Have you ever had a moment in your life, when you said to yourself…“If it hadn’t been for the Lord; then I don’t know what would’ve happened to me?” As I look back on my own life, I know one thing…if God would not have been by my side…through all that I have experienced; then I probably wouldn’t be here today…being used by Him, to encourage you.
One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 27:13 and we read…“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
You know…I think sometimes we become so caught up, in what is happening to us…and how overwhelming the situation seems to be at the time; that we don’t stop to see how God is sustaining us through it all.
Do we realize that if it wasn’t for God’s loving and everlasting arms holding us up; that we would fall deeper into total despair? Even though Satan afflicts us and is out to destroy us…and even though he has a way of convincing us that this will happen, by what is taking place in our lives; that doesn’t mean that it will happen. I think that if we could stop at the end of each day and see how we survived the moments that just seemed so bad; then we would find hope…not only for what we are facing at the time…but a hope that would continue to help us, as we walk through the struggles and challenging moments of life.
I remember a time, when everything that could have gone wrong…went wrong in my day. As I sat on the edge of my daybed in the office, I looked at a picture of Jesus that I have hanging over my desk and I said to Him and myself… “Today is almost over…and a new day will begin…so just hold on Diane, until tomorrow…and you will see that everything will be alright.”
No matter how bad your life may seem right now…take a little time and focus on how far God has brought you. If you can get your thoughts on Him and where He is leading you; then your thoughts won’t be on the problem.