One of the problems I dealt with the most throughout my life; was believing that God was truly there for me…and that He could love me for who I was…and why…because others seemed to walk away, while dealing with so much, due to my health. In fact…I remember a time, when I had walked down the road to my neighbors place, to see if a friend of mine would like to do something that day. As I went up to ring the doorbell…there was no response; but as I left the yard to go back home…I could hear laughter coming from a pop-up trailer. As I continued to walk on…my heart was so broken…to the place, where I began to feel in a world of my own, with just me and the knee problems that I was dealing with at the time.
Isn't it amazing, as to how we can relate the painful moments of the past…or even the moments of this present time, to how God must see us and accept us? Some Bible verses that have truly helped me overcome these feelings from the past, are found in Psalm 139:8-12, which reads… "If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9) If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10) Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11) If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12) Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee."
You know…it doesn't matter whether others accept us or not; because there is a God who will follow us through life and will remain committed to us…no matter where we are at the time…and why…because His love is a perfect love…one with no flaws. In fact…He doesn't see us in the way the world sees us; but rather, His love walks beyond every imperfection or problem we face, to love us anyways. I don't know how many times I have gone to bed at night and thanked Him for loving me…and for never giving up on me. Just think…no matter if we feel alone in a world of our own; He's in that world with us…whether we believe it or not.
One thing I have truly come to see, while facing moments such as these; is that even though our circumstances may lead us down a dark and lonely road…one where we feel that no light could ever enter…that isn't what God is seeing…for just as it states in verse 12 of our reading…"the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee." In other words…the dark moments of a circumstance may attempt to make us feel alone in the dark; but these darkened moments cannot hide us from the presence of God. We must remember that darkness and light are the same to God…and His presence alone can illuminate these dark moments that surround us.
No matter what we face in life…and no matter how alone these moments can make us feel…God is there; and He will be with us, even when we hurt so deeply…to the place that we find it difficult to call out His name; for I have come to see that when the pain of a broken heart silences us…God does read the tablet of our hearts; so never give up…and never feel that you have been abandoned in life…for God is already with you…it's just that the circumstance has been attempting to camouflage your view of Him.
Have a very blessed day…and ALWAYS know that God is with you…no matter where life takes you!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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