Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! I’m so glad to be with you today…and my prayer for all of us; is that God will continue to bless us with a hope that can carry us through these hard and difficult times of life…Amen!
Last night, as I was spending some quiet moments alone with God; He began to show me that sometimes we can experience a storm that can hit us so hard; that it can almost seem impossible for the damage to be repaired. Moments such as these can cause us to lose heart…to the place where we no longer imagine life getting better again.
Recently, we had a bad and unexpected snow storm…and due to the leaves being on the trees; limbs began to get heavy with wet snow…and from there, they began to crack and fall to the ground. At first, the mess from the storm began to overwhelm us a little and make us wonder, if we would ever get the yard back to where it once was.
After the snow finally melted; Keith was able to pile up the limbs and rake up all the leaves and debris that had accumulated in the yard. Once that work was finished; we began to see how the backyard could eventually get back to normal.
In a similar way…we too can experience unexpected storms within our lives that can attempt to weigh us down, while changing the way life used to be; but as we begin to see how God gradually cleans up the debris from these storms; we can take hold of a hope that says that life can become even better than before the storm first began.
Today I would like to share a couple of my favorite Bible verses with you from Isaiah 43:18-19, which has helped me so much in my life…and they read… “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19) See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
You know…I think we lose hope during the difficult times…because we tend to focus even more on the storms that enter our lives, rather than looking beyond them…to see how a powerful God can step in and repair the damage that came about through the storm. The Bible verses above state that we need to forget the former things and not dwell on them. I truly believe…through my own life experiences; that when we take our eyes away from what just happened, to look for what God is about to do; that is when we will begin to experience a glimpse of hope…and see how He can make all things new again.
Right now…with all that is taking place, due to the virus; life can seem so discouraging…and these moments can even make us feel as if life will never return back to its norm…but that is because we are caught up in the storm. Yes…we need to live with reality and deal with it…but not to the place where we let it bring us lower, than when this virus first hit us.
One thing I know from experience; is that God isn’t a god that leaves us in the rubble of despair; but instead, He longs so much to go after the desires of our hearts and help us; but if our desire at the time is to focus on what has or may happen; then we must realize that thoughts such as these, will only keep us from the help we need the most.
As we close this time together, may I encourage you to look beyond the storm…for even though times may change and these storms we face may attempt to take us down to nothing; God still remains the same powerful god that He has and will always be. Maybe your situation seems impossible within your own eyes right now; but I know a God, whose view of the storm is much different than ours…for He is not focusing on the storm itself; but rather, He is already seeing what is on the other side of the storm.
Have a very blessed day…and may God always give you the strength to look beyond the storm…to what God already has awaiting you! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! I’m so glad that you stopped by today…and my prayer for you; is that God will ALWAYS give you the strength to press on and never give up…Amen!!
This morning, as I have been looking back on my life…I see a well-traveled road of deep pain and heartache. Even to this day, I continue to go through many things…and believe me when I say; it’s not always easy to keep ones head above the troubled waters. Even while facing these difficult times; God continues to bring hope and the strength I need to keep pressing on, through a Bible verse in Matthew 24:13, which says… “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.”
I have not only seen my life as a long and difficult journey; but also as a race…a race that will eventually lead me right into heaven…to a place where I will live in peace, while the memories of the past and the pain I bear, will be no more.
As I have been thinking deeper into these words that God has laid upon my heart; I think about a competitive race…one that can be long and grueling, with obstacles in the way. This kind of a race can seem unending…and sometimes these obstacles we face can be so difficult to get over; but I have found that when my eyes are away from the obstacles ahead…to focus on the prize that awaits me; then the race does become an easier race to run.
You know…sometimes I think that the moments that make us feel the need to give up the most, while running this race through life…can be brought about by sizing up each obstacle, while allowing our own thoughts to dictate what stands before us. I have come to see that when I get side-tracked into this way of thinking; then these obstacles standing before me begins to weigh me down…and before I know it…I am convinced that I will never make it.
One thing I can say for sure; is that Satan isn’t going to make this race easy, for those who are truly devoted to Christ…for he’s the one who will continually place each obstacle in our way…to cause a fall that can attempt to keep us down and out of commission with Christ…and even life itself.
