“O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.” Psalm 139:1-6
Hello everyone! Welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so happy to have you with me today and my prayer is that we will truly come to see God, as the closest friend we could ever have…especially while facing moments of affliction.
Who could ever know our heart better; then the One who resides within the heart? Many times, while facing a moment of affliction; we sit to ourselves…feeling so alone, in the midst of whatever we are facing at the time, when all along, there is Someone else sitting close by…deep within the heart and as each painful feeling overflows within the heart; He is there…reading every thought and feeling that’s been etched within the walls of our hearts.
I remember a time in my life, when my doctor had restricted me to the upstairs level of our home because I was recovering from knee surgery, while living with another knee that could dislocate any time. As I sat in a room, with only one small window…for 3 months of my recovery, I would watch people in our neighborhood go on with their lives…never calling or never stopping by for a visit. With a deeply broken heart; God began to show me that I really wasn’t alone; but rather, He was there for me to talk to and through time, I came to see that all I had to do, was pull up a chair within the heart and He would be there for me.
Have we forgotten that God knows our hearts more than anyone…after all; He’s the One that created every part of our living being. While facing health issues or any other problem in our lives, there can be people who walk away; but one thing we must remember…God is there to stay and what a comfort that can be to our hearts, during the difficult times.
Over the years, I have learned to not only open my heart up to God; but to also lay out a welcome mat and allow my heart to be His dwelling place. I know that He resides deep within my heart…always there, for any time that I may need Him.
Today, you may be feeling lost and alone, while facing an overwhelming circumstance. Maybe you have even had people walk away in disbelief or just not fully understanding what you may be going through at the moment; but just know that there is One who knows the heart…probably even more than we know ourselves…and He longs so much, to be the greatest friend we could ever have.
Through the many years of pain and heartache that I have faced, I have truly come to see that God knew me and still knows me...more than anyone I know…and I know that He will listen to me and do everything He can to help and encourage me.
No matter what you’re facing…just know that you are never alone in this lonely world; but rather, there is a God, who longs to sit within your heart and read every thought and feeling; that you may be experiencing right now. Just look deep within the heart and you will find the greatest friend you could ever have…a friend that will never abandon you…but instead…love you through the difficult times.
Blessings on your Sunday!
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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."