As I look back on my life…a life that seemed to be slowly suffocating, with deep pain and heartache; I see many times, when God reached out to me through His word, as a means of survival. In fact…the two Bibles that were used at that time are barely hanging together now; but I use them because they are a reminder to me, as to how God used each thought…word and verse, to give me renewed hope.
Today, as I opened one of those Bibles, God led me to two verses in Psalm 119:92-93, which reads…“Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.”…and this is exactly what God did for me!
When I look back, to the years that seemed so hopeless and defeated; God’s love reached out through His word, to show me His great love for me…and to also let me know that by using His word as a survival manual…I could make it…and I did.
How many of us quickly give into the feelings and the thoughts that only Satan longs for us to cling to…never realizing that God’s word is a powerful word that can take us out of these deceptive thoughts and bring us up to His level, where we can become distant from the problem. As I saw how God’s word could relate to what I was feeling and what I was experiencing at the time; that is when hope began to spring up once more within me…and as I began to dig deeper within His word; that is when God began to show me the hidden treasures of His word…treasures that could truly become the complete cure and remedy, for what I was facing at the time.
No matter what you may be experiencing right now…don’t succumb to the thoughts and feelings of a problem…whose only aim is to bring you down to nothing; but rather, get into God’s word and let His word be the survival manual; that can walk you out of despair, while bringing you even closer to His loving presence.