Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! It’s so good to be back with you today…to begin another new week together! I pray that as we spend this time together; that we will truly experience a special touch from God above…one that will help us to keep pressing on…no matter what we may be facing at this time…Amen!
Recently, I had moved a journal that I had been writing in, so I could use the cover and insert for something else. Little did I know that I had left some of the journal behind…that is, until I was viewing something else in the old journal cover yesterday.
As I began to read what had been left behind…I was so moved with what I had just read; that I thought that I would share some of it with you this morning…and maybe even more throughout the week.
Anyways…this part of the journal was written this year and some of it reads… “Blessings come but tears still fall. Why? Where did my heart go? Where are you Lord? I’m walking a dark and lonely path. Clouds are blacker than black, with not even a glimpse of light to be seen. Flowers that once grew along the path are now dead, with weeds growing along the way. Pain is making it difficult to walk down this path that is filled with ruts and obstacles. When is this path going to find its end?”
You know…it doesn’t matter who we are or what we go through; we all have times, when our circumstances make us feel, as if we are walking down a dark and lonely path. Moments such as these can make it even harder to press on, as Satan seems to work overtime, to take us away from the One we need the most.
As I was thinking back to what I had written in this journal; God began to lead me to Psalm 13, which reads… “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2) How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? 3) Look on me and answer, Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, 4) and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall. 5) But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. 6) I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.”
One thing I have come to see about David in the Psalms; is that even though he was a king; he was just like us…one who struggled with weak moments in his life. Even though he faced these very challenging moments; he never held those weaknesses within himself; but rather, he poured out his heart, in a humble way before God…and as he poured out every hurtful feeling before God…he was then able to focus on God’s unfailing love and faithfulness in his life, which allowed him to turn from those hurtful feelings he once faced…to a heart of praise.
I’ve come to see and experience many things in my lifetime; but the one thing I have truly come to see; is that when we bottle up our feelings; then there is no room for God to work…and even more…it makes it difficult to rejoice through these times…and why; because our hearts are too cluttered with feelings that only keep the good things from entering the heart.
When I was a young girl, I was never given the chance to explain anything…or even stand up for myself. Later on, as the years passed…I became so bottled up with these hurtful feelings of the past; that a day did come, when everything erupted like a volcano. As I began to go into counseling, for what I was facing at that time; I did learn to let go of each hurtful moment…and even write down my feelings, which has been of great help to me.
I guess that what I’m trying to get across to you today; is that we should never hold onto any hurtful feelings…or even the feelings that stem from the circumstances we face. Holding tightly to these hurtful feelings, will only clutter the heart, while keeping the One we need the most on the outside of the heart.
You know…we are all going to face some challenging and hurtful moments in this life…and some of those feelings may attempt to take over the heart…and even make us wonder where God is; but one thing we must remember; is that these dark and lonely paths will never find their end, until we are willing to pour out our hearts before God. God is there for us…but the light of His presence can only shine it’s brightest and bring the dark and lonely paths to an end, when we are willing to let go of the feelings that are cluttering the heart.
Have a very blessed day…and I will see ya soon!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all! This morning, I thought I’d stop by and spend a little time with you, as there seems to be so many people in this world, who are struggling in so many different ways right now. As we begin…I pray that we will truly come to see that Jesus is there for us all…no matter what we may be facing at this time…Amen!
You know…we can experience moments, when life just seems to be so overwhelming and out of control…to the place where we wonder where Jesus is. It seems that there can be moments, when the situation we’re facing only gets worse with time, rather than better, which can make us feel as if Jesus has abandoned us.
As we continue our time together, I would like to share one of my life verses with you, which is found in Psalm 34:18…and we read… “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
I will never forget the moment, when I was first introduced to this Bible verse. I was going through counseling for a past sexual abuse…and this one particular day, I just wasn’t making it.
After returning home from counseling, I went into the bedroom and wrapped my arms around the bed post and sobbed uncontrollably, until there were no more tears to cry. As I sat there completely alone, I remember saying to Jesus… “I just can’t make it through this time anymore.” The memories of the past had brought my heart so low…and instead of experiencing something better…I only seemed to feel worse with time.
