Hello everyone! Welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so glad that you stopped by and my prayer for you today; is that you will truly feel the powerful presence of God, in the midst of whatever you may be facing!
You know…sometimes I look at my life, as though I’m climbing a mountain. The road ahead can seem so steep, while obstacles seem to continually get in my way. I start out knowing that God’s strength will get me through this difficult journey; but then as I begin to look around me and see what is attempting to take me down; it seems like that faith I first started out with begins to weaken, as I start to fall prey, to what I see around me.
After a while of climbing the steep terrain, while constantly facing the obstacles that keep me standing in my tracks, I begin to feel drained from this journey I’m on. I look high above me…knowing that there must be an end to all of this climbing; but at the time, I see nothing but winding roads…filled with rocky paths.
As I continue my journey…I press on…knowing that God will eventually get me up to the top of this mountain. Even though I’m tired and drained from all I’ve been through…I thrive on a strength that somehow keeps rising up within me; because I know that this road has to take me to something much better…something God has just for me.
You know…we all have times in our lives, when we feel this way and it seems like we have so much strength, when we are first hit with an obstacle in our path…that is, until we come to grips, with how it’s not always so easy to get over the obstacles that stand before us. If only we could just keep looking up as we climb…knowing that a time will come, when the long…hard and difficult paths, will eventually lead us up to the top of this mountain.
I remember a time, when I was going through so much in my life! I didn’t see one ounce of hope and I felt as though I was lost in a wilderness that wasn’t taking me anywhere; that is, until God began to work with me and through that time…this is what He shared with my heart… “I will take you through the wilderness…I will take you through the storms; and if you trust me…the victory will be yours.” To this day, I have these words on my office wall because these became the words of hope that I clung to…that eventually walked me out of the wilderness and out of the storms of life, to the top of that mountain. Once I reached the top…God allowed me to look down, on the wilderness that I once traveled for many years…to show me that He had kept His word.
When you feel as though the journey is too difficult and tiresome, from all that you have walked through…look up and focus on the One, who has the power to lead you safely to the top of the mountain. Once you’re there…you will see how far God has brought you and most of all…you will see what He brought you there for.
Blessings so much on your day!
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