Hello everyone…and a very “Happy Monday” to you all! I am so glad to be back with you today…and my prayer for you; is that Christ will become even sweeter in your life, with each day you walk through…Amen!!
The other day, while getting around for my evening; God was taking me back to a moment in time, when I had fallen as low as I could go emotionally. While receiving counseling for a past sexual abuse, along with a very bad dysfunctional home life; I never truly saw how much I was giving up on life…that is until God used my counselor to help me see that.
After being hospitalized…the nurses that were being used to help me were actually counselors. One day, after leaving a session of counseling, I went out into an open area, where the patients could sit and watch TV or just relax. As I sat on a couch…all to myself…I remember just feeling numb to life.
As my counselor was leaving the glass cubical, where we had just had a session of counseling; I remember seeing her from the corner of my eye, with an arm full of papers and files…and as she approached the place where I sat…all of a sudden, everything in her arms came crashing down to the floor. Within a second or two, she called me over there to help her. I said…“ok;” but yet I still remained on the couch. As she saw me still sitting there, she said…“now Diane,” which actually got me off that couch. At the time, I thought she was being kind of rough on me; but as I look back to those moments; I see that she was using that situation, as a means of getting me back into life. Oh how God works in ways that we don’t always see at the time.
Anyways…when I am having a rough day of pain or tiredness…I remember those words she spoke to me…and they become a constant reminder, to never give up on life.
A Bible verse that truly touched my heart today is found in Galatians 6:9…and we read… “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
The other day, as I was thinking on these past moments in my life; God was helping me to see how easy it is to give up on life, due to the Coronavirus or any other thing that may be taking place at the time. We must remember that Satan afflicts us; but he just doesn’t stop there. In fact…I have come to see that he longs to use the affliction to wear us down…to the place where we feel the only way out is to give up.
You know…I’m not saying that life is easy to overcome right now…because it isn’t; but instead of listening to the deceptive voice of evil; we can find so much hope and a reason to keep pressing on, when we listen for the words of encouragement that God longs to share with our hearts.
Just like me…we can become so caught up in what is going wrong at the time; that we don’t even realize how much we may be giving up on life. This is why we need a close and loving relationship with Christ…and not only talk with Him; but also listen for the response that He so longs to share from His heart to ours. In this way, we will truly come to see that we aren’t so caught up in what is happening around us; but rather, we are more caught up in the hope He is longing to give us…a hope that will help us to get up…shake the circumstance from us…and press on!
Have a great day everyone and remember to keep pressing on; for just at the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessings…so never give up!
Many blessings on your day!
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