“For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. (20) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (21) I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Galatians 2:19-21
Hello everyone and welcome back to Sunday Inspiration! I pray that you’re having a nice Sunday and that you will truly be blessed today, as I share God’s words with you!
How many times do we feel as though God has forgotten us? Seems like the trials we experience can go on and on, until we begin to wonder, if they will ever have an end. After a while of going through difficult moments such as these, life can take a toll on us and even attempt to convince us to give up on God.
One thing we need to remember; is that when we bring the shattered pieces of our lives before God; they will never go unredeemed. Sometimes, we just need to sit back and relax and leave the work up to God.
I remember a time, when I was facing moments, when I felt as though things would never turn around in my life; that is until God led me to our Bible reading for today, which is found in Galatians 2:19-21. As I sat alone with God one day, He began to remind me that when I gave my life to Him; these became the moments, when I spiritually died to myself. In other words, it was time for me to get out of the way, so He could rise up in my place and do the work that He so longed to do. As I became humbled through my pain and heartache, it was as if I had fallen to the ground, so God could rise up and lift me up with Him. I eventually learned that it was only through the power and grace of a mighty God; that I could walk out of these moments that just seemed too difficult to do on my own.
You know…maybe you are going through some tough times and these times have felt long and drawn out; but I know a God that will come to your rescue and He will not forget you. Even as I’m sharing this piece of hope with you; God seems to be taking me back to moments, when I felt the same way. I remember long and I mean long years of surgeries…pain and deep heartache. In fact, it was as if I had left one thing, to experience another; but today, I can say that God kept His word. The bits and pieces of my heart that I had brought to Him many times; never went unredeemed. Sometimes, I just think that He was waiting for me to get out of His way. It was only through a moment in my life, when I fell powerless to the ground; that God began to rise in my place.
You know…we are never forgotten by God. In fact, I think that we are the ones that make ourselves distant from Him…just by the way we react to a difficult situation. When we feel the need to have control over a trying circumstance in our lives; then God must be looking down from the heavens and saying… “If you feel you know how to handle this problem; then I will just step out of your way.” Never do we realize that we are pushing God away from us…that is, until we come to see it for ourselves.
If we are ever going to experience the true and lasting power, of a great and mighty God in our lives; then first, we need to let God know that we are nothing without Him. When we are willing to fall powerless before Him; that is when He will begin to rise up in our place and do a great and mighty work…a work that will lift us up with Him…high above the moments of despair.
May God truly bless your Sunday and the new week to come!
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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."