Hello everyone… “Happy Thursday”…and a big welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so glad you decided to stop by today…and my prayer for you; is that you will truly experience God in your day!
These past few days have been very busy days, with pain and a lot of tiredness…and as I was listening to one of my favorite songs today, by Yolanda Adams; I was being reminded, as to how we should never allow these discouraging moments to take us down; but rather, we should allow God to help us to rise above these discouraging moments of despair.
Seventeen years ago, I began this ministry, with God’s help and one of the first things He taught me…which I quickly passed along to my readers; was to never hold tightly to despair; but to make an exchange…my weakness, for God’s strength. Through this time of learning and growing in Him, I came to see that weakness could never be strengthened through Him, unless I was first willing to hand all my weaknesses over to Him.
You know…I remember a time in my life, when doing my very best…or pursuing life; never really mattered much to me. Second best always seemed to be good enough; but I found out later; that I never longed to do my best because my weaknesses were in the way…pulling me down and keeping me from going beyond second best, to experience God’s very best for my life.
There is a feeling a person gets, when they are being snagged and pulled down by weakness; which can make us all feel, as if we’re caught up in a raging storm…as we struggle to just keep our heads above the troubled waters.…and this is why we truly need to let go of our weaknesses and hand them over to God…in exchange for a perfect strength that can help us to stay above the weakness.
In my own life, I find that the pain I experience, from day to day, has a way of convincing me that first, I can’t make it…and second; you’ll never be able to achieve all that God longs for you to achieve; but those feelings are only coming from a deceitful lie, while the pain becomes the decoy; that Satan longs to use, to draw me further into weakness.
You know…it’s a good feeling to know that God is only a prayer away…and that His strength can be made perfect through our weaknesses! One of my life verses is found in 2 Corinthians 12: 9…and we read… “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Just think…with God in our lives, we don’t have to live with weakness; but we can experience a strength that can cause us to rise high…to a place where we can truly feel the power of God’s presence resting upon us…wow!
I know how hard life can be…because my whole life has been very difficult at times; but may I encourage you…as I remind myself; that there is a strength that can take us up to a realm, where we are no longer face to face with our weaknesses. Reach up to God today and let Him take hold of you and lift you high above despair!
Well…this has been another great time together today…and I pray that as you begin another new day; that you will lean on a perfect strength that can keep you standing, even in the midst of weakness! Take care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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