As I continued to sit there…feeling hopeless and alone…I noticed my study bible sitting off to the side…and as I picked it up; it opened to this bible verse in Psalm 34:18…and as I began to read the verse; it was if Jesus was letting me know that He was with me.
Even though there were moments ahead that weren’t always easy for me to get through; Jesus was there for me through it all…and now as you can see…He did bring me out into something better, which became the gift to write and serve Him, with a heart that I never thought I’d ever have again.
You know…sometimes, it’s not always easy to find hope, when life only seems to get worse or remain the same; but one thing I learned through this time in my life; is that sometimes the circumstance has to go to it’s very worst…to get to it’s very best; but even though we must face these hard and difficult moments in our lives…there is hope, as I did come to see…and that hope is that Jesus will never let go of us. Look at Job in the Bible. He went through long years of pain and suffering; but through His faithfulness to God; He was blessed even more, than before that time of suffering and hardship had begun.
You know…it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the worst part of a circumstance; that before we realize it…we slowly find ourselves giving up; but if you could just hold on a little longer and remain close to Jesus; then I know that He will be there for you...and in His good time…you too will come to see that He can turn things around and give you His very best, just as He did for me.
Well…I’m off to enjoy some rest; but I pray that you will always know…that no matter what you may face in this life…Jesus will always remain close to you…Amen!
Have a very blessed day in the Lord!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! I truly hope and pray that your day is off to a good start…and that you will come to see with time; that God does make all things beautiful again…no matter what we face…Amen!
This morning, as I’ve been sitting here…watching all the little birds and squirrels outside my window; I was quickly reminded, as to how Jesus can bring forth beauty, from our ashes of despair. You know…a person can wake up in the morning…feeling pretty bad…that is until Jesus steps in and gives them a completely different view of their surroundings.
As I was thinking more and more on this; I found myself reading a couple of my favorite Bible verses in Ecclesiastes 3…verses 11-12, which says… “He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. 12) I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.”
One thing I have truly learned over time; is to not allow my circumstances to control my life. Yes…life isn’t always easy…and maybe we may not always understand what God is up to; but that doesn’t give us an excuse to sit and wallow in self-despair. In fact…I’ve learned some hard and difficult lessons, by wallowing in some muddy holes of circumstance…and one thing I have come to see; is that wallowing in self-despair only causes us to get stuck even deeper in despair.
Every day I sit…walk…cook…clean and even write in pain. It’s not always easy to get these two legs going…or even remain on my feet; but the thing that keeps me going; is the desire to live…over this pain I experience each day. I have come to see that when we sit and give up; then the problem that put us there, has now won the battle…and I don’t know about you; but I don’t want Satan or my circumstances to win out…or even take away the things I enjoy in this life.
You know…there’s a good feeling about achieving something, while facing the struggles of this life. When I look at a project that was done through pain; it seems to hold more sentimental value to me. In fact…over the summer, I did quite a few projects for our living room and kitchen…and every time I look at what I accomplished, with God’s help…I tend to see more beauty in it; then if I would have had someone else do it for me.
You know…we may all face challenges from time to time…challenges that can attempt to make us quit or even give up completely; but I have found that this only allows the path of despair, to lead us to a dead end of defeat. Nothing ever gets better…and no beauty is ever seen through these ashes of despair, when we allow our lives to come to a sudden halt.
Maybe today you are on the verge of giving up. Maybe life hasn’t treated you well…just as it hasn’t treated me well; but may I encourage you to keep pressing on. I have learned so much through time…and one thing I have truly come to see; is that giving into a problem only allows that problem to win out. Instead of wallowing beneath this problem you’re facing; why not rise above it and seek life over despair…for these times are only here for a season…and once God has completed His work; He will make all things beautiful once more. May I encourage you today by saying…don’t miss the end of the story, by shutting the book and giving up; but rather, anticipate the great finale that God has in store…just for you!
May God truly bless your day with something beautiful…just as He did for me this morning! 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 through this time together; that we will truly experience the love of a God, who longs so much to care for us…Amen!!
