Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I’m so glad that you stopped by for a visit…and my prayer for you; is that you will ALWAYS know in your heart…that Jesus is ALWAYS there for you…Amen!!
So many times, we can feel as if no one truly understands what we are going through at the time. In fact, I have come to see how easy it is to speak the words “I understand,” without really understanding what the other person has been through. I remember several times, when a couple people I knew had faced knee surgery for the first time…and they would say to me… “Look Diane, I am just like you”…and the first thought that would come to my mind was this… “I don’t think so”…for I had been through a lifetime of dislocations and surgeries, which led me to a life of disability.
One thing I can say to you today; is that moments such as these…or even moments, when I watched other people glide through life, while I felt as if I was barely making it…definitely put me in a world of my own…and there were times when I heard “I understand;” but they just hadn’t faced what I had been facing my entire life.
As I’ve been sitting here this afternoon…spending some alone time with God; He began to remind me that when others just don’t always understand…or aren’t always true to us; then He will be the one that will remain and will always keep loving us…no matter what…for He has a heart that can understand our hurt because He has experienced firsthand…of what it’s like to go through moments of deep pain and heartache.
One thing I have truly come to see in my life; is that when others walk away and can’t handle what I may be experiencing at the time…there is a God who longs to draw even closer to me. In James 4:8, we read… “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”
From past experiences, I have come to see that we can miss out on this perfect love…simply by seeking a love that doesn’t always remain true to us. In other words…this form of love we seek, only seems to come in words; but Jesus has truly shown what real love is…and it’s not a love that walks away; but rather, it’s a love that sticks around and remains even closer, during a time when we need that love the most.
When I grew up, I came to see and experience a love that came with no real feelings of love. In fact…I came to see that anger and abuse became an unreal love in my life; then later, as I grew up; there were many that walked out of my life, due to all the ongoing problems with my knees, which later made me feel like a piece of nothing, with no one to truly understand what I was going through in my life; that is, until Jesus came and began to demonstrate a real love to me. At first, I struggled to trust Him, after all I had been through; but when I saw a promise made…and a promise kept; He truly ended up becoming the dearest friend that I could ever have.
You know…it’s so easy to allow ourselves to plummet to nothing, due to the way we may have been treated in this life; but that is no reason to give up and feel as if no one could ever love us. The thing we really need to do; is begin anew and allow God’s word and prayer, to draw us closer to a perfect love…one that will truly understand and care for us in a real way…one that won’t walk away and hurt us…and one that we can truly trust…and the only love that I know that can be everything for us, when we need that love, care and compassion the most is Jesus Christ!
No matter what you may be facing today…and no matter how alone and unloved you may feel; please know that there is One whose love for you is greater than any other so-called love. In fact…this love will continue to remain faithful until the very end…and all you have to do is reach out to Jesus…and from experience…I guarantee 100% that He will reach back and become the closest and dearest friend you could ever have. Reach out to Him today…for His love is already reaching back to you…a love that will pick you up, from the hurt that brought you low...and a love that will always hold you closer than any other so-called love…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and ALWAYS know that Jesus loves you very much…for that is one of the reasons why He was willing to sacrifice His life for you! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a happy and very blessed Monday to you all! Well…here we go again…another brand new week…and my prayer, as we start this new week; is that we will be open to new possibilities, rather than past problems…Amen!!
As we begin our time together, I would like to ask you a question. What does it mean to rise above despair? One thing God has taught me over the past years of my life; is that there is a place where we can be closer to God and above the problem. In other words…this is a place that keeps and sustains us emotionally and spiritually, until the storm has passed.
Sometimes I think that we find it easier to succumb to the storms that hit us head on. We either are too weak spiritually to stand up to these storms or we just don’t know how to get beyond these storms that attempt to keep us pushed back in life.
The one thing that God has taught me over time…is that with His strength, we can go beyond the circumstance and remain connected with Him; but that is our choice. Do we believe that the One that lives within us is powerful enough to walk us emotionally and spiritually beyond these times of affliction…or have we become so in tune with the affliction; that we have given into its ways?
