Hello everyone! I am so glad that you stopped by to visit me on Moments Spent with God! My prayer today; is that God will truly give us a special piece of hope to hold to, while facing the storms of life!
Today, as I’ve been sitting here in my office, I’ve been kind of reminiscing back to my younger days…days, when it seemed as though everyone around me was enjoying life, while I was laid up, after numerous knee surgeries. It seemed like I sat on the sidelines a lot…never really thinking that my life would ever amount to anything. Now, as I think on those times, I see how God has been so faithful to me! How would I ever have known that God would use me to encourage others?
One thing I remember from my past, are the moments when I watched my friends run, jump and do all they longed to do, while the doctors kept taking the things away that I held so close to my heart. As I grew up, I watched my friends have children, while I became childless. I’ll tell you…I don’t think that God could have allowed anything more to be taken away from me…except for life itself.
Many times, I would get angry and ask God…how is it that you have taken everything away from me; but yet you kept me alive, to feel such deep hurt and loss in my life. I actually felt as though I was being tortured at that time…that is, until God began to open new doors within my life…doors that I never thought I’d ever walk through.
You know…we can feel such loss, through all we experience in life. Our health and the pain we experience can take such a toll on our minds; that soon we begin to feel as if God doesn’t love us anymore. One thing I can say…is that He still loves you and He hasn’t given up on you…it’s just that God isn’t finished yet.
As time has passed, I have come to see that all the pain and loss only brought me to God’s best. His plan for my life wasn’t always easy to understand and I have to admit that there were many times, when I felt as if I was left alone in the dark. Even though I felt this way…there had to have been a glimpse of His presence somewhere in that darkness because otherwise, I wouldn’t be where I am today with God.
I don’t know about you but walking through the rubble of life can make a person feel so hopeless and in a world of their own. Seems like we get so caught up, in all we see around us and in front of us; that we completely bypass God altogether.
One thing we need to be reminded of today; is that God does have a plan, for every single thing we go through; otherwise, He would end up a defeated God.
Today, you may feel lost in the dark, with no hope to hold to. Maybe you’re thinking to yourself…when is all this pain and heartache ever going to come to an end or maybe you are asking yourself the same question I asked myself at one time… “Is this all that life is going to be for me?”
May I encourage you today, through my own painful past, to never give up. Anticipate what is going to come out of all these moments of suffering. Walk beyond the problem and look for the purpose, for which God is allowing these difficult moments in your life. When you can keep focused on where God is leading you, rather than where you are for the moment; then a piece of hope will take you by the hand and keep you standing and moving forward, until these moments have found their end.
May God always bless and keep you close to Him!
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