As many of you know…lately my health hasn’t been that good. I’ve been struggling with a lot of pain and tiredness…and the body has just felt pretty worn out lately. Even though I haven’t been at my best, due to these health issues; I decided to venture out with Keith yesterday and go grocery shopping, which can be a long day for me.
Anyways…several days before the big adventure, I was already questioning myself, as to whether I could be on my feet this long; but in the end, I decided to leave this whole situation with God.
Even before getting out of bed yesterday morning; God began to speak to my spirit and remind me that He would be there for me…and to not fear these unknown moments that I was about to enter; and from there…He truly stood on His promise to me, as I began to experience His hand at work in my day…because for one thing, we were supposed to have rain yesterday morning…but get this…it was actually a sunny morning, until I got safely home…and that is when the rain began to fall. To some…this may not seem of great importance; but to me it is, as the weather does greatly affect the pain I experience.
As the day continued on…there was even more evidence that my God was truly watching over me…and I praise Him so much, for helping me through that time!
As I was thinking on God’s goodness this morning; He began to lead me to a Bible verse in Isaiah 41:13, which reads… “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”
You know… the situations we face in life can attempt to convince us that we are either alone…or that we just may not make it. It’s so easy to get caught up in these thoughts…and once we do; then we find ourselves giving into the problem, rather than turning to the One who longs to walk with us through the problem.
It was yesterday, when God quickly reminded me; that even though the pain and tiredness was making my situation seem hopeless…it really wasn’t; because there was a God who was greater than that situation…One who longed to walk through these moments of struggle with me…and even more…One who longed to give me a helping hand.
So many times, I think that we try to stand strong on our own…and once we find that we can no longer do so; then we just give up altogether…never thinking that through our weaknesses…we can experience a perfect strength that can keep us standing through the hard and difficult times of life.
Maybe you too are going through some struggles in your life today…and from experience; these ongoing moments can certainly attempt to dictate our lives and deceive us into thinking that we are either alone…or maybe we just won’t make it at all.
As we close this time together, may I offer you a piece of hope…one that will truly bring a glimpse of light into these darkened moments your facing? Instead of trying to muddle through the situation on your own…or giving up completely; why not humble yourself before God and lay your weaknesses before Him. One thing I know without a doubt; is that once you do this; then this is when the Lord will come and take hold of your hand and help you walk through these difficult times…just as He did for me. God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I’m so glad you stopped by today for a visit…and my prayer is that we will leave this time together…knowing in our hearts that Jesus is all we need…Amen!!
One thing I have come to see, over many years of pain and deep heartache; is that Jesus never grows tired of us. Others may walk away and abandon us; but Jesus has a different kind of love for us…one that can go beyond the things we experience in life…to love and care for us anyways.
This morning, as I’ve been once more struggling with my health; I was quickly reminded, as to how much we truly need Jesus…and I don’t know about you; but I find great comfort in knowing that He is always right beside me.
As I was beginning my time with you this morning; God led me to a Bible verse in Psalm 16:5, which reads… “You, LORD, are all I want! You are my choice, and you keep me safe.” Just think…there is a God who is always there for us…One who is all we need…One who can surround us with love, safety and compassion, especially during the difficult times. What more could we ever ask for?
When I look back on my life, I remember many times, when I would’ve gotten angry at God, rather than turn to Him with a heart of trust. You see…I was so hurt by what was taking place at the time; that the only thing I found myself able to do; was to express myself in a way that only enhanced my situation.
So many times, I think we become so caught up in why these moments are taking place and what is happening; that we completely bypass the thought that Jesus is still there for us. Yes…maybe He allowed these moments into our lives; but He’s still there…longing to walk with us through these difficult times; but in order for that to happen, we must long for Him too…and come to truly see that we need Him. One thing that I have learned through this experience; is that the more we long for Jesus…and the more we feel the need for Him to be in our lives…this is what actually allows our relationship with Him to grow and flourish even more.
