Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! I truly hope and pray that your day and this brand new week are off to a great start!
Well…it’s so good to be back with you again! For some who may not know…I’ve been away from the ministry, for about 4 days…resting and recovering from a lot of pain in my legs and feet…something that I have endured for most of my life.
Anyways…after the first couple of days, I began to feel a little more rested…and so one evening, I put some music on my headset…and as I was listening to some music…this is what I wrote…
“Oh Lord, there have been times lately, when I have felt alone, in a world of my own. This prison I feel locked in only seems to include me and daily pain, while I look out to a world, which goes merrily along, as if they have never experienced this prison of pain; that attempts to control every moment of my life.”
After I wrote this down on my tablet…I laid back on the pillow and went back to the music…and I would say that within a minute or two, I was sitting back up on the daybed…reaching for the tablet again…and from there, I began to write these words…
“Lord, give me a different view…one that will help me to see what’s before me, in the light of your presence…for when I view these painful moments through You, rather than what is going on around me in this world; then I will not only be reminded of your purpose and plan for my life; but I will also have a glimpse of hope; that can guide me down this darkened path. Oh Lord…how I need Your heart to enlighten mine.”
After writing these words, I read the second set of writings several times…and you know what I discovered? I came to see that after I wrote down the first paragraph of thoughts…God was already giving me His response, through the second paragraph of thoughts. In other words…the words that I was writing down…the words that I thought was a prayer; was actually God responding back to me…giving me a gentle reminder of what could help me out of these moments of hopelessness.
In Psalm 119:18, we read… “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” You know…this should be our prayer, especially while facing a difficult time in our lives…for we need our eyes to be opened to God’s understanding, of what is taking place around us…and that night, as I read these words; I truly came to see that if I was going to remain standing… emotionally and spiritually; then I would need to view the pain and the reason for the pain, through the eyes of God, rather than comparing my situation, to what other people may or may not be facing.
I guess the thing I want you to get out of this writing today; is that we can find it so easy to get sidetracked in life…and view our circumstances, by what we are seeing with our own eyes; that we don’t pay attention, to what God is attempting to convey to us…through the problem. Don’t we realize that He is the One who holds the plan…purpose and answer to our problems, within His loving and powerful hands? Look at it this way…if we feel the need to ask Him for His help; then shouldn’t we also be willing to let Him respond, in whatever way He desires?
I’ll tell you…I have never felt so loved, as through this time off; because I was in so much and pain; that all I could do is lie down and rest…but you know what; He read those painful feelings that had been etched upon my heart…and through a simple prayer…He came a running…PRAISE HIM!
My health may still not be it’s very best…and I may not understand the complete reason, for these moments of affliction…but one thing I’m doing is this…I’m trusting this God; that continues to love and sustain me through it all…AMEN!!
Well…time to begin my day! I truly hope and pray; that these words would become medicine to your hurting heart and soul, as they have for me. Please take care…have a great Monday…and I will see you soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
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