*This writing was given from God's heart to mine, so I could share it with you. Claim this as your very own and find God's presence to very near, especially during times of trouble...God bless!
When I walk through the trials of this life, I have nothing to fear because the God I walk beside each day is much greater than the weakness that attempts to override me and take me down. There's a calmness that enters my spirit, when I know that God is near; for when I am with Him...His presence brings a quiet and peaceful feeling that makes me feel safe and secure...and what a perfect place to escape the chaos and overwhelming thoughts that attempt to place me in a prison cell of despair. This place that brings peace during the troubled times, not only becomes a safe haven; but a place where I am lifted up above mine enemies...the ones used by Satan to pull me down.
In these moments I spend with Him; I rejoice, with a heart of praise, rather than wallowing in self-despair; for He has rescued me and is suspending me in arms of strength and beauty; for I have now entered a place, where I am being safely protected, until its safe for me to travel on in life. No matter who forsakes me in this life; I always know that He will be there in times of weakness...for He's been there for me in the past.
"Oh Lord, just never give up on me or abandon me; for You already know how weak in spirit I can be. Instead...will You please point me in the right direction that will always keep me close to You...and distant from all evil; for I know how powerful You are...powerful enough to keep evil at its distance, just by making your presence known."
"Oh Lord, what would I do without You? Who would direct my paths and watch over me, in this life that can sometimes be so cruel and unknown to me?" "Thank You Lord...for it's the goodness of Your heart that causes You to care for me so deeply." "Sometimes Lord, I guess I just need to slow down and wait for You to make the first move, so I can receive all of Your benefits...benefits that can strengthen me...prevent me from a fall...and help me along this journey."
"Now that I know even more, as to what you long to do for me...and how You long so much to care for me, I will remain close to Your side...even closer than before and I will never quit the race that You have set before me...amen."