In these hard and difficult times we’re facing, we can easily become discouraged and brought low. These past few days have been some very hard times for me. After finishing my project in the kitchen, I went through two very difficult days, after the pain began to subside…and this afternoon, as I was thinking on all the struggles I’ve been facing lately, I began to sink low within these thoughts. As I called out to God for some help; He began to speak to my spirit and remind me that when these moments take us down; it’s only because we have allowed ourselves to become more in tune with what is happening around us, rather than being closely connected to Him…and you know what…that is so true.
Late this afternoon…after resting for a short time, I began to slowly push myself off the daybed and take a shower. I didn’t really know if I would be up to writing or not; but after getting around; God just seemed to continue on with His answer to my hearts prayer, as I began to see that even though there had been a lot of pain and sickness these past few days…there was something positive I could find out of all that I had been through…and that was how God could allow beauty to shine through the difficult moments of pain, which has meant more to me than the kitchen itself.
You know…probably from here on, I will walk into that kitchen and not just enjoy the fresh new look; but I probably will be reminded of what I was able to accomplish with God’s help, which will continue to bring hope, for other moments that may not be as easy for me.
How many times do find ourselves stuck in a rut of discouragement, while focusing deeply on the hardships of this life? Do we realize that these are traps…set up by Satan, to keep us down and out of commission with God? I’m not saying that life is always easy…and I’m not saying that these moments are easy to overcome…because they aren’t; but if we could only remember two things. First…to keep our focus tightly fixed on God, rather than deeply embedded within the problem…and second, to always look for the good through the bad. I have truly come to see that when we can remain close to God and look for His blessings through the storms of life; then these two things alone will give us a reason to never give up; but rather, to keep moving straight ahead…no matter what may cross our path.
The thing I praise God the most for today; is that when I am weak, with my head barely above these troubled waters…His love reaches down and gives me a means of escape. You know…I have come to see that when we can allow the brokenness within, to bring us to God’s level; that is when we always receive the help we so desperately need…and this is what happened to me today. Thank you Lord, for ALWAYS being there for me!
Now it’s your turn. Maybe today, you are feeling stuck within one of these ruts in the road…and the discouragement has kept you there. May I encourage you to disconnect yourself, from these moments that are attempting to take you down for good…and instead, plug into God? One thing I can tell you for sure today…is that when you do this and begin to look beyond everything that seems so bad…to experience something good; that is when you will begin to also experience a new view of the circumstance…one that will once more bring hope back into your life.
Have a great day with God and many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…