This afternoon, I was looking for a Bible verse that would help us and God led me to one in I John 5:5…and we read… “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” In other words…we need to put our thoughts and minds into perspective and claim Jesus as our Lord, rather than the circumstance. You know…it’s so easy to get sidetracked in life…to the place where we begin to worship the ways of our problem, rather than a God who can take us above the problem. Don’t we realize that when we begin to succumb to the problem; that we only find ourselves continually face to face with the problem? If we are ever going to truly reach a place, where we can find relief from the storm, until it has passed; then we need to reach for a God who is greater than a weak circumstance. When we choose to reach up to a God who holds more strength and power; that is when we will begin to see the difference between a mighty, powerful and awesome God…and a circumstance, whose only strength and power is meant to take us down.
Right about now, you may be saying… “Ok Diane, how can I reach this place in my life, where I am no longer face to face with the problem?” As an example…many of you already know that I live with chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome…and there are many times that I either experience pain or tiredness or both. If I had my choice, I would probably give into these things and stay in bed; but that is only what Satan wants, as a means of keeping me at his level… so how do I go beyond these difficult times…to write and do what God has called me to do? First of all…I ask God for His strength; because times such as these; is when my emotional and physical strength is gone. By doing this first, I find that it does make it easier to press on, in the midst of whatever I’m facing at the time. Then from there; I leave the pain and tiredness behind…to care more about someone else, rather than just myself. I find that when I allow my heart to go in this direction; then my heart becomes distant from the pain and tiredness…to the place, where I am uplifted and truly connected heart to heart with God, which keeps me from being face to face with these problems.
I think so many times, we either try to ignore the problem or give into the problem. I have found that either one of these ways will only keep the problem alive…to the place where our actions only allow Satan to continually remind us, of what is taking place in our lives…which only keeps us continually connected face to face with despair.
If we are ever going to reach the place in our lives, where we can find peace and hope during the troubled times; then we need to start by reaching up to God, rather than reaching out to the problem. In other words…we need to seek a strength that can help us to keep pressing on…no matter what we may be facing at the time. From there, we also need to keep moving forward and pursue something that can keep us connected with God, rather than the problem. Yes…there are going to be times, when we have to deal with the problem; but we should never come to the place in our lives, where we end up making friends with the problem.
No matter what we face in life…and no matter where these difficult times attempt to lead us; there is a way to go beyond them…to a place where they are left behind…so God can work with them…and that will only happen, when we choose to keep moving forward and rise above despair.
Have a great day…and may you always find yourself deeply connected to God, rather than what is attempting to take you down…Amen!
Many blessings on your day…see ya soon!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone...and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all! I pray that your weekend is going well...and that you will truly come to see that God is ALWAYS greater than your problems...Amen!!
This morning, I thought that I would stop by and share a tidbit of hope with you, as many are probably going through some trying times right now...so to begin with, I would like to share one of my life verses, from Psalm 34:18, which reads... "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
I know that I tend to use this Bible verse a lot...but God is leading the way. I truly believe that He is constantly reminding us that no matter how broken we may feel...He is closer than what we think. It's amazing how a circumstance can make us feel abandoned and lost in life...believe me, I know this for sure; but I have also come to see that when the dark clouds are surrounding us...His presence is there too.
Today...maybe you feel lost and alone in life. Maybe you feel as if life will never get better for you. May I encourage you by saying that the Lord is closer to you now; then any other time in your life...for He truly longs to love and care for you. As a person who has been through an insurmountable amount of pain and deep heartache, I can truly say that I know this for sure.
No matter what you are going through right now...and no matter what it's attempting to convey to you; just know that Jesus is there for you...reaching out with open arms...and all we have to do is take hold of Him, rather than these problems that surround us.
As we close this short time together, I pray that you will come to feel the presence of Jesus in your day...and that you will no longer feel lost and alone in the storm you are walking through. May His love and peace ALWAYS surround you...and may you know without a doubt; that He is ALWAYS there for you...AMEN!!
Have a very blessed Sunday...and I will hope to be back with you soon! ALWAYS know that you are in my prayers...God bless!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! I truly pray that your day is going well…and that we all will come to see that when we walk in God’s direction…that His best will ALWAYS be waiting there for us…Amen!!
