Hello everyone! I hope your day has been going well and I pray that as you enter each day, you will experience more of God in your life; then the problems that attempt to stand before you. You know…it’s so easy for us to get caught up, in the day to day problems; that we can feel as though we are being buried beneath the weight of each feeling that stems, from what we see as an overwhelming circumstance but let me ask you one thing today…can you imagine what these moments would be like, if we didn’t have God in our lives?
When I view the day to day problems within my own life; I know the problem isn’t that far away from me; but at the same time, I feel a hand that is suspending me above the problem…where the problem cannot defeat me and the hand that is holding me above the problem; is the hand of a loving God, who longs to sustain me and help me through these difficult times.
I don’t know about you but when I look back on my life, I can see moments, when a situation I faced at the time, could have been much worse and isn’t it amazing, how we look back on these times in our lives and think…if it wouldn’t have been for the Lord, I don’t know where I would be right now.
You know…maybe we need to quit focusing on the severity of the problem and continue on, with a thankful heart…just knowing that God is with us. I’m sure that if we could focus on our day to day struggles in this way; then life wouldn’t seem so overwhelming and maybe we would come to truly see; that the friend that stands beside us; out numbers the evil that’s standing before us. I think that when we get caught up in our problems; that is when we begin to feel alone and from there, we see ourselves, as though we are outnumbered…to the place, where evil can have its way with us.
I remember a time, when I was facing one knee surgery after another. In fact, after having one of the knee surgeries, I had to go back into surgery again, within 6 weeks’ time. After receiving this news from the doctor, I literally fell apart. After all the surgeries that I had been through, since the young age of 10, I just couldn’t take one more. Even though I saw these moments, as something I couldn’t handle; God stepped in and showed His love to me, through a nurse. As I found myself breaking down in my hospital bed and out of control, a nurse happened to be walking by my room and saw me crying and came in, to see what was wrong. As I began to open myself up to her, she reached out and took hold of me and held me in her arms. You know…for some reason, I felt at the time; that those arms around me, were God’s arms. In fact, as I look back, I truly feel that this was God’s way of comforting me, while letting me know that everything was going to be alright.
You know…the problems we face can truly convince us that there will be no end, to what seems so overwhelming at the moment but through my own experiences…I know that there is a God, who is there for us. Yes…He may have a reason for allowing these difficult times into our lives but at the same time, I have come to see that He is a God, who is more than able, to suspend us above the problem; so these moments can’t bring us to total destruction.
Today, you may feel as though the problem you’re facing will never come to an end. Just know that even though these problems can seem so overwhelming at the moment; there is a God, who can bring relief and become the remedy to your hurting heart and soul. I truly believe that when we can know in our hearts; that we aren’t alone but that God is close by; then we will be able to have peace, even in the midst of these storms.
May you truly feel the loving hands of God around you today…God bless!
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