You know…we should never wait for heaven…before getting to know the One that we will spend all of eternity with. In fact…we shouldn’t see heaven as the only cure, when Jesus is with us right now. I don’t know about you; but there can be times when I say to myself or Keith… “I just want to go to heaven and be free from all this pain and tiredness.” Even though this is a deep desire of mine; I have to remind myself too…that I don’t have to wait for heaven, to find the remedy I need right now.
Maybe today, you are also going through some very trying times in your life…times that can make life seem so overwhelming and out of control. May I remind you…as I was reminded this morning; that all we need during these difficult times is Jesus. Just think…Jesus has every answer to every need; but we will never find that answer, when we are turning inwardly to ourselves…or even focusing on the problem. In fact…I have come to see that reacting to a problem in this way, only allows the problem to control us even more.
What we need today…is someone who is greater than the problem…One who will listen to us and never walk away…and One who can encourage us and help us through these difficult times…and the only One I know, who can do all of this and more is Jesus Christ.
As we close this time together, I pray that you will truly come to see, as to how much you need Jesus in your life…and that you will come to see even more, as to how much He longs to be there for you too! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
PS…Due to a busy Wednesday, I won’t be on the blog; but I will see you again on Thursday. Take care and many blessings on your day…Diane
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! As we spend this precious time together today…my prayer is that God will give us a hope to hold to…one that will truly carry us through each day of this brand new week…Amen!!
Last night…before going to bed; I was already beginning to feel overwhelmed with the week that lied before me. I guess that some of the reason was because of the pain and tiredness that I have been experiencing lately. It’s amazing how these things we experience in life can attempt to convince us that we will never make it through another day…or another week
Anyways…after waking up this morning, I was determined to keep pressing on, even though my body was telling me otherwise. As I went into the bathroom to get around and prepare for another new day; God began to place a song on my heart, which He often does during times of struggle…and a few of the lyrics go like this… “I must tell Jesus all of my trials, I cannot bear these burdens alone; in my distress He kindly will help me, He ever cares and loves His own.”
Once I finished getting around, I came into my office and began to look for the song… “I Must Tell Jesus” on YouTube…and as I listened to each word, I began to break down and realize that all I needed to do was to have a good talk with the Lord and tell Him all about it. Once I took the time to do so; I began to feel the burden of each troubling thought…being lifted from within.
As I continued to spend time with God; He led me to a couple Bible verses in Hebrews 4:15-16, which reads… “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16) Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
You know…we can experience moments in our lives, when life just seems to be so overwhelming…and once this happens; it seems as though these struggles begin to convey messages of defeat…with no hope in sight. These difficult times we face can be so hard to overcome, especially if others around us just don’t always seem to understand what we are going through at the time; but today, I was reminded of One, who truly knows what it’s like to go through pain and heartache…and because He does understand; we can trust Him…and know that He will listen to our hearts…just like He did for me this morning.
Each day, we need to realize that we cannot bear the burdens of this life alone...for they are too overpowering; so rather than giving into these burdens, while allowing them to crush us to the ground; why not turn to One who is willing and able to listen and understand each need of the heart. I don’t know about you; but I need someone who can look deep within my heart and truly understand…what others just cannot see. What a comfort to know…that when others just don’t understand what we’re experiencing at the time; there is a God who can know exactly where the hurt is…One who can reach deep within the heart…to heal each broken spirit.
As we walk through the uncertainties of this life…I pray that we will always remember that Jesus is always there for us…Amen! Have a very blessed day and I will see ya soon! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all. I truly hope and pray that your day is going well…and that you will always know that Jesus is only a prayer away…Amen!!
This morning, I decided to take out my study bible and review some of the Bible verses that have helped me over the past years…and as I was thumbing through these verses; God led me to a couple verses in Philippians 4:6-7…and we read… “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. 7) If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.”
As I was reading these Bible verses this morning…the first thought that came to my mind; is how we all need peace in our hearts right now, with all that is happening around us. I have come to see that we don’t always experience peace because we haven’t truly given everything over to Jesus.
