Hello everyone…and a happy and blessed Saturday to you all! It’s hard to believe that we have now reached the end to another week! I thank God, for all He has blessed me with this week…and for safely bringing us through the snowstorm yesterday! You know…God may not always keep us from the storms of life…but He’s definitely there to help us and protect us, through each and every one…PRAISE HIM!!
This morning, as I’ve been sitting here quietly in my office…enjoying the beautiful view outside my window…I have truly been reminded, as to why God has allowed me to write through my afflictions. It’s not as a means of flaunting what has and is taking place in my life…but it’s meant, so others can find hope…in knowing that there is a God, who can bring us through the hard and difficult times of life…the ones that we just can’t seem to see an end to.
After thinking on that this morning, I have also been thinking on my life a little…and one thing that I have struggled with at times; are the feelings of being hurt and unloved over the many years of my life. You know…it’s amazing how people take their words for granted, while speaking words of promises to others around them; that only end up becoming false promises; that truly pierce the heart.
As I sit here today…I can say with all my heart; that I would not exist in this world, if it wasn’t for the real and true love that I have experienced from God. I remember a time, when God made a promise to me…from His heart to mine; at a time that seemed to be the most hopeless moment of my life. I have to say; that at first, I didn’t believe His words…and why…because I had heard words of promise from others…the ones who had definitely hurt and abused me in life….so in that way, it made it harder for me to trust Him at first.
Anyways…as I walked away from that moment with God…God never walked away from me; but instead, He stood on every promise He made to me…and that is the reason why a flame of hope continues to remain lit within my heart…one that has helped me to love and trust Him…no matter what I face in life.
A bible verse that I will always carry with me through life is found in John 14:18…and we read… “No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you.” Many times, I felt so alone in life…as an orphan in the storm; but never once has God abandoned me…or left me there, to drown in the difficult moments of despair. When we see how someone like God can stand on His word…and never give up on us; then that is when trust once more becomes awakened within the soul.
Today, I can sit here and say without a doubt; that if it hadn’t been for the Lord; then I probably wouldn’t be here today…sharing His love and goodness with you. Maybe you too have experienced moments in your life, when people mistreated you. Maybe they made false promises; that took what little trust you had away from you. One thing God truly taught me, through these lonely moments of the past; is that life can be so much easier, when we learn to let go of others and trust Him fully…and that is what I now live with, every day of my life…PRAISE HIM!
As we continue to walk through the hurtful moments of life, my prayer is that we will allow God to fill the emptiness within; that we may continue to find the hope we need, to keep pressing on…AMEN!!
Well…this has been a great talk this morning…and I thank God for never giving up on me…through all the struggles I’ve had to walk through in my life! May your day be filled with His presence too; that you may also find the strength to keep pressing on…no matter what stands before you.
Have a great Saturday & God bless!
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