This morning, as I think back to the many times, when I endured moments that I never thought I'd come out of; I see these moments now, as little tidbits of hope that can help to keep me upright and pressing on, while facing other trying times in my life.
Before writing you today, I was flipping through some Bible verses that I came across over the weekend, while spending time with God before bed…and one verse that has truly stuck with me, is found in Psalm 56:13, which reads… "For thou has delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?" What hope this verse gives us; for it is reminding us that if God was there for us once; then He will surely be there for us again, when we feel as if we are about to fall.
As I'm sitting here this morning, I am thinking back to Saturday night, when I thought I just might lose my husband. After not feeling well, he came from the bathroom into my office, where we both had been watching some videos on YouTube. When he walked into the room, I noticed that he didn't look right…and after sitting down, he began to say to me that he felt as if he was going to pass out. I immediately got up and went over to him…and I would say that within a few seconds…everything changed drastically fast. His face and hands went pale in color and his eyes we're looking at me, as though he was already gone. He opened his mouth but no words came out and his pulse was very weak. As I tried to steady him in the office chair, so he wouldn't fall backwards…I found it very difficult to reach for the phone, so immediately, I called out to God for help…and I would say that within a minute or less, my husband began to lift his head up and talk…and as of now, he is doing much better.
While thinking back on all that had taken place Saturday night, there is one thing that has become very evident to me…and that is how I never fell apart emotionally. Even right now, as I write you, I am feeling a peace that I never thought I'd feel, after experiencing so much that night. You see…God didn't just help my husband; but He was also sustaining me through it all…and after reading Psalm 56:13 again this morning, I have been reminded that the God who once brought me through so much in my life, had once more been the God who truly was faithful, at a time when my husband and I needed Him the most.
You know…I'm just thinking that maybe we need to look back to the moments in our lives, when we felt as if we weren't going to make it…but yet we did. Maybe if we were to do this more often; then just maybe we would find the hope we need to cling to, while experiencing other hard times. I think that sometimes, we just find ourselves so caught up in what may happen next; that we lose sight of a God who has already been faithful…a God who has brought us to where we are right now.
As I close my letter to you this morning, my heart is full of praise…to a God who has once more proven Himself faithful…a God who has truly stood on the promises He has made to all of us in Deuteronomy 31:6, where it says… "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."
I sure hope that you have felt what God and I have been conveying to you today…and that you will always know in your heart…that the God who has always been with you, will once more be with you again…no matter what may come your way.
Well…it's time for me to move on into my day; but I sure hope that you will truly feel the loving presence of God in your day…and that you will know that He's right there beside you, for whatever you may need! Take good care…and come back again tomorrow, as I will have another letter of encouragement waiting just for you! Bye for now…and God bless!
With love & prayers…
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