Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! Well…I’m back…and praise God for that! I’ve had some tough days of pain lately…but PRAISE GOD that He is there…praise Him!!
While I’ve been away from the ministry for a few days…God has been at work. You know…sometimes, I think that He just wants us to be alone with Him for a while…where He can refresh and renew us in His Spirit…and this is what I definitely feel He’s done for me.
Just the other day, I was thumbing through God’s word and He led me to a couple Bible verses in Psalm 28:6-7…and we read… “Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. 7) The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”
As I read these two verses in Psalm 28…I knew instantly that God had sent me my own personal word of encouragement for the day. So many times, we are so busy looking for an instant cure; that we completely bypass all God is doing…to love, care and sustain us through the hard and difficult times.
As I have found throughout the past couple of days…the situations we face can seem so overwhelming; that we don’t stop to think on how God is there…to give us strength and be the shield that keeps us from total defeat. I don’t know about you…but when I’m in extreme pain…the pain attempts to dictate my life…in a way that attempts to make me believe that I have already reached total defeat; but just as God reminded me the other day… “I am helped”…and how…because of what God is doing to sustain me, from one day into another…and because of that; I can rejoice and have a reason to praise Him.
You know…lately, I have also come to see one other thing…we can feel defeated through these difficult times because we feel like God isn’t listening to us; but at the same time, I have also come to see that this can happen because we are looking for Him to answer our prayer…our way. I remember many times in the past, when I would pray for God to completely heal these two bad legs…and when it never happened…it made me feel as though God wasn’t listening. Through time…I did come to see that I was the one that wasn’t listening to Him; but instead, I was blocking Him, from the work He longed to do within me; because I was wanting Him to do it my way, rather than according to His will for my life.
The other day…while visiting with my husband, I was thinking on this situation with my legs. As I look back to photos, of when I was very young; I could see how crooked my legs were at that time…even though I didn’t know why until later. Anyways…I began to realize that God had allowed me to be born this way, for the reason I am now living…and why should I have to beg the Most High God to heal me…because you see, He made me this way for a reason…so that means that He has control…and just knowing this gives me hope that He will not allow me to go deeper into moments that I cannot handle.
You know…I think that if we could have faith…but leave the final outcome up to God; then the battles wouldn’t seem so fierce…and much would be learned along the way.
Today, I praise God…that no matter what He allows within my life; He’s there…and I am helped…PRAISE HIM!!
Well…time to move on and begin another new day with God! I truly pray that these words will also be of inspiration to you; knowing that no matter what God may be allowing within your life…you are helped!
Have a great Monday…take care and I will hope to be with you this evening!
Many…many blessings on your day!
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