Hello everyone! I hope and pray that your day is off to a great start! Yesterday, I was talking with my brother on the phone and after about a year of struggling with a bad leg, he has become a little discouraged; so before I hung up on the phone, I was sharing with him; that we don’t always understand God’s ways but when we come to truly trust Him; then we find that we are able to look beyond all the rubble and broken pieces of our lives and know that God will bring us out, into something brand new.
Even as we approach another New Year, we can find it difficult to look beyond the rubble that surrounds us in this year; let alone…prepare our minds for another new year, of what we may already be going through; but I have come to see that even though we face these challenges in life; these are actually the moments that walk us one step closer to heaven.
I remember many times in my own life, when I felt as though life was in a stand still. In fact, it felt as though I was stuck in the muck and mire of my despair; to the place where I could barely find the strength to keep going; but then I began to realize that even though I felt, as though the steps were taking me backwards…they were actually nudging me along. Probably by now…you may be saying to yourself… “I just don’t see how a difficult situation can help a person to press on.” Well…we need to remember; that even though we face these difficult times in our lives; God uses them, to produce new growth and a greater strength, which helps us to keep pressing on. In fact, I was telling my brother yesterday; that with God in charge of our lives, we have to come out of these situations, with something greater, than what we first experienced before the circumstance began. If we could just take our focus away from where the circumstance is attempting to lead us and look for the reason, as to why God may be allowing these difficult moments into our lives; then we would probably see that we are moving forward. Maybe it’s only baby steps…but we are pressing on.
You know…I’m sure that there will be some people, who will run into the New Year with great anticipation, while others may lag behind but no matter how we enter the New Year, we must remember that we are moving forward and for each step we take in life; those steps will lead us further away from despair, while taking us one step closer to God’s best.
Maybe we can’t see anything good in our lives right now and maybe we don’t have a reason to press on; but one thing we must remember…even though we are living in moments of darkness; there is a God, who can lighten up the pathway that leads into another New Year. When we are willing to trust God, for each step of the way; then He will be there to lead us safely over each obstacle; that may present itself to us, as something that could possibly defeat us.
Today I pray; that we will not enter this New Year with fear and dread; but rather, I pray that we will put that energy into reaching out to a God, who can walk us through each difficulty we face…knowing…that the best is yet to come.
Have a great day & God bless!
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