We must remember that when a circumstance takes us down…that we should never remain there; but rather, we should allow God’s strength to bring us back to our feet, while shaking the dust of that circumstance from us; so we can continue once more to run the race that’s set before us.
As we close our time together today, I would like to encourage you by saying… “Don’t allow Satan to make you lose out on an eternity of peace, joy and eternal bliss; by giving up and giving into the struggles you’re facing right now…“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” (2 Corinthians 4:17)
Today, my prayer is that God will ALWAYS be there to give us the strength to press on…and to never give up or give into the obstacles that Satan may place before us…Amen!!
Have a very blessed day…and I will see you soon!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! I am so happy to be back with you today…and my prayer is that God will continually give us the peace and strength we need to press on; that we may never give up or give into the circumstances that come our way…Amen!!
After coming into my office this morning, I had a few things I had to complete before writing you today; so even before starting, I took some time and asked God to enter my day and to help me accomplish what needed to be done. At first, everything seemed to fall into place; but as I began to finish the work, I ran into some complications. From that moment on…I began to feel a little overwhelmed. As I sat here looking out the window…trying to see how this problem could be resolved, I turned to God and asked Him to help me once more. Within a few minutes, I began to feel peace, as His wisdom began to reveal to me what needed to be done…and within no time, the work was completed.
I just wonder how often our thoughts turn to God, rather than the problems we face. You know…it’s so easy to get wrapped up in what is happening; that we forget that Jesus is the true remedy to whatever is ailing us. In Isaiah 26:3, we read… “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
I have truly come to see that when I have my mind set on Christ, rather than the problem; that I not only discover a lasting peace and the remedy I truly need; but I also find that my choice of thoughts removes me from the problem and what it’s attempting to do to me.
Last night, as I began to prepare for some good sleep…all sorts of things began to race through my mind, which made me realize that Satan was up to no good. Instead of allowing these thoughts to destroy the rest I needed, I began to talk with God and ask Him to shower me with His perfect peace…and as I let go of each thought…to focus on His perfect peace; that is when I began to relax and fall to sleep.
We need to realize that the only way we are going to be armored with a peace that can walk us through these fiery trials; is when we have our focus on God, rather than the problem. When we can turn our thoughts often to the Lord; then we will be made completely whole through Him, which will steady us along and keep us from giving up.
You know…there are people who say that they are trusting in God; but are these words just words? I have come to see through much brokenness; that true trust in God means that we no longer need to think on the things that are attempting to bring us down…knowing that when we are truly connected with God; that He will be right there to help, strengthen and uplift us in spirit, while giving us a perfect peace that can calm any troubled moment.
Maybe today, you are feeling overwhelmed by a circumstance…and maybe you feel as if you will never have peace in your life again. May I encourage you today…to not only give your need to God…but to also keep your thoughts fixed on Him and what He can do for you, rather than where the problem may possibly be leading you? One thing I can say without a doubt; is that when we ask God for His help…and pursue Him all the way, while leaving the problem behind with Him; then we will discover a perfect peace that can sustain and walk us through these troubling times…Amen!
May you truly have a blessed day…and may the God of all peace be with you!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! What a beautiful day the Lord hath made! As we walk through this new day…my prayer is that we will always feel and experience the loving and compassionate presence of God, especially while walking through the darkest moments of life…Amen!!
Last week, I was thinking on how life can be filled with uncertainties…and how these unknown moments can make us feel as if only darkness awaits us. Times like these can bring all kinds of questions to our thoughts…questions that can lead to worry, doubt and fear…and even hopelessness.
One thing that God is reminding me of today in Matthew 6:34; is to not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow may not happen in the way we feel it might…and if it does; then God will be there to help us through it.
I wonder how many of us step into the darkened days of uncertainty…days that haven’t even been created by God. Don’t we realize that when we walk this dark and unknown path; that we are only allowing ourselves to be needlessly beaten up, by moments that may never arrive?
Right now, as we live in this world that is full of uncertainties; we can truly find it easy to let our thoughts wonder off into unknown territory…and before we realize it, our thoughts have taken us to a place that only causes us to believe in the “what if’s,” which I have come to see as a dangerous place to be.
