Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed start to this brand-new week! As I sit here today…visiting with you right now…I may not know what you are experiencing at this time, as you begin another day; but I can say that I understand what you may be feeling; because with the chronic issues I deal with from day to day; there can be moments when it's not always easy to jump into another new week, especially after leaving a difficult one behind.
Last night, as I was talking with the Lord, on how I've been feeling lately…I was also sharing my heart with Him…a heart that continually needs Him so much. While sitting there in His presence, I began to talk with Him about a song that I had been listening to for the first time on Saturday evening…and how some of the words in this song was talking on how there can be certain moments in our lives, when we just can't hold on any longer. From there it went on to say that this is the time to remove these moments from our own hands and put them into the hands of God. After sharing this with the Lord, I began to say to Him… "Lord, there are times when these struggles I'm facing can be too much for me to handle, so will you come close and let me lean on you." From that moment on…peace began to flood my soul, as if God had taken hold of me at that very moment.
I don't know if you realize this; but every night, as I spend time alone with God, I am not only praying for myself…but for you too; and one night as I was praying…I mentioned to the Lord, as to how some of you may be awake and hurting like me, while facing some kind of a broken issue in your life. It seems like these days, no one is able to escape these difficult moments of pain and hardship; but one thing I can encourage your heart with today; is that we can begin another new day…and even another new week; because there is a God who is greater than our problems…a God who can be the strength we need to hold onto, during difficult times such as these. In other words, He is One who is more than willing to let us fall into His arms and lean on Him, when we're just too weak to stand up and bear these burdens on our own. Just knowing that God is there for us in this way…truly gives us the hope and peace that we need, to help quiet these moments that can seem so out of control.
On a wall in my office, I have a powerful image of Jesus helping a young boy out of the darkness and into the light. Every time I look at this picture, it becomes a reminder to me that God can walk us out of any difficult situation; but only when we are willing to lean on Him, rather than trying to remain strong on our own.
Life may seem hard and almost impossible to get through at times; but I think it's only because we are the ones who are trying to figure out, as to how we are going to make it through. From there, these moments only seem to worsen with time, as each failed plan causes us to feel overwhelmed and out of control. One thing we need to remember; is that there is another alternative…One whose strength is greater than our own…and One whose strength we can lean on. Once we come to see this; that is when we begin to experience a hope that can truly replace the hopeless moments we once felt, which will help us to see that everything is going to be just fine.
Maybe today has already been a struggle for you…and you feel weak in spirit. Maybe it's been hard for you to just get out of bed and face another new day. May I encourage you to share this with God; for I have found that when we do; then He comes into these hard and difficult moments and lifts us up to our feet and says… "Fear not, I will help thee…just lean on me."
Praise God that He's there, when we need a strength that can overcome the weaknesses we face from time to time! As we close our visit today, I pray that God would enter whatever broken moment you may be facing…and that He will be the strength you need right now. May His presence surround you with a peace that will help you to see that you're not alone; but that He is there…waiting for you to fall into arms of love, so He can walk you out of these moments of darkness…Amen!!
Well, I don't know about you; but I've been inspired to keep going…and that is what I'm going to do right now. I hope that you will have a very nice and blessed day…and that you will return again tomorrow, for another great God inspired visit with me! Take care…and may God truly bless your heart!
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