
How many times do we end a day…focusing completely, on every little thing that went wrong throughout the day? By time we’re finished thinking on every little thing that went wrong…that alone can make us feel drained and maybe even a little depressed.
Instead of focusing on the worst of the day, I wonder what it would be like, if we could only focus on how we were able to make it through the day. You know…I remember a time, when I found myself sitting on the edge of my daybed in the office…feeling completely wiped out, from a day that you wouldn’t even believe, if I told you. I mean it felt like I was going through the day non-stop and to top it off…it seemed as though it was one of those days, when everything I touched went wrong. As I continued to sit there in my office…starring over to my desk, I just took a deep breath and sat there in silence for a bit. After sitting there for a while, God began to show me; that those moments were now a thing of the past and that He wanted me to focus more, on how He had brought me through that day…and I can actually say; that as I began to do this, I also began to feel a peace and a thankfulness enter my heart…where once was a heart of anxiety and frustration. Before I got up to leave my office, I just sat there and said to myself… “Diane, it’s going to be alright because God will soon be giving you a new tomorrow.”
Don’t we realize that positive words can turn any difficult situation around and point us in God’s direction, rather than the direction, of all the problems we once faced? I guess sometimes, we just need to get alone with God…take a deep breath and allow Him to empty our thoughts, of all the moments that once made the cares from the day seem so heavy.
Yesterday, while I was working on Twitter; someone had posted a few lines of an old hymn, titled… “I Surrender All” and as I looked at what this person had posted; it took be back to a time, when I had to learn how to forgive my grandfather and let go of a past, where he had sexually abused me. As I sat on a stump in the cemetery, where he was buried, I began to sing these words… “All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live. I surrender all, I surrender all, all to Thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.”
Just think…if we could become more focused on God throughout our day and surrender every little thing that goes wrong to Him…as it happens; then just think how we would feel at the end of the day. I would say that instead of feeling overwhelmed…tired and frustrated; we would feel a peace that would take us away from the cares of the day…a peace that would truly draw us closer to God!
Blessings on your day!
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