Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I truly hope and pray that your day is off to a good start…and even more, I continue to pray that you will experience the powerful presence of God, especially during the difficult moments of affliction…Amen!!
As we begin our time together, I thought that I would just share my heart with you today. The past few days have been rougher than usual with my health. As I look out my window and see the darkened sky, with the sun still shining through it all…moments like these make me even more homesick for heaven; but these moments also have become a reminder to me; that no matter how dark the storm…the light of God’s presence can still penetrate the moments…that can sometimes seem so hopeless and dark.
As I have been experiencing more pain and tiredness…there is one thing I have come to see…and that is how easily we can get sidetracked in our thinking…especially when we watch others around us having an easier time at life. I don’t know about you; but times like these can cause me to forget where I’m headed with God…but that’s when I cry out and say, “Help me Lord…help me!”
You know…I have come to truly see how easy it is to speak words…and even how easy it is to say… “I am here for You Lord, as You have been there for me;” but when the pain becomes an ongoing pain…and the tiredness wants to take me down to nothing; that’s when I begin to see how easy it can be, to believe the words that are being conveyed to me, through these difficult times…and once I choose to let these thoughts and words carry me away; that is when it seems to be that much harder to come back to the right place on the path, where I can get back on track with life and God.
You know…it seems like I talk with God so much; but nothing seems to change…so I continue to trust Him. I may not understand His reasoning for these difficult times in my life; but one thing I do know…He’s holding me up…and that means more than anything to me right now.
Many nights, I sit in bed discouraged…but as the light goes out…I say, “It’s ok Lord…I understand…You have a plan; so I will continue to keep trusting you, until it’s time for You to walk me out of these hard and difficult times.
You know…it can be so easy, to become drawn into a problem; that before we know it, we begin to think like the problem, while we weaken in spirit and allow the problem to dictate our lives. In fact, we can find ourselves thinking on where the problem may be leading us, rather than how the hand of God can lead us out of the problem.
You know…there are times in my life, when I just need to vent and write out my feelings. In this way, I am allowing God to empty out my heart…and the clutter that only seems to weigh me down…where I can easily become vulnerable to Satan’s ways. Even though the picture of my life still appears to be the same…these moments have truly brought hope back into my heart…and have reminded me of this one thing… “No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you.” John 14:18
Even though God hasn’t changed the picture of my life into something better; He is at work…sustaining me through it all…and I KNOW that when His work is complete; that is when the picture of my life will be made beautiful…for it says in Ecclesiastes 3:11a… “He has made everything beautiful in its time…”
Today, I want to thank you for listening to my heart! I truly pray that this writing will also inspire you to keep pressing on…no matter what you may be walking through…and I truly pray that you will have a very blessed day! Take care and I will hope to be with you again soon!
Many…many blessings on your Tuesday!
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