“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2
“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3
“He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.” Psalm 121:3
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.” Psalm 138:7
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 all of us; is that we will truly come to know without a doubt; that God will always be there for us…no matter what we face in this life!
Recently, I read a post from someone, on a social network and they said that they were beginning to wonder, if God had walked out of their life because nothing was getting better for them. As I read that post, I could definitely relate, as I have had moments in the past, when things not only looked bad…but came to a place, where I wondered too…if God had walked away and no longer loved me enough, to help me out of the overwhelming moments of despair.
You know…these difficult moments we face, can make us feel as if we are about to drown beneath the waves of our circumstance…or even take us through a painful fire; that never seems to be quenched. As we continue to focus on what the problem is attempting to convey to us; we find ourselves becoming frustrated…to the place; where what used to be trust in God, has now been turned into hurt and anger.
If we could only look back to past moments, when God had brought us through other overwhelming moments of affliction; then I’m sure that we would begin to see how He could once more help us through these trying times.
As I look back to my past…the problems, pain and deep heartache I faced, was so overwhelming; that I could barely find God, in the midst of it all. In fact, there were many times, when I had felt as though my rope of hope, had now become a thread of hope, which only made me feel, as if I was about to fall into a deep pit of destruction.
As time passed and I found myself at the bottom of the barrel…looking up; that is when I was finally able to reach out and take hold of God’s hand and let Him lead me out of these fiery trials of the past…and instead of making each problem a stepping stone that would take me further down; I was now gathering together the moments that I had overcome through God…and was now allowing them to become stepping stones that would take me further away from despair and onto a path that God had chosen just for me.
You know…God longs so much to take us by the hand and be with us, when we pass through the dangerous waters of circumstance and the fiery trials that attempt to consume us; but we must also be willing…out of faith…to trust God enough, to walk us out of these moments that seem to have no end.
Jesus never said that life would be perfect and He never said that we would be free from troubles; but He did promise to walk with us, through these fiery trials…until we have come out them…that is, if we are willing to let Him do so.
One thing I know for sure…if we could only take our focus away from the problem and the hopeless moments that attempt to take us down with the problem…and focus on a God that has never forsaken us; then I truly believe that we would no longer find ourselves walking in darkness alone.
Blessings so much 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."