Yesterday afternoon, after finishing my writing on the blog; Keith came into my office and I was sharing it with him. While discussing different parts of the writing; God put a question before me, which reads… “Do our desires take us beyond our problem or are we allowing our feelings to keep us connected face to face with the problem?” After saying this out loud, I began to write this down on my tablet because there could be a possibility that we are allowing our feelings to outweigh the true desire of what we long for, which could stop us in our tracks and keep us from walking freely away from the problems we’re facing.
One thing I know without a doubt; is that we all experience feelings. In fact…these feelings can either help us to see where we’re headed with the problem…or these feelings could also go out of control…to the place where they control us and keep us distant from God and the true desires of our hearts.
As we continue our time together, I would like to share some thoughts that deal with “feelings” and then with “desires”…that we may be able to discern between the two, as a means of recognizing whether we may possibly be headed in the wrong direction.
To start out with, I would like to share a Bible verse that relates to “feelings”…and it’s found in Proverbs 28:26, which reads… “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.”
I remember a time, when I became so caught up in everything that was taking place in my life. In other words…it was as if I had taken a plate and stacked each problem on it. As I began to view what was before me; it seemed as if my feelings totally went out of control. In fact…I became so caught up in what they were conveying to me; that I ended up remaining there in my ashes of despair for quite some time. As I look back on those moments in my life, I now see where I had allowed my feelings to take me to a wallowing hole, which took me nowhere in life. In fact...it actually kept me distant from God, while taking me through many moments of needless despair. I have now come to see that I had allowed my problems to bring me to a halt…where I never made any progress…that is, until I chose to go after the true desires of my heart.
Ok…let’s now turn to a Bible verse that relates to our hearts desires…and the one that God has laid upon my heart to share with you, is found in Psalm 37:4, which reads…“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” In other words…truly take delight in the Lord…not the problem. You know…it’s so easy to speak the desires of our hearts; but can we truly say that we have chosen to follow after them? Let’s ask ourselves this question…how are we ever going to discover what God truly has for us, if we are always following after what is attempting to dictate our lives? In other words…the only way we are going to be able to find what God truly longs to give us; is when we follow after Him and the desire of our heart, rather than a controlling feeling. Believe me when I say…I have come to see what can happen, when a person follows after a controlling feeling…and I’ve also come to see how I can find the true desire of my heart…simply by following after God…and I’ll tell you…I choose to go beyond the problem and allow the desire of my heart to become the path that leads me to God’s very best for my life.
One thing I would like to say as we close; is that I don’t believe that we should ignore our feelings…or that we shouldn’t accept that we could be having feelings about certain things that are taking place in our lives; but I am saying that sometimes our feelings have a way of controlling us, as a means of bringing life to a halt…to the place where we never reach the true desire of the heart…and this should never be.
No matter what you are facing right now…and no matter how grim it may appear to be; may I encourage you to keep following after God…and never give up on the true desire of your heart; for where your heart is…that is where He will be also. (Matthew 6:21)
Have a very blessed day…and remember to go beyond the problem and continue to seek the true desire of your heart…for when you do; that is when you will find what you’ve been looking for…Amen!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! It’s so good to be back with you today…and my prayer for all of us; is that God will give us something special today…something that can become a reminder to us; that He has and will always be there for us…Amen!!
This morning, as I was doing something in the kitchen… the wind began to pick up and leaves began to fall down like rain. If you were to know me well…one thing you would come to see; is that autumn is my favorite season of the year…and why? Because there was a time as a young girl, when I had walked down the road and had crossed the field…only to discover the beautiful colors of autumn.
As I stood on the edge of a wooded area…chomping down on an apple…the wind picked up and leaves began to swirl all around me. The colors were so vibrant, as I stood in a shower of leaves that were barn red, pumpkin orange and pear yellow. At the time, it seemed as if I just couldn’t get enough of what was taking place around me.
Now, as many years have passed, I think back to that time in my life and wonder if God was already making Himself known to me, as I stood there alone on the edge of those woods.
This afternoon, as I was looking through God’s word; He led me to a couple Bible verses in Psalm 73:23-25 and we read… “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. 24) You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. 25) Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.”
Just think…at a time when our circumstances are attempting to convince us that we have been abandoned by God…He is there…holding our hand and guiding us through the moments that seem so difficult to withstand.
