Hello everyone! I’m so glad that you have come back for a visit, on “Moments Spent with God” and I pray that your day is going well! Yesterday, I was doing a little reminiscing back on my life and you know...one thing I came to see; is how easily we can become caught up in the difficult moments, of what’s going on around us; that we don’t see how God is working, to help us and sustain us, through these tough times.
I remember a time in my life, when I was facing, what I thought was the very worst. Between all the knee surgeries…chronic pain and counseling for a past sexual abuse, I have to admit that I was feeling on overload and I began to see my plate stacked full of problems, to the place that it was overflowing and out of control.
At a time, when I just couldn’t find any hope; songs began to fill my thoughts…songs that had never been written or published before. As I listened to each word that I was singing, I began to feel as though each word was a message, from God’s heart to mine. Before I knew it, I found myself singing the songs over and over again, as I longed to hear the words that were coming out of my mouth.
To this day…if you were to ask me to sing these songs, I wouldn’t know where to begin. It seemed as though God was using these words and melodies, as a means of comforting and sustaining me, just for this very moment in time. You know…I don’t know about you but when I look back, on all the difficult times that God has pulled me through, I not only remember the moments when He freed me, from what seemed to be a never ending battle but I now see how God was with me all the way. The words that He shared with my heart and the songs that became a lifeline to hold to; were definitely His way of keeping my head above the troubled waters, until He was able to free me, from the storms that seemed to continually rage furiously around me.
How often do we become so caught up in the storm and the high waves that seem to slap us in the face; that we completely bypass the One, who is truly the Master of these boisterous seas? Seems like we start out like Peter…by following in God’s footprints; that is until we become caught up in what is happening around us. From there, we begin to sink and fall prey to these storms. If only we could just look for God’s next move, rather than accepting the moments of defeat that haven’t even approached us yet.
As I look back on these special moments spent between me and God, I have come to see that the tears and the hopelessness I felt at the time actually became a cry for help and when God read the message on the wall of my heart…He came running. Let’s face it…when we try to remain tough and make life work on our own; then we don’t give God the room He needs, to step in and do something special…something that can keep us above the troubled waters.
Today, I pray that we will let go of the weight of our problems and humble ourselves before a God, who longs so much to hold us and sustain us, until the storm passes by.
Blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…