Hello everyone…here we are together again, sharing a brand-new day and a brand-new year! Over the weekend, while I was relaxing, I was thinking on what God may have for us, as we begin this new year together…and as I was thinking on this, I was also taken back to some moments when I was going through a time of counseling for sexual abuse and a dysfunctional past. One thing I was taught during this time, was to write down my feelings and not allow them to become bottled up within me, which has truly helped me along the way. Anyways, as I was thinking on this, I thought that maybe I could start out the new year with you, by sharing daily thoughts and feelings…in a way that would help us both to connect to each other and to God…and maybe even be the means of finding a remedy that can help us during these difficult times. It's amazing how doing something like this can truly free up the mind and ease the burdens we bear.
As we begin our time together today, I don't know about you; but lately, I have been experiencing some days that seem to be much harder to get through. It seems that within the past 2 years, the pain in my body has increased, along with the tiredness to. You know, I have come to see that there can be days when we feel as if nothing could ever go wrong…that is, until something unexpected hits us head on.
Maybe today, you are also dealing with something that just won't let up or give you a break. Maybe you're having a difficult time understanding where God is, in the midst of all that you are going through. You know…there used to be a time in my life, when I felt exactly the same. Yes…as I said before, I still go through some very tough times in my life, which I feel is a payback from Satan, for all I do for Christ; but something is different now. Instead of wallowing in these moments or feeling so low; that I can't get my head up off the ground, I come before God alone and just pour out my heart before Him. In fact…there can be times when I cry from the very depth of my being, until I have emptied out everything before Him…and you know what…it does help.
Today, I want to show you exactly what God is for me, while facing a busy life and one that is filled with chronic illness…and it says it all in Psalm 18:5-6, 16-19, and we read… "The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. 6) In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. 16) He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.17) He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. 18) They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.19) He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me."
One thing I want to tell you today; is that Jesus loves you so much and He sees every little thing you're walking through in this life; and even, as to how these moments can attempt to keep you from life itself; but when you cry out to Him and pour everything before Him…He will hear your cry and He will come and draw you out of the troubled waters and be the stronghold that you just can't be for yourself. From there, He will carry you on wings of love and take you away from these moments that just don't seem to give you a break…and why…because like the verse says… He delights in us. Maybe others can't take the time to care; but Jesus will always care…and I know; because I have experienced His presence in this way…so many times in my life, which has helped me through other difficult times to.
As we close, if you are hurting deeply, my prayer is that you will come to Jesus and let it all go. Let every broken moment be emptied out before Him; that He may pick up the broken pieces and make your life complete once more. Maybe you aren't strong enough to get through these times on your own; but I know One who can help you…and once your cry reaches His ears; He will be there…so never give up…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and I will look forward to another visit tomorrow!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
*If you haven't yet accepted Jesus into your heart…and have found the hope that can rescue your heart and save you from evil, I would encourage you to check out… "Come to Jesus."
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