“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17
“But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
I Peter 5:10
“Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;” Psalm 30:11
“Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.” Mark 11:23
Hello everyone…and a big welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that you are truly experiencing God in your day and even more; I pray that you will come to live with the hope; that these troubles we face, will not last forever!
You know…the moments of affliction that enter our lives, can make us feel as if they will never leave. It seems like the symptoms of our problems continue to convey thoughts that keep us stuck within the walls of our circumstance…and when we can’t see anything good, except for the awful moments we’re facing; then we begin to feel suffocated within these walls, until we find ourselves giving into the thoughts that have finally seemed to convince us of no hope.
If we could only see that these moments of affliction are a process with God… a process that’s leading us away from the weakness that was first used by Satan, to put us where we are at the time; then we would find it easier to journey with God, until He brings us through these trying times in our lives.
I will never forget the long and drawn out years of pain and deep heartache I experienced! These moments were so overpowering at times; that I definitely thought that they were here to stay. It wasn’t until later; that I began to see a process taking place, which I like to call a “spiritual boot camp.” During this time, I could see where God was not only clearing out the clutter of my past; but He was also taking me through a process, where He was teaching me about life all over again…and until everything that needed to be removed was removed…and until everything that needed to be repaired was fixed and put back in its rightful place…the process continued on; but just because this process was a long and drawn out event in my life…it never was meant to stay.
We must remember that whatever God allows within our lives; is not meant to stick around forever; but rather, it is meant to repair or strengthen the weak areas in our lives that God longs to make stronger. Look at it this way…when a storm is brewing on the horizon, it eventually makes its way to where we are. The rain may pour down…the winds may be strong and the skies dark…but a time does come, when the storm moves on and everything becomes clear and sunny again. Well…in a similar way; this is what happens when the circumstances that enter our lives becomes a fierce storm. The tears of rain may pour deep within the heart, while the darkness surrounds us; but as soon as the storm of circumstance has passed through…a new dawn will appear before us and the sunshine of God’s presence, will be felt even more within our lives.
No matter what you are walking through right now…and no matter how fierce the storm may seem; just know that whatever God is allowing within your life…for whatever reason it may be…this too shall pass…and God will NEVER be a defeated God in your life; so just wait out the storm and when the storm has moved on; you will truly begin to see the reason for the storm, which will cause your heart to rejoice, in a God who never fails or forsakes His own! Praise Him!!
Many blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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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."