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 we will be able to find the strength through Christ to rise above despair and see that there truly is a means of escape, during the deepest darkest moments of life…Amen!!
Yesterday, it was time to once more venture out and get groceries. Like I’ve said in the past…Keith and I have been shopping for a month at a time…not only because of the virus; but also due to the condition of my legs.
After being gone for a couple hours…I got home and got all the groceries put away and began to clean up and prepare to rest a little. Even before hitting the shower, the pain in my legs began to go out of control and I was once more sitting in tears.
Anyways…I finally decided to get a shower and see if that would help, while sharing my heart with God. Within a short time, the pain began to settle down…that is, until the evening…and boy did it come with a vengeance. Finally, I decided to go to bed around 8:30 and try to get some rest.
As I woke up this morning, I had felt as if a truck had run me down…and every negative thought that could have entered my mind did…like how was I ever going to be able to do a few early chores around the house, which absolutely needed to be done, along with some prepping for dinner tonight and of course the ministry work.
Finally, after finishing the early chores this morning, I sat on the couch…feeling pretty rung out and once more, the tears began to flow. Between Keith’s prayers and my cries for help…God began to work…and right now, I can say that I am stable…praise Him!
One thing God showed me; is that He is truly a God who can walk beyond what is wrong, to find a way to make it right…for He is not a God who is focusing on the problem; but rather, He is a God who is focusing on fixing the problem.
While sitting here…preparing to write you; God began to lead me to a Bible verse in I Corinthians 10:13…and we read… “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”…and this is exactly what He did for me.
You know…it’s so easy to become trapped within a web of our own problems; but when we choose to seek God in the midst of it all; then He will come to our rescue. The problem I think we all struggle with; is that we tend to relate more with the problem, rather than God and His word. I know for me…that this can easily happen, as the pain is attempting to take over my thoughts.
No matter what we face in this life…we need to remember that there is a means of escape; but that means of escape only comes through Jesus Christ. When we look back to the cross, we see a time when Jesus went through enormous moments of suffering; but as He cried out from the cross…”…saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46);” His Father never forsook Him; but rather made a way of escape; that would not only free His Son…but at the same time…would also become a testimony of how God will never allow us to suffer beyond what we are able to endure.
As we face the difficult challenges of life; may I encourage you by saying that no matter how dark and hopeless the situation…God is there; but He’s waiting for us to let go of the problem and seek Him and His word for help. Once we choose to walk the path that leads us in His direction; that is when God will be able to work with the problem and make a way of escape.
May God truly be with you…no matter what you face…and I pray that you too, will experience a loving and compassionate God, especially during what may seem to be the deepest darkest hour of despair.
Many blessings on your day!
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