Hello everyone…and how are you doing today? This morning, as I've been preparing for our visit, I've been thinking on how we can easily find ourselves giving into a difficult moment…all because we don't see an answer for it, in the way that we expect it to be.
Lately, I have been struggling with what seems to be so many things. It seems like it doesn't matter what direction I turn; I am either seeing myself with a need or someone else with a need. I guess it's because we are no longer living in the end times; but rather, the final hours of this life here on earth.
Sometimes, while facing my own health issues and whatever else may arise, I can easily find myself weighed down by these moments…and even the moments when I write on these topics. Don't get me wrong…I am here for God all the way; but there is also an evil that is out to get what he can, before these final hours draw to a close.
The important thing that God is reminding me of, as I sit here with you this morning; is to never weigh out a situation…to the place where we convince ourselves that all hope is gone; because I have come to see that this is the direction in which Satan longs for us to go. If he can get us caught up so deeply in despair and hopelessness; then he also knows that this will give him a greater chance to take full control of our souls.
I don't know about you; but I can experience lingering circumstances that weigh heavier on me as time passes by…and it seems that the more these moments keep piling up…the more they attempt to convince me that nothing will ever ease this burden from me…or that nothing could ever be great enough to remove them from me…but you know what…as I was sitting here this morning…looking out my window; God began to remind me that even though these circumstances we face can weigh heavily upon us…to the place where we feel as if there will never be a means of escape from them…there is.
Yesterday, I was thinking back to the very first knee surgery I had, which was about 52 years ago. Just before going to the hospital, a relative had given me a red cassette tape player, with an AM/FM radio, which will tell you pretty much, as to how old I am. Anyways, I wanted to have a tape to take with the player to the hospital, so my brother took me to Zondervan's. As I looked through the many cassette tapes…one stood out the most, which was a group called the Renaissance. Little did I know that the songs on the cassette tape would not only be used in my life at that time; but also 52 years later…and one of the songs that God seems to bring back to my thoughts the most is "Greater Is He That Is In Me"…and here are a few of the lyrics to this song… "Satan's like a roaring lion, roaming to and fro; seeking whom he may devour, the Bible tells us so. Many souls have been his prey, to fall in some weak hour; but God has promised us today, His overcoming pow'r. Greater is He that is in me…greater is He that is in me…greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world."
I don't know about you; but there can be times when I just need a good awakening…out of the dismal sleep, of all that Satan attempts to place upon me. This morning, I was just asking God to draw closer to me, as I seem to need Him more and more each day…and He did just that. I sure hope that you felt His presence too…and that you will always know that no matter how weighed down life can seem; that He's there for you, just as He has been there for me this morning…and so many times in my life.
Well, it's time for me to move on into other work for the day; but I sure hope that your Tuesday will be a good one…and that you will come back tomorrow and pay me another visit! Take care…and may God truly bless your heart!
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