As I read these verses and look back on my life, I can’t help but know that God was with me, at a time when I lived in a world of deep pain and heartache…and I can tell you one thing for sure and that is this…there is no one on this earth that can compare to what God has been for me…and I can also truly say that this earth has nothing that I desire…only Him.
There are times when I wonder if we feel abandoned by God; because we are just too attached to the problem. It’s amazing how our hearts and thoughts can become sidetracked, by what the problem is attempting to convey to us. I remember as a young girl…always longing to escape the dysfunction in my home, along with other things that I was facing at the time; but you know what…I have truly come to see that no matter where I went, to escape these painful moments in my life; that God had been there all along…right beside me.
Maybe today, you are feeling as if your problems are about to take you down for good…and maybe you feel as if God has walked away from you, at a time when you need Him the most. May I encourage you by saying…that He is right there with you. Maybe your circumstance has placed a dense fog around you…to the place, where the sun doesn’t seem to shine anymore; but one thing I know for sure; when we look beyond the fog and desire God’s presence above all else; then He will shine through the circumstance and reveal Himself to us. Instead of convincing yourself that God has walked away…why don’t you let the desire of your heart lead you directly to Him? One thing I can say from experience; is that God’s presence does surround us each day…and if we would only look, listen and reach out to Him, rather than every symptom of the problem; then I know without a doubt that we would truly come to see that He has been there all along.
Have a very blessed day…and may you come to see and experience the love that God truly has for you!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! I’m so glad you came for a visit today…and my prayer for you; is that you will always find the strength to let go of your circumstances; that God may truly do a great work within your life…Amen!!
This morning, I had a few things to do around the house and as I was alone…cleaning a room; God began to work through my thoughts, which ended up being the topic for today’s writing.
As He was taking me back to a time, when I had faced a very frustrating and overwhelming situation; He was now showing me that after forgetting it and letting it go; that He was now at work.
You know…so many times, we find it difficult to let go of something; but one thing I have come to see; is that when we hold tightly to a situation…it only seems to worsen with time…and why…because we have taken the control away from a powerful God. I have found that when I let go of what’s bothering me, by thinking on other things; then this is my way of truly letting go, so God can take over and begin a better work; then what I could have even begun to think of doing.
As I’ve been sitting here…listening to some music, while spending some precious moments alone with God; He began to lead me to a Bible verse in John 15:4, which reads… “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”
When I was a young girl, I had a great grandfather that was only a path away from where I lived. When I would venture up to his place…I’ll tell you…it was like a small forest of fruits. He had an apple orchard…pears, blackberries, asparagus and a neat split rail fence that had wild grapes on it. As long as the vines continued to remain attached to the grape plants; then there was always a bounty of deep purple grapes.
As I’ve been thinking on this…I began to see even more, as to how we need to remain attached to the true vine, which is Jesus Christ. When we become detached and try to produce on our own or fix what’s been broken on our own; then we soon find that moments such as these only cause us to wither…to the place where life only becomes more difficult.
Just think…when we choose to hand over every situation to God; that is when we are placing our needs into hands that are more powerful than any other person or thing…and even the situation itself. In other words…He already knows what to do and how to do it; but on the other hand…when we choose to hold tightly to our problems; we are pushing that awesome power away from us…a power that can truly free us from despair.
Maybe lately, you have been facing some very trying times in your life…moments that may have truly caused you to unknowingly take hold of. May I encourage you today, to let go and connect to the true vine…the One that can produce better things for you and help you during these trying times in your life. One thing I know from experience…when we can trust God enough to let go; that is when we will begin to see how a powerful God can go the distance for us…Amen!
Have a great day…and I pray that you will find the strength through Christ, to let go of the heavy baggage that is weighing you down; that you may connect with a God who can lighten the load and help you through these troubled moments you’re facing…Amen!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I truly hope that your day is going even better than yesterday…and I also pray that no matter how alone you may feel in life right now; that you will ALWAYS know that Jesus is there for you…Amen!!
