Tonight, I am sitting in the still and peaceful moments of a day that is about to find its end. The sun is shining through the trees, with shadows lying across the lawn…and it’s just God and me, which I just love! Moments such as these help me to reconnect to God and remain close to Him, after the trying moments of a busy day.
How many times do we take the opportunity to lay aside the weight, worries and cares of a day, to spend time with God? Don’t we realize that He is there…even more than the problems that surround us each day? I have truly come to see that even though the day has a way of taking me down…one thing I know…God is always there to lift me back up to my feet.
Many times, I think we try to stand tough on our own…holding tightly to what is attempting to take us down, when all along…we really don’t have to bear these difficult and draining moments alone. I remember a time in my life, when I would hold onto whatever had taken hold of me…until I fell beneath the weight of it all. Why do we allow ourselves to suffer in such a way, when there is a loving God…waiting with open arms to hold us and help us through these times?
These past few days have been very trying for me, while I attempt to get up and walk, from one room to another. I think that the hardest thing for me to cope with; is the thought that life isn’t as easy as it once was; but God continues to remind me that He is there for me…to hold me up and steady me, on the path that He has set before me.
One thing I have truly learned…through the hard and difficult times of my life; is that it isn’t about what I can’t do; but rather, it’s about doing what I can do. Maybe it’s not always easy…compared to the way that other people do it; but I’m doing it…and I’m accomplishing everything I set out to do…of course, with the help of my best friend Jesus Christ.
Life definitely isn’t always easy; but I have come to see that it’s not about focusing on the bad news…or the latest news of the day; but rather, it’s going beyond the bad news, to let God show us that we can truly do all things through Him. (Philippians 4:13)
A while back, I was saying to my husband; that if I would have taken hold of everything that has been hard to overcome in my life; then I wouldn’t have accomplished anything in life…and especially in the past 18 years of ministry work.
You know…I think that if we are going to throw a powerful weapon back at Satan…for what he attempts to do to us; then that would be a weapon that deadens his. In other words…when he says we can’t…then we rise above the problem with God’s help and prove to him that we can. You know…sometimes I may feel as if I am barely hanging onto life…but I am…and that is all that counts.
No matter what you are walking through right now, may I encourage you…through my own hard and difficult times, to press on with the strength of Jesus. Don’t allow Satan’s weapon of affliction to serve the purpose, for which it was meant to serve; but instead, let Satan know that no weapon that has been formed against you shall ever prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)
One thing I’ve learned through time; is that we definitely can’t get an attitude with God; but we can with Satan…and maybe it’s about time that we stand up to him…through the power of the Most High God, rather than wallowing down to these weak moments of affliction.
I have a saying that I wrote several years back and it goes like this… “My body may be getting old…I may not be rich…and the trials I go through may not always be easy; but I’d rather give praise to my God; then bow down before my weaknesses.”
As we travel this ruff and rugged narrow path to heaven…I pray that we will allow God’s grace to lead us there…a grace that is more than sufficient to help us over the obstacles and ruts; that attempt to slow us down and remove us from His presence…Amen!
Have a very blessed day!
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