I remember a time in my life, when I would pray and pray and pray…but nothing seemed to change, with what I was experiencing at the time. Later, I came to see that when we have to pray and pray and pray; then that is a clear sign…that even though we may have prayed…just maybe, we haven’t emptied out our hearts completely before Jesus.
Through time, I came to see that I wasn’t trusting Jesus enough with my needs; but once I came to see what was putting me on hold with Him; that is when I turned it around…and now when I pray, there is peace of mind…and what a good feeling…knowing that He is holding onto my problems, rather than me.
If we are going to find a perfect peace that can sustain us and help us through these difficult times; then first, we must quit worrying…let go of the need…and trust Jesus to help us through these uncertain times. One thing I know without a doubt; is that when we can let Him take over from where we left off; then we will truly experience a peace that will be much more wonderful, than what we could have ever imagined…a peace that will keep our thoughts and hearts at rest, as we trust Jesus to make all things new once more…Amen!
Have a very blessed Sunday…and I will see you soon! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit today! As we begin our time together, I pray that we will truly come to see; that with every dark night of despair…comes a new dawn…Amen!!
Last night was another rough night for me…and as I sat in the darkness alone…I was reminded, as to how a circumstance can truly seem like a long and lonely night within itself. These moments of deep despair can make us feel isolated within the sad and darkened moments that attempt to remove us from God and life itself.
As I sat on my daybed in the office…to think on this even more; God began to remind me that with every night time we experience…comes a new dawn…a time when renewal takes place, while experiencing a fresh new start.
As I’ve been sitting here this morning…thinking on all that God has placed upon my heart; He began to lead me to a Bible verse in Psalm 30:5b, which reads… “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
While thinking on these words that I had just read to myself; God began to show me how far He had brought me since last night. Here at one time…I was sitting in darkness…feeling rough and weak, from the pain that I had experience the day before…to now sit here and write about this experience.
Today, I have been reminded that even though Satan may encircle us within a dark moment...that can seem to have no end; there is a presence that can step into these dark moments and bring about a new dawn…one that replaces sadness and despair, with joy and renewed hope.
More and more, I am coming to see that even though life may crumble down around us and place us in a darkened moment of despair; we cannot be moved or led to a place of total darkness; for the light that shines from this powerful God; shines brighter than the darkness itself.
Maybe you too, have been experiencing a circumstance that has made you feel as though it’s been a long and lonely night with no end. May I encourage you today…to not give into the darkness that surrounds you; but instead…call out to the One, whose light can dispel darkness and bring about a new dawn. One thing I can definitely say from what I experienced last night; is that even though weeping may endure for the night; joy does come in the morning…Amen!
Have a very blessed day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! It’s so good to have you with me today…and my prayer as we begin; is that God would truly bless us all with a piece of hope…one that we can hold tightly to, while facing the uncertainties of this life…Amen!!
One thing I have truly come to see within my life; is how a circumstance can be so controlling…to the place that it causes us to lose hope. The thoughts that become so implanted within our minds, can attempt to convince us that there will be no end…to the suffering and pain we experience.
As I’ve been sitting here this morning…thinking on what God would have me to share with you today; He began to lead me to a Bible verse in 2 Corinthians 4:17…and we read… “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!”
Sometimes, I think we can find ourselves so caught up in what we are experiencing at the time; that before we know it…we begin to listen to what these troubling moments are conveying to us. I know that there have been many times in the past; that I have become so overwhelmed by what was taking place in my life; that before I could even realize it, I was headed in a direction that was only leading me to a place of bondage, with no hope in sight.
One thing I love about this verse; is where it says… “Yet they (our problems) produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!” Here we see that these moments of circumstance we face are never a waste; but rather, they do produce something better…maybe something we never really knew before, which actually helps us to keep heading in a direction that will eventually free us from these troubling times, for all of eternity.
Again, we must remember that Satan is not only the one that afflicts us; but he is also the one that works at keeping our minds deceived and distant, from any kind of hope that can come out of these troubling times.
