“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; 24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23-24
“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Hebrews 10:23
“I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Psalm 118: 13-14
Hello everyone…and a big welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so glad that you were able to stop by today for a visit and now my prayer for all of us; is that we will come to experience a renewed hope…a hope that will reassure us that God is always with us…no matter what we go through and no matter how bad the situation may appear at the time!
You know…I think that we all have had moments in our lives, when our rope of hope, had now turned into a thread of hope. Here we are…climbing a steep mountainous problem and as time has now taken a toll on us; so has the hope that we once clung to. As we dangle from this mountain that has been in our way, for quite some time; fear and all kinds of negative thoughts attempt to convince us that we won’t make it.
One thing we must remember today; is that just because our hope has dwindled; that doesn’t mean that we still can’t climb that mountainous problem; that we have been facing for so long. I remember a time in my own life, when I was admitted to a hospital because I had emotionally lost it, due to a dysfunctional home life and the results of sexual abuse as a child. Just after my husband had left the waiting room at the hospital, to head off to work; I sat there all alone…starring down at the floor…and I thought to myself…there is no way that I will ever get out of this mess I’m in. I had sunk so low in life; that the rope of hope that had kept me going for so many years, was definitely now a thread of hope.
There were times, when I could sense God’s presence…even though I wasn’t as close to Him, as I am right now...and I even remember Him speaking to me, with that still small voice within my spirit; but nothing could convince me at the time; that I would ever overcome these horrible moments in my life.
Today, as I think back on all those very difficult times that stood before me; I see where God was truly standing on His promises to me; because even though I couldn’t see a bright ray of hope…I was still climbing that mountain. It may have been baby steps that kept me going but I was slowly climbing out of all the rubbish of my past with God…just as He had promised me.
You know…I think sometimes, we just become too focused on how bad life is…just as though we are looking at a frayed piece of rope; that before we know it…we have convinced ourselves that the last thread of hope will never be strong enough to hold us up above a place of total destruction.
One thing I can say for sure; is that God not only kept His word to me, during those difficult times in my life; but I also came to see and truly experience the loving care that God had for me, throughout those difficult times, which only reminded me that no matter how the situation appeared to be…nothing or no one could take me to a place of destruction…because even though my rope of hope had now turned into a thread of hope…God was in charge and it was His strength within that frayed piece of rope; that kept me suspended above despair.
No matter what you may be experiencing right now…and no matter how bad it may appear to be; hold tightly to that last thread of hope…and just remember that God has control and He will use that last thread of hope, to pull you away from a place of total destruction.
Blessings so much on your day!
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."