Over time…God has shown me that there is enough to deal with in one day…so when we choose to step out of that one day…to wander off into other unknown and darkened moments of worry doubt and fear; then we eventually do find ourselves out of sync with God and more in sync with Satan.
We must realize that it’s Satan’s desire to drag our thoughts off and away from God, into unknown paths of deceit…for he knows that when he can take us away from reality; then he can also work in a way that causes us to lose hope and give up on life.
The only way we are going to remain in sync with God…and the only way He is going to be able to work with what may possibly be awaiting us; is when we choose to take life one day…one minute and one second at a time. In other words…look at what is before you at the moment and stop allowing your thoughts to predict what may happen beyond these moments.
I have truly found that when I keep my thoughts in the moments that lie before me; then God and I are always together as one…and truly…I have seen Him work in ways that I could have never imagined…and why…because I was with Him…where He could hear my voice and go to work on my behalf.
Maybe today, you are facing some unknown issues in your life. Maybe you have lost your job and you just don’t know what’s going to happen with you and your family…or maybe your health has failed you and you just don’t know where these moments may lead you. No matter what the need…may I encourage you to remain in sync with God…and not allow your thoughts to drift off into other uncertain moments that haven’t even arrived? One thing I have truly come to see within my own life; is when we can take life one step at a time with God; then He will ALWAYS be right there beside us…to help us and walk us through the uncertain times.
Have very blessed day and I will see you soon!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! As you can see, I’m here earlier than what I normally am…and that is because I’m switching a few things around…to see if the day can go a little easier for me. Also, I thought that this would help others in different time zones; so they can read the writing earlier in the day. If anything changes, I will be sure to let you know; but as for now, I will be writing around this time…and I truly hope that this will work out for you, as I’m hoping that it will work out better for me too.
You know…there is one thing that I have truly learned through some hard and difficult times in my life…and that is to go beyond a circumstance, rather than stand face to face with it. I have found that when I choose to go beyond the circumstance and Satan’s attempts to bring me down; then the problem no longer stands before me, but rather it is now behind me.
I remember a time in my life, when it seemed as if I was becoming friends with my problems…as I would continually focus on what they were attempting to do to me. Every moment that I pursued the problem…only enhanced the problem, which made it that much harder to walk away from it.
Walking beyond a problem isn’t always easy to do; but I have found that when I go beyond the difficult moments in my day…to accomplish something that I didn’t think I could do; then I have truly walked beyond the problem…and instead of Satan bringing me down; I am now bringing him down…as his plan for that moment did not succeed, in the way he wanted it to.
This morning, as I was looking through some Bible verses; God led me to a powerful verse in James 4:7, which reads…“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
You know, I think that sometimes we are submitting ourselves to the problem, rather than God. We tend to become so wrapped up in what is happening at the time; that we unknowingly leave our first love…to make friends with a problem, whose only aim is to bring us further down.
I remember a time in my life, when I would actually fear evil, which to me is another one of Satan’s tactics; but over time, I came to see that I was reacting to the problem in the wrong way…as the problem began to control me through that fear.
If we have a desire to escape evil…and the works of Satan; then first, we must walk beyond the problem emotionally and spiritually; to continually seek God’s will for our lives. Like I said…I have truly come to see how dangerous it can be to cozy up to a problem; for this only keeps us distant from the One we truly need the most. We all face problems…and yes, we must deal with them; but at the same time, we should never make them our life.
One thing I can say without a doubt; is that I do pursue something greater than the problem…and it’s not always easy; but when I choose to do so; then I am not only gaining more strength spiritually, for other circumstances that I may face; but I am also bringing Satan down, rather than having the problem bring me down.
When I look back on almost 19 years of ministry work; God truly allows me to see, as to how far I have truly come in my life…and it was because I continually chose to walk beyond the things that were attempting to bring me down…to experience something greater than the problem.
You know…I remember a time, when I could count on two hands, as to how many writings God had given me. Now, if you were to ask me how many writings God has blessed my heart with; I could never begin to even answer that question. I guess what I’m trying to say; is that all those thousands of writings wouldn’t have happened, if I would have chosen to remain face to face with all the pain and deep heartache that I experienced in my life.