As many of you may already know…I live with chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome…and these circumstances I experience from day to day have a way of sometimes spelling out defeat. In fact, the symptoms I experience from this kind of pain and tiredness, can become so intense at times; that they have a way of making me feel as if these troubling moments will never find their end; but then God comes along and takes hold of my thoughts and reminds me, of all that I have gained through these troubling moments in my life…which helps me to remain connected to hope…the hope I need to keep pressing on.
You know…I think the problem we face; is that we are so caught up in our problems; that we completely miss out on the reason or purpose, for which God may be allowing these circumstances to enter our lives. The piece of hope that God is longing to fill our hearts with today; is that He will NEVER allow any circumstance into our lives, without first having a plan and purpose for it all.
Today…maybe you are experiencing an ongoing situation…and maybe you are beginning to feel as if this situation will never find its end. May I encourage you by saying; that God isn’t the one who has afflicted you. Maybe He has allowed you to be afflicted…just like He has me; but not as a means of defeat…for He still holds control over what He has allowed within your life.
Instead of viewing your circumstance in the way that this circumstance longs for you to see it; why not take a good hard look behind it and go after the purpose or reasoning, for which God has allowed these difficult times to enter your life. I’m sure that just as me…you will come to see that this short time of distress will result in God’s richest blessings upon your life…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and may you always know that God has complete control over your life! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! I am so glad to be back with you today…and my prayer for you; is that you will never give up on God; but rather, you will allow the difficult times you face, to draw you even closer to Him…Amen!!
This morning, as I’ve been once more relaxing to some music, while listening for God’s voice within my spirit; I was reminded, as to how the difficult times can make it even harder to remain committed to God.
Earlier, as I was visiting with Keith in the living room, I was mentioning to him that we all suffer for the cause of Christ to some degree; but I have truly come to see how serving God can be even more difficult at times. It seems as though Satan comes at me, with every blow that His power can throw my way…and if you were to sit down with me and have a long talk; I could tell you story after story, as to how Satan has attempted to bring me down and out of commission with God.
One thing I can say today; is that no matter what has come my way…or no matter how tempting it’s been to want to give up…I never have…and why…because I have learned to get an attitude with Satan, while allowing these difficult times to nudge me even closer to God.
This morning, I would like to share a couple of very powerful Bible verses with you; that will also help and encourage you, while walking down these hard and difficult paths of life…and the first one is found in I Timothy 4:1, which reads… “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.”
One thing I remind myself of quite often; is to keep a good connection with God…because when we are caught up in the difficult times that surround us; then we only become sitting prey for Satan to deceive. I truly believe with all my heart that these are the days, when we can easily find ourselves following after deceptive spirits and not even realize it. Look at all that is taking place around us…and the sad part of it is…is that the ones who are being deceived in this world don’t even realize it. In fact, it’s as though Satan has deceived them to the place, where they have now become a puppet on his string. Sometimes I just stop and thank God that I know where I’m headed…and that’s a blessing in itself.
Today, some of you may be wondering why we are attacked so harshly…and why we suffer in this life as Christians. In I Timothy 4:10, God gives us the answer, which says… “That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.”
We need to realize that the struggles we face as Christians have become a war between good and evil. In other words…the more we remain committed to Christ…the more Satan comes at us…working to remove us from the presence of God. In fact, this actually becomes a time of testing, as God is looking to see, who will remain faithful to Him in the end. You see…it’s so easy to say “I love You Jesus”… but is our love for Him, revealing hearts that are truly committed to Him…no matter the cost.
Maybe today, you are feeling overwhelmed by what you are experiencing…and maybe you have just had enough. May I encourage you today…to not give up; but to keep believing. Instead of focusing on every detail of the problem…why not get into God’s word and read words of hope that can become a spiritual weapon, to deaden the forces of evil. I truly believe that when we allow these difficult times to nudge us closer to God; then the battle won’t seem so difficult to get through; but instead, we will come to see how these difficult times can take us right into the arms of a loving and compassionate God…Amen!
As we close this time together…I pray that your day will be filled with the presence of a God who loves you so very much…and remember one thing…always turn away from the deceptive lies…to reach out for the truth that can keep you free, while walking down these difficult paths of life. God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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