Hello everyone! Welcome back to “Moments Spent with God!” I pray that your day is off to a great start! While we are on the subject of moments spent with God, I would like to share a very special moment that I spent with God…back in January of 1989. In fact, this moment was so special to my heart; that I have something on my office wall that will always be a reminder, of God’s love and faithfulness to me.
Back in 1989, I was going through some tough times, in which I never thought I’d come out of. My spirit was so broken at the time; that I found it difficult to do the simple things in life…like making a bed or cleaning my kitchen. You see…I had faced 2 hard years of depression, due to the memory of a past sexual abuse and if any of you have ever experienced abuse or know of someone who has; this is not an easy problem to overcome.
Anyways…this became a time for me, when I searched God’s word, as I had never done before…just to survive these moments that were so overwhelming to my heart. In fact, to this day; that Bible that I used at that time is being held together by a Bible cover, to keep all the pages in place. This is one Bible that will never leave my side because as I go through pages that actually became a survival manual at that time; I am reminded of the One, who gave me His everything, as we worked together, so all the pieces of my life could be made whole again.
After all that I had been going through, God made a promise to me, on January 4, 1989, through a short poem that was given from God’s heart to mine. As I’m sitting here in my office, I am looking up to that poem on my wall, which goes like this… “I will take you through the wilderness…I will take you through the storms…and if you trust me Diane, the victory will be yours.” One thing I can say for sure, since those words were etched upon my heart by God; is that I have walked through a wilderness that made me feel as if I was lost in a place of total darkness but God showed me; that if I would look to Him, as my sunlight by day and my moonlight by night; that He would gently lead me out of this awful wilderness of despair…and you know what…He did and when He brought me out; it was as if we took a walk together, to a high mountain and as I looked down, on that wilderness that once had control over my life; I could see how far He had truly brought me.
Even though I came out of that wilderness…I still experienced many storms ahead but even at a time, when I felt lost, on a troubled and stormy sea; my God walked out to me and held me close, until the storm subsided and after coming out of those difficult moments in my life, I have truly found the victory that God promised me, as I now reach out to others, with a heart that once felt similar pain.
We all have moments, when we feel as if nothing will ever go right again and there can be times, when all we feel is the darkness of our problems surrounding us; but I am here to tell you today; that God can be your sunlight by day and your moonlight by night and no matter how lost and alone you may feel; He is more than able to bring you out of these troubled times in your life.
I pray that even in the darkest moments of your life; that you will find God to be the light you need…the one true light that can guide you safely through your dark wilderness of despair!
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