Today…maybe you are also facing a very difficult time in your life. Yes…we need to deal with these problems; but at the same time, we don’t have to keep our thoughts and hearts connected with them, when we can emotionally and spiritually walk beyond them. One thing I can say for sure…when we choose to go beyond the difficult times that are attempting to defeat us; then we will come to see how much stronger we can become, while putting the problem behind us…to a place where God can truly take hold of the need and work on our behalf.
I pray that you will have a very blessed day…and that you too, will come to see that we don’t have to suffer needlessly, by remaining face to face with the problem; but rather, we can find hope and a new strength, by walking beyond it…to experience something even greater than the problem.
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all! This morning, I’ve been sitting here in my office…talking with God…so I thought I’d stop by for a few minutes and share some thoughts with you.
Lately, it seems as if I’ve been overwhelmed by life…and I’m not ashamed to say so; because you see, we aren’t perfect. We strive for perfection; but that day of perfection will never fully arrive, until we reach heaven.
Anyways…this morning, I was listening to a song…and I was reminded that there will be times, when we will lose our foothold and fall…but the great news behind it all; is that Jesus will still be there.
As many of you may already know…I took some time off on Friday to rest, as my body has been exhausted lately, from the pain and chronic fatigue syndrome that I have been facing. After feeling led to take this time off…it seemed that from there on, I began to fight the opposition (Satan) even more, as we had a terrible storm that night. In fact…we had an out of season snow storm and since the leaves were still on the trees; the wet snow began to take hold of the leaves and freeze…and limbs began to fall everywhere. It seemed that I would just get to sleep and then a large cracking sound would reach my ears…only to see another large limb fall to the ground.
Even though it was a rough night…with little sleep; Jesus was reminding me in the morning…that even though Satan was out to fight me and keep me from the rest I needed; that He had still been there for me…protecting Keith and I…and bringing us safely through the storm.
Sometimes…I think that as Christians, we feel as if everything in life should be perfect; but overtime, I have truly come to see the complete opposite. In I Peter 5:8, we read… “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
We must realize each day that Satan isn’t going to waste his time on those souls that he has already claimed as his own; but rather, he is going to focus on the true follower of Christ, as a means of removing them from the presence of God…which in the end, becomes a battle that can make life much more difficult to bear.
Even though we may experience moments that attempt to create a fall…and even though there may actually be times when we do fall…the one thing I have come to see; is that Jesus will be there to lift us back to our feet.
So many times, I think that just as others walk away…we feel that Jesus will do the same; but that just isn’t true…for you see, He is also in this battle…and He’s also fighting, to keep our souls away from total defeat; so when the battle gets fierce…and you wonder why these difficult times are taking place in your life…remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 28:20b, which says... “…and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Have a great day in the Lord…and may you always feel the loving presence of God walking close beside you! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone...I just thought I'd stop by for a minute and let you know that there won't be any blog post today...due to my health; but I may try to stop by on Sunday for a quick tidbit of hope. Meanwhile, please feel free to visit the previous postings on this page...or another great page to check out is my audio page... "Sounds of Hope."
Until I return on Sunday or Monday...I pray that the God of love and mercy would be with you...to bless and sustain you during the difficult times. Always know that you are in my thoughts & prayers!
Take care & God bless!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! It’s so good to be back with you today…and I pray that no matter what we’re facing in life; that we will always be open to God’s ways, rather than our own…Amen!!
Yesterday morning, as I left my office to go grocery shopping; I was thinking to myself, as to how much peace I was experiencing at the moment…a peace that could make a person feel as if nothing could ever go wrong. In fact…while I was waiting for the taxi to show up; I was mentioning to Keith that I felt as if it was truly going to be a good day.
After sitting there for a while…Keith had left to go into the other room for a minute and while he was gone…I once more thanked God for the beautiful morning and asked Him to be with us in the taxi…and to also walk through the store with us and bring us safely home. Just after saying my little prayer…the taxi driver called and said that he had been short on help and that the phone had been ringing off the hook…and that he would be unable to get to where we were; but then he said that he had called someone else to come and pick us up…so I said that would be fine. Within a few minutes of hanging up the phone…the other taxi driver called and said that he would be there to pick us up within 15 minutes; so I just settled back and put my feet up until he arrived.