This morning, as I was beginning my day; God placed a song in my heart…and a few of the words go like this… “Jesus will still be there…His love will never change sure as the steady rain. Jesus will still be there; when no one else is true…He'll still be loving you. When it looks like you've lost it all and you haven't got a prayer, Jesus will still be there.” As I look back on these moments, in the early hours of my day; I see what God was up to. He was already ahead of me and knew what kind of a day this would be; so He sent me a little reminder; that no matter how busy the day was about to be…He would be there for me. Now that’s a good friend!
As I continued to think on the words that God had shared with my heart this morning, I also began to think of the many in this world that have felt tossed to the side and may have even felt as if they have been living in a world of their own, due to a very trying circumstance.
You know…these circumstances we face in life, have a way of conveying a message of defeat…and as the circumstance continues to run its course, we can even feel abandoned by others and even God; but in Joshua 1:5 we read… “No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live; for I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.”
I have to tell you…that as I first began this ministry, I felt a lot like Moses. Due to the problems of the past; I lacked confidence in what God had called me to do. Yes…I had overcome the problems of the past with God’s help; but at this time in my life, I felt like a child who was just learning to walk. Even though I struggled with these unsettled feelings at first; God never gave up on me…and like others who had walked out of my life…He chose to remain. There have also been many instances in my life, when I had called out to God for help and had asked Him to not abandon me during that time…and you know what…He never did. In fact…He drew me even closer to His side during those times and held my hand, until the problem had been resolved.
Maybe today, you are feeling alone in whatever you may be going through. Maybe others have grown tired of you and your problems and have walked away…or maybe your circumstance has isolated you, in a world of your own…with only you and the problem. No matter what you’re going through today, I am here to remind you that God is there…and He will never walk away. Maybe life isn’t what you want it to be…or maybe life isn’t what you expect it to be; but that doesn’t mean that God has forsaken you. In fact…I have come to see that moments such as these; becomes the time when God is at work…that He may give us His very best.
One thing I can tell you today, after walking through what seemed to be the pits of hell; is that God has never forgotten…forsaken or abandoned me in life. Even though it didn’t always happen in my timing or in my way…it did eventually happen…and you know what…the solution to the problem was actually much better; then what I had desired it to be.
As we close our time together, I would like to share one of my life verses with you, from John 14:18, which reads… “No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you.”
Today, I pray that we all will come to truly see the love that Jesus has for each one of us; for when we can take hold of a love that goes way beyond a so-called worldly love; that is when I truly believe that we will know in our hearts that we are no longer orphans in the storm…Amen!
Have a great day…and may you ALWAYS feel the loving presence of God walking right beside you!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! I’m so glad to be here with you today…and I hope that your day is going well! As we begin our time together…my prayer is that God will give us a special tidbit of hope to hold to…a hope that will always keep us lifted high above despair…Amen!
Last night before going to bed, I was feeling a little low because lately my health has taken a turn for the worst. For those of you who really don’t know that much about me; this life of mine has been a long and painful journey, with much loss. You know…there was a time in my life, when all that loss would have taken hold of me and attempted to bring me down for good; but last night, I began to see the sprouts of new growth that have taken place in my life over time. I’m not perfect by any means; but I have truly come to take hold of the purpose behind all that loss, which has made it much easier to bear.
As I sat here last night, with tears streaming down my cheeks; I began to feel as if another form of loss was now beginning to enter my life…the loss of not being able to walk. Lately, I have been asking for God’s strength to handle this in the right way…and to be able to just take life one minute at a time. I’ll tell you…this is where a person truly sees whether they have grown spiritually or not.
One of my very favorite Bible verses that God has used to help me through the difficult parts of this journey is found in Philippians 3:8…and we read… “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.”
I have come to see that the loss that has taken place in my life over time, has happened…that I may gain Christ in a greater way. When I feel down and discouraged…and I begin to focus on the negative thoughts, of what is taking place around me; God shows me that what I have already gained…is so much more valuable in my life; then all these losses put together. We must remember that the loss we experience in this life is only temporal; but what we gain through Christ is truly eternal.
Yesterday…while thinking on this, I began to see how easy it is to get sidetracked in our thinking. Seems like we think that we have to see the best…to experience the best; but what I have truly learned over the past years of my life; is that sometimes we have to experience the worst…to truly see and experience God’s best. In other words…there may be times, when we have to walk through darkness; that we may learn how to take hold of the light, which is Jesus.
