Hello everyone! It’s so good to be back, after a long holiday weekend! I hope you had a great time with God this Thanksgiving and that your week is off to a great start! You know…it seems like recently, I have been thinking on my relationship with God and how I truly need Him…every second…minute and hour of each day.
There are many mornings and evenings, when I’m continually looking to God for His strength and His peace. Seems like I rise each morning…asking Him for His strength and then as I go to bed, I’m asking Him for His peace, so I can sleep through the night.
I don’t know about you but there can be mornings, when I feel as if I had never gotten the proper sleep or maybe the knee joints are acting up and I just struggle to get going but one thing I have truly learned; is to not only ask God for His strength to get through these tough moments but to truly believe that He is more than able to give me the strength I need; that will help me to rise above these difficult times and enjoy my day. You may be thinking right about now…how do you do that. Well…first we need to live what we ask for and to me…believing in something means that we pursue it, until we find it. For instance…there has been many a time, when I have been up throughout the night with pain and even a little sickness, due to the pain. If I was to ask God for His strength but yet, I went back and focused on how difficult the night was; then I would probably never find God’s strength; but rather, I would probably find myself attached to the weakness, all throughout the day.
You know…Jesus never said that this life would be an easy one but He did say that He would be there to help us through the difficult times. I have had nights, when I truly believed that God’s presence was with me but I’ve also had nights, when I felt that there was a struggle…a time, when Satan was attempting to remove those moments of peace from me; but even as I would lie awake in bed, I would once more reach out to God for help and ask Him to once more shower His perfect and loving peace around me and within a short time, I would be back to sleep.
I think the problem we have; is either that we don’t pursue what we are asking God for or maybe we just aren’t willing to leave the moments of battle behind, to ask God for His help a second time. I have found that God is always there for me but I have also found that Satan is lurking around in the shadows…just waiting to pounce on me once more. We know that we cannot escape these moments but we should always know that God is there for us…no matter how many times we may need Him, during the day or night.
Today, you may be facing moments, when you feel as though you are just struggling to make it from day to day. You may feel as if the pain or deep heartache is about to take you down. May I encourage you today, to reach out to God? Ask Him to come and sit with you and be with you; but also truly believe that His presence is there in the room for you. When we truly believe in what we ask for, I believe that we will truly come to experience the presence of a God, who is more than able to love…comfort and keep us, until these storms in our lives come to a final end.
May you truly experience the loving presence of a God in your day!
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