Once we got to the store…there were so many people who must have gotten the same idea I had…especially with snow coming tomorrow; so it was quite the morning. By time I got out of the store, my legs were paining so badly and we still had to wait 35 minutes for the taxi to arrive, which actually turned out to be almost 50 minutes. After the taxi driver got us all loaded up and home…groceries got put away; then came a little time of relaxation.
Later that evening, as I began to prepare for bed; I stopped to thank God for all that He had brought us through; but wondered why the day seemed so difficult, after asking Him to be with us.
After lying on the bed and looking out the window for a while…God began to remind me that even though we may ask Him to be there for us; that this doesn’t mean that it will always happen in the way we expect it to happen. In Proverbs 16:1, we read… “We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.”
Later, I came to see that even though our plans went in a different direction, as what I first felt that they would go…we did end up arriving to the store safely…and we did get everything we needed…and even through the pain; it was God who held me up and sustained me, until I was safely home.
I have come to see that Satan is out there to take away our peace and everything good that God has blessed us with; but even in the midst of all that chaos yesterday…God was there to help and answer my prayer.
Sometimes, I think that we can become so caught up in how we feel God should answer our prayers; that when it doesn’t happen that way; then we begin to feel as if God never heard our prayers to begin with, which only leads us to more discouragement. The one thing that I have been trying to take hold of lately…is to share my thoughts with God and leave the final outcome in His hands. In this way…His will is being done and I’m not disappointed in the end.
No matter what you may be facing today…give it to Jesus and leave it there; for He sees more than what we will ever see. Have a very blessed day…and may God give you the strength to wait on Him…knowing that His ways are the very best! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I sure hope that you are having a good day…and for those of you who may be struggling right now; I pray that you will truly experience God’s strength, while walking through the difficult moments of weakness…Amen!!
There is one main thing that I have truly come to see and experience, while serving God for the past 18 years…and that is that God’s strength is strong enough to override the weak moments that attempt to bring us down. So many times, I think we tend to see the weak moments of circumstance, as something that is too great to overcome. In fact…Satan definitely has a way of deceiving us during these times…and can even get us to believe things that just aren’t true.
The other day, I was listening to a song on YouTube and a few of the words caught my attention, which says… “Teach our restless feet to walk beside you…cause in our hearts we're already gone.” I wonder how many of us at one time have felt that our hearts were completely gone…and that nothing would ever get better? I know I have! In fact…there was a time when my heart was so gone; that I couldn’t find anything good…let alone God. I will never forget that time in my life, when I stood in the shower, with tears streaming down my cheeks…never knowing if I would find a way out of the pain that had caused my heart to fall. As I stood there…I wrote in the steam of the shower curtain… “Oh God, help me!” Within a short time…I did begin to feel a strength surge up within me; that I had not experienced in quite some time…and why did this happen so quickly…because I chose to reach out to God, rather than remain connected to the feelings that I was experiencing at the time.
This afternoon, I was looking for a Bible verse that I could share with you, as a means of encouragement and God led me to Isaiah 40:29, which reads… “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”…but you know what… in order that we may experience this kind of strength…we must be willing to turn to God, rather than focusing so tightly on the weak moments we’re walking through.
There is one thing that I have learned over the years, while hurting so deeply…and that is that we cannot experience God’s powerful strength, while turning inwardly to the weakness that has afflicted us…and why; because when we choose to let these weak moments override us and control our thoughts and everyday lives; then what we’ll soon find is that weakness will only lead us even deeper into despair, which only takes us away from the strength that can increase…with a power that could truly help us to rise above despair.
I don’t know about you; but there have been times in the past, when I felt as if my heart and every part of my being had been invaded by weakness, like a disease. Moments such as these only made me feel hopeless…and why; because I had made the wrong choice…to turn my thoughts away from a God, whose power and strength could have taken me way beyond that weakness.
