Hello everyone! I pray that your week has been going well and that your Thursday is off to a great start! As I’ve been sitting here in my office, I’ve been thinking on the love I have for God. I’ll tell you…one of my favorite times of the day; is when I spend some peaceful moments alone with God before going to bed. I like to go in my office and dim the lights and just have a good talk with the Lord. You know…it’s good that we bow our heads and pray but I have found that a good talk with God is truly good for the soul.
It’s amazing what comes out of our hearts and our mouths, when we have a good talk with God. I find myself telling Him all about my day and most of all thanking Him, for all He had brought me through in that day. The one thing that I love the most about my talks with God is that I can be who I am because He accepts me, for who I am. I can sit in His presence and talk about anything and I know that He will listen and won’t walk away from me.
You know…times can be hard and difficult to get through and let’s face it…there may even be times, when we just can’t find the strength to open ourselves up to God. I remember a time, when I was so broken in spirit. I would say that I was no longer holding onto a rope of hope but rather a thin piece of thread; that was definitely about ready to break. It seemed as though I couldn’t even find the strength to talk with God about my deep pain; so instead, I wrote a message to God, in the steam of the shower curtain. As I wrote…“Oh God…help me;” somehow I knew that my message had reached Him. As I finished getting around for the evening, I began to feel the heavy weight of my burden being lifted off my shoulders and before I even left the room; I found myself singing a song and as I listened to each word that was coming from my mouth; it was as though God was using those words, to show me a love and compassion; that I had truly needed, at that difficult time in my life.
One thing I have come to see; is that Satan not only afflicts us but he also seems to work overtime, to keep us silent through the pain; so that we are weakened to the place, where we can’t seem to find the strength to reach out to God…the God that we truly need, during difficult times, such as these.
As the years have passed, I thank God more and more, for the precious moments we spend together. What would we do, if God wasn’t there to open up to? I don’t know about you but I would have fallen apart years ago. In fact, I’m sure that I wouldn’t be where I am in life today. You know…instead of dreading these difficult circumstances that come our way; maybe we need to look at them in a different light. Maybe instead of falling apart at the seams…maybe we need to just be thankful; that we have God to run to, while facing these difficult times.
These difficult times we face can definitely attempt to make us feel alone in the world but even though these times and this world we live in can seem to be a lonely place; we need to remember that we are never alone because God is there…even at moments, when we can barely speak His name. I have come to see that when we can’t find the strength to talk with God; He can read the walls of our hearts and work from within the heart.
You know…we may not always be able to see the good side of life, while walking through a difficult circumstance but the hope that we can cling to today; is that God is always there for us and He’s only a prayer away.
May you truly experience the loving presence of God in your day!
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