Hello everyone! It’s so good to have you with me today, on Moments Spent with God! I pray that we all will truly be blessed, by the words that God lays upon my heart today!
As I look back on my life, I have seen probably more pain and heartache than smiles and a happy heart. Throughout my life…there was great disappointment and much loss…loss of children…loss of the things I longed to enjoy, due to the severity of my knees and even the loss of family.
I think the hardest thing I had to go through, were the moments when some of my family wouldn’t accept the reality that my grandfather had sexually abused me. I know that people tend to live in denial because they don’t ever want to think of their family as being less than what they always remembered them to be; but I’ve also come to see how difficult it can be, when others blame the one who was innocently abused.
Through all this deep pain and heartache within my life, I can say that I’m truly happy and content because I have found something greater and that is God. When I look back on all the pain and deep heartache I experienced, I can say without a doubt; that I wouldn’t know God, in the way I know Him today, if it wasn’t for all the loss. You see…we as humans tend to allow the moments of pain…heartache and loss to control our lives and abuse us more; but throughout all the loss I experienced; I eventually came to see that there was a God who can make my life much more complete, while filling each empty space left behind.
Today, I would like to share a very special Bible verse with you; that truly became my lifeline, while facing all these difficult moments from the past and it’s found in Matthew 16:25…and we read… “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”
When we attempt to cling to our own life and try to run it according to our own liking, we are only losing out on what we could truly experience with God; but when we are willing to count our own lives as rubbish or as loss…that we may gain Christ in our place; then we find that we have found the best life ever…a life that gradually draws us closer and closer to God, while taking us further and further away, from the things that can debilitate us and keep us distant from God’s presence.
You know…the world can see loss in a very devastating way because they don’t have God to fill the emptiness in their lives; but as Christians, we should see these moments, as an opportunity to gain Christ, in a much greater way; then before the trial began.
Throughout my life, I have counted each loss as a stepping stone and the more I give up of myself; I gain more of God and each stepping stone that once resembled pain…heartache or loss, will keep me moving forward, until one day, I take my last step into Heaven…a place, where nothing will ever hurt me again.
Today…you too, may be going through loss or what seems to be one problem after another. These problems can definitely take a toll on a person; but I truly believe that when we have God in clear view, rather than every moment of pain…heartache or loss; then we will begin to see; that as God fills each empty void within our lives; that He only continues to become dearer and dearer to our hearts.
May you truly find God to be the complete substitute…for all the brokenness in your life!
Blessings on your day!
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