Hello everyone and welcome today, to Moments Spent with God! I am so glad that you came to spend a little time with God and me today and I pray that as we spend some quiet moments alone with Him; that we will truly experience a hope that can keep us lifted high above the problems we face in life!
Yesterday afternoon, I came into my office, after doing a little grocery shopping and as I sat on the daybed…to begin my work; I was thanking God for His blessings and the safety He gave me, while I was out for the morning. After just sitting there for a minute, I began to think on all the work that had been done over the past couple of weeks, for this ministry and for the books. After doing everything that I felt God had placed upon my heart to do, I was now praying that He would bless the work and crown it with success and use the ministry and the books to uplift and bring hope to those in need.
I have to admit that there are times, when I think about other ministries and how easily they seem to have it compared to me. In fact, when I look back on my life, I don’t think I ever remember a moment that didn’t seem to be a struggle for me; but through every struggle I’ve faced in life, I can say that I have not only grown stronger through those moments; but I can actually say that the lessons learned became etched upon my heart…that God may use those difficult moments for Him now.
How is it that some people struggle more than others? You know…it’s so easy to say to ourselves; that either God must not love us or that we are no good, when we see how others don’t always face the difficult times that we do.
One thing I have come to see, while going through a long life of struggle; is that these struggles don’t come to us because God doesn’t love us; but rather it’s because He loves us so much; that He longs to make us perfect vessels for Him and sometimes, in order that He may do so…we have to go through difficult times of struggle.
I remember a moment in my past, when it seemed as if I was leaving one problem, just so I could enter another. In fact, there was a time, when I had grown so tired of what I had been experiencing; that I began to say to God…“Ok…what’s next?” First off…I learned that I should never ask God that question because shortly thereafter, I came to see what was next.
You know…trying to understand God’s ways can sometimes make us feel lost in the dark. We know that there must be a path that can lead us away from these struggles we face; but where is it and why hasn’t God led us to that path? Could it be that He’s testing us, to see if we will wait on Him to see us through these times, rather than rushing ahead of Him or giving up?
One thing I have learned; is that these times of struggle should cause us to hold tightly to God’s hand and never let go. Let’s face it…we can’t make it through these times on our own and we definitely don’t know the way; so why not wait on God…after all, He does know the way and in His good time, He will take us to where we should be in life, which will always be the best He has for us.
Blessings on your day!
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