Hello everyone! It’s so good to have you back with me, on “Moments Spent with God!” I pray that your day will be a good one and that you will truly experience the loving presence of God in your day!
Today, I would just like to sit and share my heart with you, as I have already done with God. These past few days, I’ve been living with chronic pain in my bad left leg. I’m sure it’s the weather…bringing my arthritis to life; but as I’ve been sitting here…trying to keep my thoughts focused on God, I have come to see that moments such as these truly become a test for many of us, who not only face pain but other personal struggles too.
The reason why I’d like to share my own personal struggle with you today is to encourage you; that no matter what we face in life, there is a way to rise above these moments that can almost seem impossible to bear. One thing I have come to learn, after facing twenty one knee surgeries…along with chronic pain; is to keep my eyes looking up to God, rather than into the face of my problem.
Yesterday, as I was still dealing with this bout of chronic pain; I have to admit that it was a struggle to do my ministry work but as I slowly dragged a painful leg…along with a fused leg across my daybed; I was determined to not allow Satan to win this battle. As I continued to do my work, I began to get my mind deeply embedded in what God was asking of me and before I knew it…my day had begun.
As God and I continued on with our journey together, by working on a project for the ministry, I began to feel His Spirit so close to mine. As I would finish one thing…another thing would pop into my mind and after experiencing a few moments like this; I just knew that we had formed a connection and the day was going to go well. Before I knew it…my work had come to an end and I began to see that a powerful God had carried me through the day…high above the pain that I had been experiencing.
How many of us can say that we are willing to give God a chance, when it comes to moments of affliction? I don’t know about you but if I sit and focus deeply, on something that I cannot fix; then I’m only allowing myself to walk down a path of needless suffering.
I have come to see…over the past 14 years; that God is only seen through our weaknesses, when we allow Him to be seen. If we are so caught up, in what is happening around us; then those around us are only going to see a weakness that appears to be slowly defeating us.
One thing that I would like to encourage you with today; is please…don’t allow Satan to abuse you, through the moments that he has already afflicted you with. Instead…why not place your needs in the hands of God and let Him not only help you but let Him use these broken moments in your life; so others can see for themselves, how powerful of a God we serve. I truly believe that when we choose to do this; then we not only gain a greater strength through God but I also believe that others come to truly see and experience a God, who can be the same for them.
Have a great day & God bless!
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