Hello everyone...and a big welcome back, to the Risen Hope Ministries Social Blog! I truly hope and pray that your day is going well...and that your week is off to a great start!RSS Feed
First of all...I would like to say that it's so good to be back with you again...and I am so looking forward to our new blog, titled... "Writing thru Affliction!"
Lately, I have been going through a lot of pain and health issues...and you know...we don't always understand the reasons behind these moments...other than God does have a plan and purpose, for everything He allows within our lives...so sometimes we just have to simply trust Him, for these unknown moments.
You know...just before I took this past week off...I have to admit that I was beginning to get a little burnt out, from the pain...and the tiredness that can accompany pain. It seemed as if I was living and sleeping pain; so I knew that something had to be done; so first of all, I took some time off...to just rest; then from there, God began to work with my heart and show me a way...that would not only help and encourage myself; but also others too...and that is to write through the pain and let it be used to honor and glorify God, rather than allowing these moments to abuse me. See...I told you that God always has a reason, for what He allows within our lives...right?
Anyways...one thing I don't want to do with this page...and I'm sure that God agrees; is for us to sit and wallow in these moments of affliction; but rather to use them, so God can work in and through these moments that He has allowed within our lives...that He may also bring hope back into the darkened moments of despair.
As we begin this brand new blog...what I feel led to do...is to come on here from time to time and share more of what I'm facing from day to day...kind of like a diary...but not as a means of complaining...only as a means of learning and becoming stronger, through these difficult times...that I may also reach out to you and encourage you, during an hour of need.
In return...if you would also like to share...there is a "Comment" section...to the left of each blog post, along with Facebook and Twitter buttons; so you can also share the page with others, who may be interested in something like this.
In Galatians 6:2, we read... "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ;" so let us be there for one another...that we may uplift each other in the Lord, rather than succumbing to despair.
As we prepare to begin this brand new page together; I pray that Christ would be magnified, while evil is brought low...and that we all will experience a hope that can truly keep us standing, during the hard and difficult times of life...Amen!!
Have a great Monday...and I truly hope and pray that you will come back and become a part of this brand new blog... "Writing thru Affliction!"
Many, many blessings on your day!
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