Hello everyone & a big welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your day is going well and that you will come to discover God, in a deeper way, while walking through the difficult moments in your life!
You know…how is it that we look at loss, as something defeated in our lives? I guess it’s the thought that the more we lose…the worse we see ourselves as a person. I remember a time, when I would take loss so deeply to my heart…to the place that I began to feel like a piece of nothing.
One thing I have come to realize, through a lifetime of pain and heartache; is that loss only gives God a chance to fill us with more of Himself. In other words…the more we empty out of ourselves…the more room there is, for God to move in and be the god He longs to be in our lives.
Have you ever thought of it this way…when we are all about ourselves; then we are always going to do what we want and go where we want to go; but where is God in all of that? I truly believe that we can become so full of ourselves; that there is no room for God to be a part of our lives. How often do we say to God...where are you, when all along He is right there…waiting for some space to move in and make Himself real within our lives?
As I look back on my life, I don’t think that there have been very many moments, when I didn’t suffer from some form of loss. As a young girl, I remember the moments when my legs began to get so bad, with multiple dislocations; that finally the doctor said…no more biking…no more tennis and no more ice skating. At that time in my life, I didn’t understand why my siblings and friends always got the best in life, while I always seemed to be sitting on the sidelines.
Later, as I grew up, I would now watch my friends having children, while I became childless. As each year passed in my life…there seemed to be more and more loss. I have to be honest with you…I really struggled with this one and I really began to feel as if God stopped loving me; but as each loving desire left…God began to fill those empty spaces with Himself and before I knew it, I began to understand the reasons, for all that loss in my life.
You know…life isn’t always fair and loss can make us feel as if we have lost a part of ourselves; but when we look around the corner, from those moments filled with loss; we begin to see that God had a plan and in order for that plan to be made complete…He had to remove some things…to make room for the new things that He so longed to usher into our lives.
To this day, I have lost many things…including family members; but as I count those moments of loss; they will never compare, to what God has placed deep within my life. I love God so much and I thank Him, for giving me more than what I had before!
Maybe you too have been going through a lot of loss in your life…maybe loss of your health or someone you really cared about. No matter what it is…God never leaves us empty and barren; but rather, He takes that opportunity to fill us more with Himself. Look for Him, in all the empty areas of your life and I know you will find Him.
Blessings on your day!
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