Hello everyone! Welcome once more, to “Moments Spent with God”…a place where we can all learn how to connect more deeply with God, rather than the problems we’re facing.
Today, as I’ve been sitting here alone with God, I’ve been thinking on how it’s not always easy to understand God’s ways. You know…we can experience moments, when we just never seem to get a break in life. Seems like no matter how hard a person hopes for the best; the best just doesn’t always come in the way they hope for. We try to have faith and remain close to God but yet the bad times just don’t seem to stop.
Yesterday, I was talking on the phone with my brother, who is still recovering from major knee surgery. It seemed that at the beginning, he had a good outlook on his recovery and things seemed to be going pretty good but now he’s experiencing a bad set back, where the leg isn’t bending right and the knee has even weakened, to the place where the knee feels as if it could dislocate. I’ll tell you…my heart really goes out to him because I remember my own moments of disappointment and discouragement…through the 21 knee surgeries that I have experienced throughout my lifetime.
One thing I can say to you today; is that I have found over the years; that we tend to get our focus fixed too much, on how we feel God is going to meet our needs and answer our prayers, rather than trying to understand His reasoning behind the problems we face in life. In other words, our thoughts and prayers can begin to dictate a plan that we have in mind, rather than looking to see what God’s plan is…in all that we’re going through at the moment.
We may be experiencing moments right now that don’t seem to have an end. I know that through my own lifetime, I have had feelings, where I just didn’t think that I would come out of a situation; but through it all, I came to see that the disappointments and moments of discouragement only came about because I had put high hopes, on what I thought would happen; so when my prayers weren’t answered in the way that I was hoping for, I began to plummet down and wonder if God loved me or if He was even listening to me.
Through this long journey of pain and deep heartache, I’ve come to see that I had to follow God all the way and leave myself out of the picture. I can honestly say; that as I learned to do that through the many struggles I’ve faced; I’ve been able to say to myself… “Ok Diane, if God didn’t answer my prayer this way; then the way He has planned must also have a purpose or reason attached to it.”
You know…I think it’s hard to feel left in the dark with our problems. We can feel as if we know some of the reasoning, for what God is allowing into our lives but the pieces that seem to be missing at the time can make us wonder how everything is going to come together; but again, this is where “trust” should kick in. In other words…we should be able to say to ourselves that even though we don’t always have some of the answers to our questions…we can have hope…knowing that what God has begun…He will complete.
Today, we need to come to a place in our life, where we lay our complete self within the hands of God and know that He will never let us down or disappoint us. When we can allow our problems to help us gain that kind of trust in God; then we will be able to settle back and truly know that God’s ways will always help us, to come through these difficult times.
My prayer for you today; is that you will come to know God’s desire for your life…that you may experience a peace that can put your mind and heart at ease, while facing the difficult moments in your life.
Blessings so much on your day…God bless!
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