Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! I hope that you are having a good day…and even more, I pray that you are experiencing a God that will always love you and never fail you…Amen!!
One thing that I am being reminded of today; is that just as life has an end…so do the trials we face. I have found that life is like a book with many chapters…and while some of the chapters bring happiness and adventure; others bring sadness, pain and struggle; but just as each story finds its end…so do the struggles and difficult times we face…and this is the hope we can hold tightly to, as we walk this journey through life.
Yesterday, I had planned on spending some time with you; but yesterday’s journey seemed to be filled with bumps in the road, as my health hasn’t been doing too well lately.
While sitting on the couch yesterday; I was reminded, as to how long this journey has been for me. Let’s see…56 years ago I was molested…and it’s been about 53 years of pain, dislocations, surgeries and great loss. Some would say that your God wasn’t with you; but I say otherwise; because even though this journey has been a lot of uphill climbs…much has been learned along the way…and it was this journey that led me to where I am today…serving God.
You know…I’ve lost a lot…went through a lot and there was even a time, when I had to start life all over again; but what I’m looking at right now; is that this journey is going to find its end, in a place where nothing will ever hurt me again.
I don’t know about you…but the days I have walked through lately can make a person feel as if these struggles of life will never end. In fact…I’ve often felt as if all I’m doing is going in circles; but God has taken hold of my heart right now and He’s reminding me of one thing…every journey takes us somewhere, even when it’s a hard road to walk down. Maybe the road has been narrow and difficult for me to pass through at times; but I am where I am right now because God was there to pull me through those tight and narrow passageways of life.
You know…I don’t know how much more time I will be here on this earth…and I don’t know if there will be anymore rough and rugged roads to walk down before that time comes; but one thing I do know; is that this road I’m on is going to take me to a place, where I will never experience pain or deep heartache again…and why; because no matter what, I have always aimed myself in God’s direction, which could be the reason for all the unpaved roads I’ve walked down.
No…life isn’t easy…and sometimes we fall and even fail in life; but I have come to see that God isn’t focusing on these times; but rather, He is looking to see if we get back up and try again. Remember a journey can never be complete, when we find ourselves sitting along the wayside.
Recently, I shared a Bible verse with you from Matthew 24:13; but once more, I would like to share it with you again and we read… “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
As we close, let me ask you one question… “How are we ever going to be saved from this world of pain, heartache and trouble …if first, we don’t reach our destination? One thing I’ve learned over time and am being reminded of right now; is that something we truly long for isn’t always going to be easy to reach…for Satan will be there, to put obstacles in our way and even attempt to stop the journey completely; but when we can get back up and lean on a strength that can lift us above these obstacles; then it will be that strength that will also carry us through these hard and difficult times of life.
If I was to be honest with you right now, I would say that I feel as if I am barely hanging onto life; but you know what…it can’t be that; but rather, it has to be a strong God that I’m clinging to; because no matter how I feel…I seem to keep standing…and even more, I seem to keep pressing on.
No matter how you feel today…and no matter how discouraging life may seem; just know that you can make it…for I personally have come to see a God, whose love can truly become wings…that will not only carry us through these troubled times; but wings that will help us to reach our destination, in a place called heaven.
Have a very blessed day and God bless!
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