Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday and welcome to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so glad you stopped by today and my prayer for you; is that you will leave with a piece of hope to hold to…a hope that will truly keep you high above the despair in your life!
Well…my week started out, with a big dose of chronic pain. If you haven’t ever experienced chronic pain…it’s definitely not like a headache that can go away with two aspirins. To me…chronic pain can definitely be a controlling pain that attempts to keep the person out of commission with life.
After going through around 21 knee surgeries; I now live with a rod in my right leg and a very bad left knee. I’ve been told that there is nothing more that can be done; so I have my good days and I have my bad days; but through it all…God just keeps me going. Where would we be without His strength?
You know…I look back on the many years I spent on crutches and I thank the one who invented those sticks; so I didn’t have to remain in bed all the time. After all those years on crutches, I have also come to see God’s strength, as a crutch that keeps me standing, while another crutch of peace carries me through the tough times in my life.
Even though pain and other things can attempt to control our lives; it’s so good to know that there is a power that is greater than that pain or problem we’re facing. We don’t always understand God’s reasoning for these difficult moments; but I have truly come to see one thing…the heart seems to work stronger during those difficult times and I have felt the depth of God’s presence, while writing through pain and tiredness. His presence seems to shine even brighter; then when the days are going well. It seems like the words that come from deep within me, are not only coming from God; but also from the depth of my own moments of affliction.
You know…moments like these that I experience, can attempt to make me feel like a piece of nothing at times; but then God turns around and speaks beautiful words through my heart…that when read, makes me feel like something special in His eyes.
I have walked down, what seems to be so many difficult paths in life. I tell my husband that it’s a miracle to me that my heart still beats, after so much pain, depression and deep heartache; but it goes to show that God has control over everything we go through in life.
As I started this writing to you today, I sat here on my daybed…starring out the window, with nothing on my mind and look at what God has already filled my mind and heart with today. It just goes to show that God can work through anything we experience in life; whether it would be chronic pain or a broken heart…or any other deep embedded problem.
I truly believe that when we let go and look for God through the problem; then we will find Him in ways that we never thought or imagined. One thing I would like to encourage you with today; is to never place limitations on God. Let Him be who He truly longs to be for you. When we let go and let a powerful God step in and work through our weaknesses; then we will truly see and feel His presence…shining brightly through us.
Life isn’t always easy…as I have been experiencing myself; but I do know of a powerful God, who longs to be everything, for everything we need. Turn to Him today!
Blessings on your day!
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