Hello everyone! Welcome to Moments Spent with God! I pray that as you begin another new week; that you will truly know that the presence of God is with you…waiting to lift you up and above those moments that seem so hard to bear!
As I’ve been sitting here in my office, I’ve been thinking on this past work week. It was only about a few days ago that I found an awful link on google that pertained to me, as an author on amazon. As I clicked on the link, I saw that it took me to a page, where my name was listed under the book section… “Crime, Thriller and Mystery” and as I looked down below my name, I didn’t see any of my books; but rather the books of another author by the name of Diane Chamberlain, which I have been dealing with for quite some time.
My heart was deeply broken…not only for myself but for God because I represent God and once more, His name was being misused. At that point, I had seen enough and was determined to do something about this. After contacting amazon and finding out that there was nothing that could be done, I began to talk with my husband and seek a way through God, to once and for all free my name, from this kind of adult fiction.
As I sat in my office…thinking deeply, on what God would have me to do; He began to work with my thoughts and from there, I began to change my name on everything, from Diane K Chamberlain, to Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain. My books…amazon…the website and all my social networks, were now being given a new name. It’s been a long path to walk down and I still have much more work to do; but it’s worth it; just knowing that God will once more get His rightful place.
As I’ve been sitting here…thinking on all that’s already taken place within these past few days, I began to wonder if anyone would find the books, due to adding my maiden name to my author name; but then God stepped into my thoughts and reminded me; that when we obey Him and give our all for Him, rather than ourselves; then He will always be there to crown our efforts with success.
Lately, I’ve been listening to a song that talks about how God is with us…no matter what we may face in life. As I continued to listen to this song, some words truly touched my heart and they read… “Weeping may endure for a time; but joy will come in the morning…the morning light.” As I listened to those words, my hands went up into the air and from there; I just knew that God was sending me the hope I needed at this time.
You know…sometimes, we can feel like God has abandoned us, while the world gets it all; but we must realize that these difficult moments always have a reason or even a time of testing behind them. Even though we may feel as if God has left us alone, during these long nights of weeping, I truly believe that a time will come, when He will walk us out of these moments and lead us into a morning, when our pain, heartache and sadness will be exchanged for a brand new morning of joy.
Today, you may be questioning God…just as I have done. The time of weeping for you may seem as if the tears will never stop flowing from deep within the heart; but let me encourage you today; that a time will come, when the light of God’s presence will shine within the heart and those tears that have flowed for so long, will now display a rainbow of hope; that will once more be a reminder to you; that God is truly with you.
May we all look for the moment of joy that awaits us, rather than focusing on the tears that only keep reminding us of a broken life!
Blessings on your day!
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