Lately, I have been struggling through a lot of pain, weakness and tiredness. These bad legs that I have had to deal with for over 50 years of my life…along with chronic illness, can sometimes allow my feelings to rise above the truth of what really is. In other words…the weaknesses I’m facing in life can take me down to a place, where all I seem to listen to; is what these weaknesses are attempting to convey to me…messages that remind me, as to how tired I am of pain and chronic illness…and messages that even attempt to make me believe that I have been abandoned by God.
No matter who we are…and no matter what we do in this life…we are not perfect. We may strive for that perfection; but it won’t actually arrive completely until we reach heaven. There will be times, when the burdens of this life will attempt to take us down…and there may be times, when we struggle hard to keep our heads above the troubled waters; but in John 16:22, Jesus is saying… “And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” An example of this verse is when a woman gives birth. She has a hard time and there’s no getting around it; but when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth because this new life wipes out memory of the pain. The sadness we experience is similar to that pain, but the coming joy is also similar…for a time will come, when joy will once more enter our lives…and it will be a joy no one can take from us…and we will no longer be so full of questions…or experience feelings, whose only goal is to take us down for good.
The encouragement that God is giving us all today is to not judge a moment by feelings alone; but rather, to also turn to His word and read the promises He gives us…promises that say that He will never leave us or forsake us. When we choose to go this route, during the difficult times of life; then our minds will always remain free…fully trusting Him for the results of these difficult times, rather than succumbing to feelings alone…feelings that only seem to take us further down paths of despair.
Have a very blessed day…and ALWAYS know that God is there for you…despite what your feelings are attempting to convey to you.
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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