Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! I hope you’re having a good day…and I pray that you will truly feel the depth of God’s love for you, in this brand new day…AMEN!!
This morning, as I was sitting here in my office…listening to some music and looking out my window; I was thinking on how some days can truly be more difficult to get through than others. When I experience ongoing pain and it seems to take several days to calm down; these days of pain can seem so long and endless…even to the place, where I could easily find myself giving up; but through it all, there has been one thing that God has been teaching me along the way and that is that I will never make it to my destination in life, when I choose to sit in the middle of the road and give up.
A Bible verse that has brought hope to me many times; is found in Hebrews 10:36 and we read… “You need to keep on patiently doing God’s will if you want him to do for you all that he has promised.”
You know…patience can sometimes be the hardest thing to hold onto, while walking down the difficult and broken roads of life. Seems like we just want to hurry through the problem and get beyond it; but I have come to see that these can be the moments, when we become the most discouraged…and why? Because when we attempt to hurry through a problem…and it doesn’t fall in sync with God’s timing; then we soon experience a fall that can sometimes hurt even more, than what we’ve already been experiencing…which only makes us want to give up.
On the other hand, we can also allow thoughts of temptation to slow us down or even bring us to a halt; but we must remember that when we fall prey to moments such as these; then we begin to experience moments of needless suffering, while preventing God from doing all He promised to do, as a means of bringing us out of despair.
One thing I know…without a doubt; is that there can be days, when we don’t want to get out of bed…or even step into a new day; but one thing I’ve also learned; is that when we choose to deal with affliction in this way; then we only find ourselves wallowing in the muck and mire, of where Satan longs for us to be.
Recently, I had a day where I was really struggling to keep my head above the troubled waters of pain. As I was sharing this with my husband; he said, “Diane, you must stay strong.” Even though that was his way of encouraging me; I was seeing it in another way. In fact…I was saying to him… “Keith, sometimes I’m so tired of staying strong;” but you know what…just after speaking that; God whispered in my spirit and said… “Diane, let me be strong for you.” As I walked away from that conversation…a new hope sprung up within me…and I continued to press on.
From what I’ve endured in this life...I’ve come to see that no one longs to suffer, in any way or any form; but at the same time, I’ve also come to see that these difficult times that seem impossible to avoid, have a way of nudging us along, when we let God journey with us. When we are willing to quit winging it alone and humble ourselves and say… “Lord, I need You;” that is when we truly come to experience a strength that can help us to continue the journey set before us…a journey that will eventually lead us to God’s very best! Don’t miss out on God’s very best, by sitting in the middle of the road.
Well…I don’t know about you; but these words from God to us, have truly touched my heart…and have given me a new hope…one that will help me to continue on, until I reach my destination in heaven. I hope that you will truly have a great day! Take care and I will hope to see you soon!
May God truly bless your Wednesday with His very best!
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