Hello everyone…and how is your Monday? You know, I was just thinking that there can be times when a new day begins and the hurts of yesterday spill over into another new day, which for some can make it very difficult, especially if they feel as if no one cares.
I remember a time, when I had experienced a very bad knee dislocation. As I was coming down to the kitchen, in the house we once lived at, my knee dislocated and I didn't roll down the stairs; but rather, I flew through the air and landed on my hip. Fortunately, I didn't break anything; but when I rolled over, my kneecap had gone over the joint surface and needed to be put back into place. I was in so much pain at the time; that I didn't even know what to do; but somehow, God gave my husband wisdom, as to how that could be done and before I knew it, the kneecap was back in place.
After stabilizing the knee, my husband took me up to the emergency room and they said that I would need to definitely get back with my orthopedic doctor the next day. To make a long story short, I saw the doctor and they got me set up right away for surgery, as I had ruptured the tendon and needed to have some reconstruction work done on the knee.
After returning home from the hospital, my doctor had me remain in the upstairs part of our home, as he was concerned about the other knee dislocating. Our bedroom at the time only had one small window in it, so this wasn't the easiest to get through, as I was shut up there for 3 months, except for doctor visits. To top it off, no one called or came for a visit, after my husband had returned back to work, which made those days seem even longer. I not only had to recover from a major knee operation; but I was now going into a little depression, from being alone so much.
Many times, I would call out to the Lord and ask Him why this was all happening? I would say… "Isn't it bad enough that I have to go through all of this pain and recovery; but on top of it all…be alone?" Later, He began to show me why He was allowing this into my life; and that was so I would come to see Him as a friend that I could converse with…a friend, who could truly fill all those lonely moments with Himself.
The other day, I was looking through some Bible verses and I came across one in Psalm 69:20, which I would like to share with you today, and we read… "Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none."
One thing I can say for sure; is that I definitely was able to relate to David, as I read this Bible verse. I think that at that time of that recuperation…many years back, the heaviness of my heart was just as bad as the pain in my leg. I just wanted someone to care for me; but yet I found no one, as I laid there for many hours alone. I can say that it was during those painful moments of my life; that I did find a reason to reach out to God. It's so amazing, as to how our circumstances have a way of nudging us closer to Him. I think that we find ourselves so desperate at the time; that we come to see that He is all we truly need…and that is what happened with me.
As we continue together today, there are a couple other verses in this chapter that I would also like to share with you and they are verses 29 and 33, and we read… "But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. 33) For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners."
Through these very painful moments of my life, I came to see that God not only was a good friend and companion for me at the time; but also, He was the only One who could rescue me from these moments that I felt stuck in. Even though others looked the other way and never showed that they cared; it was God who had saw the tears fall from within…and after reading every broken moment that was etched upon my heart, He came to save me…and even more, I came to truly see that He wasn't a God of word alone; but rather, a God who truly stands on every promise He makes to us.
Maybe today, you are experiencing something very painful in your life and no one seems to care. Maybe you feel lost in a world of your own and you just don't know if you will survive these moments alone. As I have walked through many painful moments within my own life, I would like to encourage you today, to turn to One who will not only say He cares about you; but will truly show that to you. He's already there…waiting to take you into His loving arms; but first, you must be willing to enter those arms and let Him be your everything. Once you share your heart with Him…and once you focus on Him and His word; I guarantee that you will never feel alone again.
Oh Lord, as we close this time together, I pray for the one who is broken in spirit…the one who has been tossed to the side and is all alone in despair. May you truly touch them, in a way that they have never experienced before; that they too, will come to see that they are loved and truly cared for…Amen!!
Have a very blessed day…and I will look forward to another visit with you tomorrow!
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