Hello everyone! Happy Thursday and a big welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your day is off to a good start and that you will truly experience the powerful and loving presence of God in your day!
Well…today has been kind of a rough day for me…pain wise; so I thought that I would get on here and just see where God leads me, as I visit with you today. For those of you who live with chronic pain…I’m sure that you understand what chronic pain can do to your body…your emotions and your thoughts. One thing I have learned through my pain and problems; is to always try and use these painful moments, for the honor and glory of God…so this is why I’m writing today.
You know…I remember a time in my life, when I would give into my problems and let them control me. It was amazing to me, how quickly they could put me out of commission with God…that is, until I came to truly connect with God’s strength. Through the long and drawn out moments of my life, I came to see that there was no limitation with God’s strength and all I had to do, was exchange my own weakness, for His perfect strength. In other words, I handed over every weak moment that was attempting to take me down and as I gave everything to God; in return, He handed over a strength that would be an ongoing strength…a strength that would never weaken.
How many times do we pray for God’s strength but then we turn around and wonder why we never received His strength. I guess the question I’d like to ask you today is this…do you truly believe that God can exchange weakness for His strength …and do you feel that you anticipate His strength enough in your life…or is it that you just pray and go back to your problems?
You know…Satan not only afflicts us; but his plan is to make life so difficult…that we just might want to give up. I have seen this so much within my own life. It seems like the moment this ministry takes a turn for the good…in any form; Satan comes creeping in …trying to find some form of weakness to prey on…a weakness that just might take me out of commission with God. Little does he know; that the strength within me, comes from a powerful God and no matter what he may attempt to do…I can do all things because of God’s strength.
You know…life is never easy and the challenges that we face from day to day can be so overwhelming and out of control; but I have learned that we can either allow ourselves to be a puppet on a string with Satan, which only makes the situation worse; or we can grow and become stronger through these difficult times. When I look back on my life…I see a life that used to be very weak and out of control…a life that Satan was attempting to take down for good; but now, as I’m standing on the mountain top…looking over the past moments of my life, I see the distance I’ve come with God, which makes me want to connect with Him more and more each day.
No matter what you may be facing today…allow God to strengthen you through the weakness and let His powerful strength keep you standing during the tough times. Believe me when I say…that there is nothing we can’t accomplish in our lives, when the strength of a powerful God lives within us!
Blessings on your day!
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