*Let this God inspired writing...from His heart to yours, help you to once more discover the light of hope; that can once more enlighten your path, while walking in the midst of darkness.
When I look through times past as an adult, I see many instances where God was there for me...to even protect me and keep me free from the hand of evil...but as a child and young adult, it seemed to be more about everything that was going wrong at the time, rather than what God had been doing right...through the wrong.
How is it that we miss God's hand at work in our lives; but we find it much easier to thrive on every detail of our problems? Can you imagine the strength that we would have to face the problems standing before us now, if first, we could go back in time...and walk forward, while looking for every trace of God...moments when He silently stepped into our lives and spared us from another moment that could've spelled out defeat?
True hope isn't found as a word to be read in a dictionary; but rather, hope rekindles it's flame within us, when we can think back to a time, when God first allowed hope to be felt within us. The reminder of other times in our lives, when God was truly faithful, will allow a glimpse of light, to enter a darkened moment...one that would otherwise keep us imprisoned within darkness.
The circumstances we experience in life definitely have a way of becoming road blocks, to the moments when God once brought us through a trying time victoriously...for it's only aim is to keep us confined within a problem, while it's only goal is to bring us low...to a place where hope can't be found.
When we can reminisce on the times in our lives, when we actually witnessed the hand of God at work within us; then the circumstance will no longer have control over us; but instead, we will become caught up in moments of hope...a hope that will keep us high above despair...Amen!!