Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! It’s so good to be back with you…and to especially spend some quiet moments alone with God, which we all need every day. As we begin, I pray that we all will experience a hope that can truly keep us lifted up above the moments of despair that attempt to bring us low…Amen!!
Many times…the writings I share with you come from a heart that has first experienced what I write about…and these past couple of days, I have been through struggles like I haven’t been through for quite some time; but the thing that has truly brought me to where I am today; is that God’s compassion for me continues on and His mercies become new every day.
Each day, while I have been away from this blog, I have been spending a little extra time with God…and a few days ago, He took me through chapter 3 of Lamentations. Many times, I have read verses 22-23; but this time, I decided to go deep with this chapter and see what God had specifically for me…and through this time with Him; this is what I came to see… “No matter what roads God walks me down and no matter what is taken from me…life remains and the heart continues to beat…for these painful moments don’t consume me…for it’s His compassionate arms that hold me up, while walking me from my yesterday, into a new tomorrow…one that allows His mercies to become new each day.
Just because one day is rough…it can’t take me down and consume me; because a faithful God thrives within me…a God whose power cannot be taken down or consumed.
God controls the times, when He allows me to be cast off…and He will draw me back to Him, through a heart of love…for He does not willingly bring grief or affliction to any one of us. God brings about good through suffering…not defeat. Life hurts; but it doesn’t deaden us. No one can renew my life from day to day like Jesus. That’s the hope I have found to cling to; so I never let go of this hope or this God…for this is more than enough for me…Amen!”
These were some words of wisdom that God brought to me, during that very special time alone with Him. You know…it seems like the circumstances we face have a way of convincing us that these painful and troubling moments will defeat us for sure; but we must remember what it says in Lamentations 3:21-23… “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 22) Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23) They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
You know…we can have moments that seem so overwhelming and out of control…to the place where we question God, as to why He’s allowing so much to enter our lives; but from what I have been reminded of, over these past few days; is that all we need to do is to get our minds away from thoughts such as these and get back in touch with the One whose compassionate heart is always there for us, as a means of sustaining us through these times. Also…knowing that each new day can bring about something new; is a hope that can help us to keep pursuing the things that God longs to give us during these hard and difficult times.
I don’t know about you…but life isn’t always easy for me to get through. When pain continually tires my body and attempts to bring me low, I can find it so easy to want to throw in the towel…but then this loving God comes to me and reminds me that He’s still there…and not only does He allow me to experience His compassionate heart; but He also allows me to write through these moments, as a means of encouraging us all, while bringing evil to its knees.
As we close this time together, may I encourage you…as God has encouraged me; to stop focusing on where the problem may be leading you…and instead, start focusing on where God may be leading you through the problem? Instead of looking for the worst to happen, why not focus on the best you already have…a God who will never allow defeat into your life; but rather, a God who is always longing to share a heart of compassion with you…and a God whose mercies become new every day…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and I will see ya soon!
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