Hello everyone…and how are you doing today? After a very warm night, I have just been sitting here in my office…relaxing and listening to some music. You know…sometimes I find that it's just so nice to sit and stare out the window and not think about one thing for a while…and just soak in the peace that comes with it.
As I have been enjoying my time alone this morning, I was thinking on how it can be so easy to let our minds wander off and drift away into thoughts that only remind us of where we may be at the moment…and once we allow our minds to become trapped within thoughts such as these; we can also find ourselves focusing on how difficult life may be; to the place where we completely forget about the past moments of God's faithfulness…which only seems to lead our hearts from there, to a feeling of hopelessness.
While I was off recently…I was dealing with so many physical issues…and I don't know about you; but when one thing seems to pile on top of another; these become the moments when we can find ourselves gradually losing hope, as our thoughts seem to take us deeper into a place where we feel as if these issues will never be resolved.
One thing that God did remind me of while I was off; is that I needed to get back up to my feet and not allow the blows of evil to keep me down. From there, God gently helped me up and began to show me the many moments of His faithfulness in my life…moments that I honestly didn't feel that I could ever walk out of.
Once I began to shift my thoughts over to the many times that God had rescued me…from what seemed so impossible; the weight of all that I was going through at that time seemed to lessen…and the load that once felt so overwhelmingly heavy was now being removed, so I could gain a new strength to press on.
While looking through some Bible verses this morning, God led me to a few verses in Psalm 89:1-2, 8, which reads… "I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that Your love stands firm forever, that You have established Your faithfulness in Heaven itself. Who is like You, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and Your faithfulness surrounds You.”
Can you imagine what life would be like, if we could only reflect on God's faithfulness, rather than the problems that stand before us? The way I see it; is that God has had to be faithful up to now…or otherwise, we just wouldn't be here to think on what He's done.
One thing that God is reminding me of right now; is that our thoughts and words will either keep us tied into a feeling of hope…or they will just lead us deeper down a path of hopelessness…the choice is up to us. Yes…life may be miserable and filled with pain and deep heartache; but when we allow our thoughts to take us back to the moments when God made the impossible possible; that is when these difficult times were presently enduring won't seem so hard to bear.
No matter what may be weighing you down today, may I encourage you…as God has encouraged me; to take a little time and become deeply focused on the moments when God was so faithful in your life. One thing I know…when you do this; that is when hope will truly spring up within you…and you will once more see that you can truly do all things through the One who can help and strengthen you, during the difficult times of your life.
Have a very blessed day…and I will look forward to our next visit!
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