Good evening everyone…and how was your Thursday? I’ve had a busy day…lots of pain…and I’m tired…but I praise God that He has been there for me…to keep me lifted high above these moments of despair…PRAISE HIM!!
You know…tonight I was thinking on how God is truly there; in every situation we face….that is if we are willing to see it that way. One thing that I have been learning more and more lately; is that if God allows us to lose out in some way…it’s just so He can give us something even better in its place.
Today, I was quickly reminded, as to how we can’t always count on something in this life, to be there for us when we need it. Now, if I would have stopped and focused on that loss today; then I would have probably wasted my time grieving over that loss, rather than anticipating God’s next move…and why He allowed that to happen to begin with.
I will never forget the moment, when the doctors decided that it was time to fuse my right knee with a rod. I had gone through so many dislocations…even to the place, where I ended up having a major surgery, to replace a badly torn tendon. It was one Thanksgiving; that I was attempting to head to the kitchen, when the knee dislocated…and I didn’t tumble down the stairs; but rather, I flew through the air, to the floor down below. When I turned over from the fall…I found my kneecap to the right side of my knee, as it had dislocated right over the joint surface. From that moment on…that is when the doctors decided that it was time to do something…before the situation got even worse.
After having the knee fused with a rod…I first saw this recovery, as any other ordinary recovery…just like in times past. I guess that I just was not willing to accept the loss of that leg yet. Anyways…after the bandages came off and the stitches were removed…that is when it sunk in. For the first time, I began to grieve deeply…over a leg that would never bend again. Many times, I cried out to God…as to why He allowed this to happen. Even though I didn’t know it at the time…He had plans…and those plans included being there for another person, who had faced a similar situation.
So many times, I think we are so fixed on the loss; that we don’t look beyond the loss, to see why it was allowed in the first place. One thing I have truly come to see with God; is that nothing is taken away from us, unless there is something to be put in its place.
I know that I have shared this Bible verse recently with you; but I would like to share it with you once more tonight…and it’s found in Philippians 3:8, which says… “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”
One thing I know with God…He has never let me down…no matter how difficult this journey has been; and when we just can’t understand...or even see another way; that is when we need to let go and trust Him completely. One thing I’d like to say to you tonight is that I have lost much in my life; but what’s even more important, is what I have gained in my life, which is a true and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ…and that means the world to me.
You know…life may not always be the way we expect it to be; but one thing I know…when we let God run the show…no matter how bad a situation may appear to be; then we ALWAYS come out on top…believe me, I know!
No matter what you are facing right now…and no matter what has been taken away from you in life…don’t allow it to control or abuse you; but rather, open yourself up to God and let Him fill the empty chambers of your heart; that you too may come to see God in a greater way…a way that will truly fill every empty void in your life…Amen!!
Well…time to get some dinner and relax a little. I sure have enjoyed my time with you this evening…and now I pray that you will be surrounded with a perfect peace; that will bring sweet rest into your night! Please take care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow!
Goodnight & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…