Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! Praise God for another new day…one that begins anew…with new possibilities! No matter what may have entered your yesterday…just know that God is now giving you a brand new today…praise Him!!
As I was sitting here this morning…looking out to a new day, while listening to some powerful music; God began to lead me to four awesome Bible verses in Psalm 34:17-20…and we read… “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 18) The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19) The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; 20) he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.”
As I look back on my life, I remember many times when I was truly crushed in spirit. In fact…I don’t think that I could have been brought any lower, than what I had been brought to at that time. I was not only going through knee problems and surgeries; but I was also walking down a deep dark pathway of the past…and you know what…when we experience moments such as these; then we can easily feel as if we will never see the light of day again…as I once felt.
Even though my plate was full and overwhelming at that time, I did eventually come to see that my Lord was listening to what was left of my broken heart…and actually; that became the time when He drew Himself even closer to me…and why…because I had humbled myself and cried out to Him and He heard that cry and came running.
You know…the Lord never said that we would have a perfect life here on earth. In fact, He is reminding us in these Bible verses that the righteous person may have many troubles…but the good news that follows; is that He will be there to deliver us from them all. You see…even though these many troubles that surround us, have a way of convincing us that nothing will get better; there is a God who doesn’t see it that way…for He’s already on the other side of these storms, with the answers that can resolve what’s troubling us.
Many times, I think that we want to give up because we become more drawn into the symptoms of each problem; that before we realize it, we find ourselves overwhelmingly convinced that there is no hope; but I’m here to tell you today, from my own life experiences…that there is hope and it’s found in a God who will always be greater than what’s troubling us.
As we continue this time together, let’s just stop and think…do we know of any other one who can produce more than what this God has done over time? He not only created us; but He also suspends this world…our home, in mid-air, while placing boundary lines around the lakes and oceans…that they may not flood this earth. He is the One that takes a tiny bud and produces a large leaf or flower…and He is the One who knows when the darkness should be brought to light, while painting artistic sunsets in the sky…and just think; these are only the outer fringe of what this powerful God has truly done over time (Job 26:14).
If we would look back on the times, when our Lord had at one time been there for us, rather than focusing on every detail of these problems that stand before us; then I think that we would be reminded, as to how our Lord had brought His power into the past moments of weakness…and you know what…if He did it once…He will definitely do it again; for He is a God that never fails us.
Maybe it’s time for us to look away from the stack of problems that may be standing before us…and reflect on a God, whose power is great enough to remove each problem from us…one by one. One thing I know without a doubt; is that when we choose to stop focusing on the overwhelming troubles that are standing before us…to humbly focus on an overwhelming power that surrounds us; that is when I truly believe that we will experience a closeness to this God that we have never experienced before…a closeness that will bring a ray of light into the darkest moment, while removing each troubling moment from within us…Amen!!
Have a very blessed day…and ALWAYS know that the Lord is closest to the one with a broken heart! God bless!
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PS...I won't be on the blog tomorrow (Wednesday); but I will hope to be with you on Thursday!
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