Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be back with you today, on Moments Spent with God! I pray that as we spend this time together today; that we will truly discover a connection with God; that will help us to rise above the moments of despair!
You know…one thing I’ve been thinking on today is this…why do we have moments, when we feel as if the struggles in this life will never come to an end? Here we are Christians and we serve a mighty…powerful God; but yet there are moments, when the struggles of this life, just never seem to come to an end.
Lately, it seems as if I have been facing one thing after another…especially with the ministry. Sometimes, you sit and scratch your head and wonder…is everything ok between God and me? Has He chosen to walk away? Am I doing something wrong or have I sinned? It’s just so amazing how many questions pop up in a person’s mind, during times such as these.
As I’ve been thinking more on this…God seems to be reminding me that these moments are not only battles but times of testing. For the past 5 years, my husband and I have been helping someone overseas, who has really tried to help themself…but has still faced so many struggles. Even as my husband and I are working to keep this person alive…we experience moments, when we truly feel the heat of the battle under our feet.
One thing I do remember this person saying to me at one time was this… “Are you ready for a struggle?” You know…I never gave it any thought and quickly said yes…never realizing what might be ahead of me. Now I can say; that I truly know what the word struggle means. It’s not just going through the struggle; but it’s a sacrifice too. These sacrifices we make, during times of struggle actually is a way of showing Satan that we aren’t going to give into his tactics.
As I look back, on these past weeks of struggle; I see moments, when without a doubt, Satan was trying to not only destroy this ministry; but also the good that I long so much to do for others. I’ve also come to see that it’s his aim to get me to believe that this ministry will never survive these moments; but God is reminding me right now; that His ways are just and sure and no matter how much of a heated battle we face in life and no matter how many struggles hit us head on; God will still remain undefeated…that’s why He asks us to look beyond the problem…keep pressing on and trust Him most of all.
Today, we need to realize that these battles we face can never destroy us; but they may be used to test us…so God can see if we will lean on Him, rather than our own understanding. It’s God that will pull us through the narrow passageways…not ourselves or the problem; so we need to look straight ahead and keep walking, until God has won these battles for us.
Blessings on your day!
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