“He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” Isaiah 40:11
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10
“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:13
“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.” Deuteronomy 33:27
Hello everyone and a big welcome to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your day is going well and that we all will truly be blessed today, as God shares His heart with all of us!
Have you ever felt the loving arms of God holding you, during a difficult time? Did you know that one of God’s ways of holding us; is when He suspends us above the problems in our lives…to give relief…strength and peace; so we can continue to hold on and make it through the dark moments in our lives.
You know…the moments when we feel as if we aren’t making it but yet we are…these are truly the moments when God has His loving arms around us. There was a time in my life, when I was going through some very painful moments of counseling, for a sexual abuse that took place at a very young age. At this particular time, I had just left a very difficult session of counseling…and after my ride had dropped me off, I went directly into my bedroom…wrapped my arms around the post of the bed and cried from the depths of my being…until there were no more tears to cry. As I sat on the side of the bed…starring out the doorway, I happen to get a glimpse of my Bible sitting on the bed and as I opened it…Psalm 34:18 stood out, among all the other verses on that page, which reads… “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” After reading this verse, I sat there stunned and I instantly thought to myself…God is here in this room. From that moment on, I began to feel the loneliness leave and there was even a time, when I truly felt, as if God had sat on the bed next to me and wrapped me in His loving arms.
Can you imagine what we would truly experience with God, if first, we would be willing to let go of everything and pour our hearts out before Him? I truly believe that when we do this; then we are also placing our hearts in His loving arms; so He can hold our hearts close to His.
Many times in the past, I remember saying to myself… “I’m not making it”…but every single time I thought I wasn’t going to make it through the pain and heartache of a broken life; God just stepped in and held me close, as He led me to Bible verses…songs and other forms of inspiration; that would truly become a reminder to me; that He was there…suspending me above the difficult moments…in arms that were sustaining me and holding me close, until He was ready to move me onto the next pathway.
Today, you may feel unloved and forsaken, while walking through some very difficult times in your life. May I encourage you, to get alone with God and let it all go into His loving arms? Let Him take your heart and hold it, until He picks up the broken pieces and makes your life brand new again…God bless!
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."