BIBLE VERSES FOR THE DAY
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
Hello everyone…and how is your Monday? Thank God for not only a new day; but a brand-new week…one where He is more than able to clear the slate of our yesterdays, to create something new…something that can help us to keep pressing on…praise Him!
I don't know if you noticed; but this past Friday's writing was posted a little later than usual…and why…because I couldn't get the page to load, where I normally post the writings. I actually had been having a little problem for several days prior to that; but it wasn't like what I was experiencing Thursday afternoon. Every time I tried to bring up the editing page…all there seemed to be, was this nice white page with nothing on it.
After trying everything I could think of to fix the problem, I contacted someone…and to my surprise, they said that the page was working…and that I should try using another browser. After trying several browsers with no success, I began to talk with God even more about the situation; but I also decided that I had done everything that I could do…and that it was time to leave it all in God's hands.
By Thursday night, I decided to try and see if I could bring up my editing page one more time before going to bed, as I wanted the writing to be posted by Friday morning; but yet, the page still wasn't working. After closing down my computer, I decided to have some quiet time alone with God and share every thought and feeling that was attempting to weigh me down at the time.
As I began my visit with the Lord, I mentioned that I didn't understand why He hadn't answered my prayer…and I also told Him that I didn't understand the reasoning behind all of this; but that I knew He had to have had a reason for not responding to my prayer…and that I was going to walk through this time with Him and trust Him all the way, even if it meant that I would have to walk down a different path with Him.
After waking up Friday morning, I got around and came into the office and attempted once more, to see if the editing page was working. As I waited patiently for the page to come up; all I ended up seeing before me was that beautiful white page once more. From there, I thought to myself…ok…time to go into the kitchen and do something else, so God could work in His own way. I have to say that as I left my office, there was peace…and even as I worked in the kitchen…to prep something for dinner that night…I was happy and truly enjoyed my time there.
Once I had finished prepping the dinner for that night, Keith and I had lunch…and never once did I think on what hadn't taken place in the office that morning. In fact, Keith and I had a nice visit and a good lunch…and then I did a little vacuuming and took a shower. Even as I entered the office once more, I was at peace…and knew deep in my heart that God was in charge…and that His will would be done…in His way.
After entering the office, I turned on the laptop…got comfortable on the daybed and was preparing to do anything that God had planned for me at that moment. Once the computer was warmed up and ready to go, I went to check a few emails first; because for some strange reason, my email accounts were responding also, in a similar way to my editing page on the website. Anyways…to my surprise, the email pages popped right up…and much faster too. From there, I thought…ok…time to see if the editing page on the website is working, so I went over there…and as I put in the password and clicked on the editing page button…everything immediately came up…and you want to know what I did from there? I posted the writing, with much praise in my heart!
Later, I still didn't know why God had allowed all of this to happen; but as I began to talk with Him about it; He helped me to understand that Satan was once more putting His foot through the door of this ministry, where he did not belong…as a means of stopping this great work. From there, I also came to see that God was allowing these difficult moments to remain for a time, as a means of testing me. In other words, He wanted to see which direction I would go, when all hope seemed to be gone.
You know…we all seem to experience similar situations such as these. First, we get attacked by Satan…and from there, we seem to try everything we can do to resolve the problem on our own, while praying from the depth of our hearts repeatedly, for God to come and rescue us from these terrible times. Do we ever stop to think that maybe God is waiting to see if we will trust His will to be done first?
When you've tried everything, you can try…and all hope seems to be slipping through your fingers…do you know what direction you are going to turn to from there? I think that the thing that has stuck with me the most, after facing what I went through this past Thursday and Friday; is to not allow the darkened moments to overtake me; but rather, trust God through those darkened moments…One who can help me to remain standing, as I wait on Him…knowing in my heart that He will never leave me or forsake me.
Wow…what a way to begin the week! I truly hope and pray that this God inspired writing has touched your heart today, in a way that it has mine! I want you to know that I sure have enjoyed my visit with you today…and I hope that you will return again tomorrow, for another great God inspired visit! Take care…and ALWAYS know that God is with you! God bless you so much!
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