Hello everyone! Here we go…another new week…and I don't know about you; but I am praising God for these brand-new days that lie ahead of me; because the hope God gives us, is that each new day is filled with new possibilities…something that can continually give us a brand-new start in life. Praise Him for that!
You know…it seems like we tend to experience moments in our lives, when we come to God and pour out our hearts before Him…asking Him to help us through whatever we may be facing at the time; but for some reason, we feel that we just don't seem to get any response from Him. I would say from my own experience; that just maybe we aren't listening for a response. In other words, are we going to God for help…only to re-enter the wallowing hole of despair, or is it that we are maybe trying to look for Him to respond in the way we feel He should?
Recently, I was experiencing some very overwhelming days…and I mean overwhelming days. It seemed that I was continually making notes, to keep up with all that needed to be done…and to top it off, I was experiencing quite a bit of pain, which only led me to feelings of exhaustion. By time I hit Saturday evening, I was feeling overwhelmed, to the place where I couldn't see anything changing in the days to come, which only overwhelmed me even more.
That night, I found myself going directly to bed…and as I laid there, I said to God… "I will see you in the morning…I'm just so tired." I guess He saw that as my way of letting go; because Sunday morning began to look a lot brighter, as ideas began to flood my mind…ideas that could give me more rest. As I began to see how God was piecing everything together in such a caring way…my heart began to come alive, as I was truly experiencing the presence of Almighty God in those moments.
Last night, as I was looking through some Bible verses, God was reminding me of a verse that He had recently shared with my heart and it's found in Isaiah 30:21, which reads… "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." This is exactly what I was experiencing Sunday morning! It seemed that after I had let go of every thought of my own; God was already stepping in and saying… "Listen Diane, this is the way, walk ye in it." Ever since that moment, I have had peace, and those overwhelming and out of control moments are now a thing of the past.
Maybe today, you are struggling to know what direction to take…one that can lead you out of a circumstance. May I encourage you by saying; that when you choose to ask God for His help…and are willing to let go of every thought of your own; that will become the time when He enters your heart and mind and become the remedy you so desperately need.
The other day I was thinking…why do we have to be brought so low in life, before we are willing to let go of ourselves, so God can enter and work on our behalf? Don't we realize that He is already willing and ready to help us? I've learned so much over time, due to all that I have had to face; but one thing that has truly been embedded within my life; is that God is the only one I can trust, to bring me out of times that just seem so impossible for me to get through alone. Even though it's been a rough road for me…I don't regret any part of this journey with God; because I have learned so much and the thing, I have learned the most; is that He is the only One I can trust to take care of me.
As we close this time together today, maybe you are facing difficult times that seem to have no end. Maybe you have begged God repeatedly for His help; but nothing seems to happen. Why not let go of everything except for Him and give Him the space He needs to help you. He loves you so much…and He longs so much to make the crooked paths straight…and guess what…all He is asking of you is to move out of the way, so He can enter and make all things new.
Oh Lord, I pray that you would truly be with all of those who are struggling through the hard and difficult times of life right now. Please be with them in a way, where they can feel your presence and know how much you long to help them. I pray even more that they will find the strength to trust you and make room for you to enter their lives; that they may experience your presence, in the way that I have experience your presence so many times in my life…Amen!!
May you truly have a very blessed day…and I will look forward to another visit with you tomorrow…God bless!
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