One thing Christ has taught me as an author and a ministry director; is that He is the One that must always be seen through this ministry. In other words…for His sake, I must be willing to count everything as rubbish in my life; that my heart may be cleaned out and prepared for Him to enter and work through me.
Maybe you too have experienced a lot of loss in your life. Maybe you have lost a job…or maybe you lost someone close to you…or even your health may have failed you. May I encourage you to not focus on the loss; but rather, look for what you can gain through the loss. One thing I know for sure; these moments of loss that once seemed so precious to us, can never compare to what we can gain eternally through Christ Jesus, our Lord.
Have a very blessed day…and I will see ya soon!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone...and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all! Even though today is my day off...I wanted to share some means of encouragement with you, as there is so much happening in this world...and especially in our own lives.
As I began to search my heart, as to what God would have me to share with you today; He led me to an audio I have on one of the web pages, titled... "Sounds of Hope"...and just after entering that page, I knew without a doubt that the audio titled, "God Stands True through Affliction" was the one to share with you today.
After sitting here for a few minutes, to listen to this audio that I had posted some time back, I began to feel encouraged myself; so I would also encourage you to check out "God Stands True through Affliction," at "Sounds of Hope."
May you truly have a great day...and I pray many blessings on your day! See ya soon!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
PS...check out "God Stands True through Affliction" right here!
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! It’s so good to be with you today…and my prayer for you; is that you will truly come to see how God can be so much greater than a circumstance…Amen!!
Last night, as I laid my head on my pillow to go to sleep, I began to talk with God…as I do many times before bed. After thanking Him for pulling me through a very trying day, I began to share my heart with Him, as to how many people must be suffering right now, due to the results of this Coronavirus. I have to admit that sometimes it’s not always easy to put up with what is happening in our government…and especially to see how some people are more about themselves; then the true Americans that are hurting at this time.
As I continued my talk with God; I began to turn everything over to Him and ask Him to have His way with everything that’s been taking place around me…and from there, He began to give me a gentle reminder, as to how He will always have His way…no matter what way evil may attempt to lead us.
You know…one thing I have come to see lately; is that it can be so easy to fall prey to what is taking place around us…especially if we are watching the news continually. Lately, I have kept myself away from the news, unless it may be something I really need to know; because I have found that this can become a time when Satan works with our thoughts. In fact…it seems that the more we watch the news or become deeply engrossed in what is taking place around us…the more our imagination begins to drag us down roads that haven’t even been determined yet by God.
A Bible verse that really caught my eye today is found in Psalm 108:13, which reads… “With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.” In other words…no matter how bad life may seem…God will win in the end…for He is an undefeated God. It may not be what we imagine it to be; but this powerful God will never be defeated…and this is what we need to focus on each day.
Earlier in the ministry, I used to share something with my readers that read… “Whatever you perceive…you will receive.” In other words…wherever your thoughts take you; that is where you will end up…so if we are focusing on the worst that comes out of the Pandemic; then those thoughts will definitely lead us down a path of needless suffering.
You know...I remember several times in my life, when I would focus on the worst that could come out of the situation that I was facing at the time. In fact…at one moment I was praying for God to make a way…only to turn back to the wallowing hole of despair the next moment…to focus on every little thing that could go wrong. In the end…God did do something that truly made me realize that my thoughts only tortured me, while causing me to follow a path of needless suffering.
We must remember that our God is not a weak God…for He is a God that allowed a giant to be brought down to the ground, with just a simple stone…while closing the mouths of the lions that surrounded Daniel in the lion’s den.
Believe me when I say…that I know how convincing a circumstance can be. In fact, I have seen how a circumstance can paint a dark and dingy picture…one that can make a person believe that there is no way the light could ever penetrate what’s been placed before them; but on the other hand, I have also come to truly see that when I take my thoughts and eyes away from that dark and dingy picture of life…to focus on a God who is rich in power and strength; that is when I begin to anticipate the light…a light that can remove what is deceptive…so the true picture of what God has in store can be seen.
Have a very blessed day…and may you always see God as the true light that can dispel the darkness that surrounds you…Amen!!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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