Hello everyone...and a very happy and blessed welcome to my newest page... "Daily Dose of Encouragement at Diane's Place"!
As some of you may possibly remember...several weeks ago I was writing on my blog... "Writing thru Affliction"...but then I experienced some problems with the ministries website and I was out of commission for about 3 weeks. There's been much work to be done...and many times I definitely felt as if I was in a world of my own...but as you can see; God has once more proven Himself faithful in my life and in the life of this ministry...praise Him!
As we begin our time together, I would like to help you understand a little bit more about this brand new page that God has led me to. Throughout my life, I have come to see and experience moments of loneliness in different ways…and through different circumstances that I have faced in my life. I think the one that stands out the most in my life is when I was going through counseling for sexual abuse. This was a time in my life, when others walked away and didn’t seem to care about the difficulties I was facing, which only seemed to make this time in my life much harder to face.
As I continued to walk this broken path with God, I came to see that He had allowed these moments to enter my life, so that I could understand the loneliness and hurt that others were also experiencing in their lives, which brought about a prayer from my heart to His, which said… “Lord…let me always have a broken heart, for the one who is hurting and alone.”
After coming through the damage that had been done to the ministries website recently…I really didn’t know what was next for me, which once more made me feel as if I was in a world of my own; but then God was reminding me of the prayer that I had at one time said to Him…and from there, the header was made and every word that has been placed on this page came from the heart of God to me; so in short…God and I would like to make this a place or a haven…where those who have felt tossed along the wayside can come and find hope and encouragement. From what God has laid upon my heart, I will be posting a daily word of encouragement…or maybe even something that I have learned along the way…and from there, I would encourage you to also share whatever may be on your heart…that we may discover a closer connection with God together.
As I was beginning my writing to you this morning; God began to take me back to a Bible verse in Psalm 34:18, which reads… “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” The way I see it; is that God is going to use this page to love and encourage us through the pain and hardships of life…and even more; to let us know that we are never alone…and why…because He is truly the One who is closest to the brokenhearted.
I truly hope and pray that you will come back…and find this to be a place where you can find encouragement…and maybe a new friend...and a hope that can help you to keep pressing on…no matter what you may be facing at this time!
Till we meet again…take care & many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane (K Hiltz Chamberlain)
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