We must realize that these weak moments…brought about by evil, are meant to slow us down and keep us out of commission with God. To me, it’s as if these moments of weakness cause us to lose momentum emotionally…to the place where we find ourselves lagging behind God, rather than remaining in sync with Him. So you ask me…how can I catch up with God…so I can remain in sync with Him, rather than my circumstance. The first thing we must do; is to truly call out for His help…and one thing I know without a doubt; is that when He hears one of His children crying out for help…He will come running…and once He reaches us; He will give us even more strength, so that we won’t be as likely to fall behind again. Also…we need to believe in what God can truly do. If we are only begging Him for His help; but not truly believing that we will receive His help; then this can reveal a weak faith, which can cause us to remain in sync with the problem, rather than God...believe me, I know.
No matter what you are facing in your life right now…and no matter how weak you feel; don’t focus on how the situation can defeat you; but rather, look above the problem and call out to God…and believe in your heart that He will be there for you. Once you truly turn your thoughts away from weakness…to seek a strength that can take you way beyond these weak moments of affliction…that is when you will come to see that you are no longer walking in sync with the problem; but that instead, you have become reconnected with a God, whose strength can truly help you to rise above weakness…Amen!
As we close…I pray that you will truly come to see that there is hope…a hope that can become strength to you, during the weakest moments of despair. Have a great and blessed day…and may you always feel the presence of God walking close beside you!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
PS…I won’t be able to be on the blog tomorrow… Wednesday, October 21st; but please come back on Thursday…as I should be back with you once more! See ya soon & God bless! Diane
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! Well…it’s the start of another new week…and sometimes the first part of the week can be difficult for some to step into; but as we do, I pray that our faith would become greater than the thoughts that attempt to bring us low…Amen!
This morning…after a rough night of sleep, I was tempted to stay in bed and rest; but then I felt as if God was lifting me out of bed and into a new day…so I got up and began to slowly get around. It seems lately, as if I have been hanging by a thread of hope. My work load, along with chronic issues has become a battle within at times; but God always seems to win in the end…as He steps in and gives me strength, hope…and the wisdom I need, to get through these difficult times.
As I was sitting here…listening to some music; God led me to a song titled… “Thread of Hope”…and a few of the lyrics go like this… “Is that you hanging onto a frayed and fragile faith? Are you clinging to the rocks above the canyon of dismay? Reach out for the life line it will never break in two. Hold fast and don't lose heart once again God will pull you through.” As I was listening to these words…the first thing that came to my thoughts; is how our circumstances can cause the rope of faith to fray and leave us hanging only by a thread of hope. Moments such as these can make us feel as if that thread will break and cause a defeated fall; but one thing Jesus is reminding me of today; is that no matter what may attempt to bring us down…He will always be there for us to take hold of. I think that sometimes, we become so caught up in the very worst; that we forget this, which only seems to make life even more discouraging…and much more difficult to get through.
You know…most times, I have no problem getting through the busy days and even the pain and tiredness I experience; but then there are moments, when overwhelming thoughts and feelings creep in, which can definitely take a toll on me and cause the faith I once had to become frayed, with only one single thread of hope to hold to. I guess that through all of these struggles we face, we need to be reminded; that even though we can’t always see enough hope to hold to…there is a God that can repair what’s been taken from us.
A Bible verse that has always helped me through moments such as these is found in Psalm 42:11…and we read… “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
Instead of seeing that last thread of hope, as a moment that may not be strong enough to hold us up during the difficult times; maybe we should be asking ourselves these questions in Psalm 42:11. In other words…why are we allowing this thread of hope to make us feel downcast and disturbed…when instead, we should be praising God for what we still have and what He also longs to give us. If we would just take our eyes away from that single thread of hope and begin to see that hope isn’t gone forever, when we have Jesus living within us; then we would begin to see how He can replace… what has been lost.
No matter what you’re struggling through today…and no matter how hopeless it may seem…ask yourself this question… “Why my soul are you downcast and disturbed over what is taking place right now?” “Come on “your name”…take your thoughts away from what you are seeing before you and put your faith in the God of all hope.”
I pray that as you continue this day; that it will be a very blessed one…and that God will give you a stronger faith…a faith that can take you beyond that last thread of hope…to experience a renewed hope…one that can truly come from a God of hope…Amen!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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