“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3
“This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours! 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yours, and my thoughts than yours.”
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” Psalm 62:5
“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Prov. 3:6
Hello everyone and a big welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! It’s so good to have you with me today and my prayer for you; is that when you leave this time with God; that you will have taken hold of a piece of hope that will truly see you through the struggles and challenges of this life!
You know…I don’t know what you have faced in your life…or what you are even facing at this time; but through my own life experiences, I have come to truly understand what it’s like to walk down a darkened path…and I mean a darkened path.
These paths that we fall prey to…through a circumstance, can be pitch dark and a feeling can surround us, as if we will never see the light of day again. We can even feel as if we are always stumbling over life…and even feeling our way through life; in hopes of finding a glimpse of light that can lead us safely out of these troubling times.
One thing I remember the most, while walking down a darkened path, were the moments when I would cry out to God for help, until there were no more tears to cry. It seemed like life had gone silent and the presence of God could barely be felt. Many times I wondered where He had gone to and it appeared as though my life was just one continual mess, rather than a master plan…designed and ready to live out by God.
After many months of begging God for His help, I came to see that if I couldn’t understand what He was up to…or whether He was up to anything at all; then I would have to simply trust His heart, to help my heart through the darkness that stood before me.
Through this life experience, I came to see one reason why God wasn’t answering my prayer…and that was because He had a plan…a plan that only He could know and understand and that plan would first have to teach me how to lean on Him and trust Him…to walk me through the darkness, until I was able to once more reach the light…the place, in which I could truly see what He had in store through these difficult moments that I was walking through.
You know…sometimes, when we can’t see a light through the dark moments of circumstance and when we just can’t see a plan unfold before us…for all we are going through at the time; then we must simply trust the heart of God, to bring us through these troubling moments…and it must be in His way and in His time.
A circumstance can definitely make it difficult for us to see what’s ahead and these moments can even make us feel as if God has abandoned us; but we must remember that His light can enter these darkened moments and see what we can’t see…and that’s why we need to trust His heart, rather than our own.
Blessings 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."