Hello everyone and welcome today, to Moments Spent with God! My prayer for you; is that you will find God throughout your day and that you will truly find the hope that you are searching for within your life!
As I’ve been sitting here in my office, I’ve been thinking back to a time last week, when I was faced with a sudden blow; that brought hurt and deep heartache within my life. Isn’t it something how certain events can take place in our lives; that we never thought would ever happen…that is, until they have happened?
Throughout this difficult time in my life, I was truly reminded of what God can be for us, while walking through these long and difficult valleys. You know…we don’t always understand why we face situations that come to us as they do; but one thing I found this past week; is that God can truly replace the broken moments in our lives, for a peace that can calm any raging storm.
One thing I have truly experienced, within the past few days; is a peace that goes way beyond the problem. To me…God’s peace can make us feel as if we are being cradled within His loving arms, while He speaks words of encouragement…that says that everything is going to be just fine…and I realize that these moments of peace that I have experienced within these past few days, could have been moments of endless tears…but they weren’t, because I allowed God to be there for me. I have come to see that when we allow God to enter our needs and work with us; that He not only works to repair what’s been broken but He also consoles us and gives us the strength we need, to keep pressing on.
How many times, have we tried to wing it alone? We try to bury the problem and convince ourselves that everything is fine, when it really isn’t. I can tell you from past experience; that this only makes the trial much more difficult to bear later. For many years, I buried the memory of a sexual abuse that took place, when I was around 5 years of age and little did I know; that while I was trying to protect myself…I was actually hurting myself more.
You know…God sees the deep pain that results from an overwhelming circumstance; but at the same time, He longs so much to be our Father…the Father that can hold us close and walk with us through the problem, until the problem comes to its final end.
I have come to see…so many times; that God can truly be there for us. I have walked through moments that I never thought I’d survive; but God stood on His promises and showed me how loving and powerful of a God He could be within my life and these moments have helped me to connect more deeply with Him, while allowing Him to be my closest and dearest friend.
If we would only give God a chance, we would come to see what this loving and powerful God can do. Let’s put it this way…testing the waters with God isn’t going to be any great loss and nothing could be any worse; then what we are experiencing alone, at this very moment.
No matter what you may be facing in your life today; just know that we serve a God who can truly understand this whole wide world of problems at once. That’s what makes Him God! Reach out to Him today…I know from experience; that He will reach back to you!
Blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…