Bible Verses for the Day | 2 Corinthians 4:8-10
8.) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9.) Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10.) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body."
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I sure hope that your day is going well…and I pray even more; that you will truly experience the presence of God…no matter what may stand before you today…Amen!!
As some of you know…the writings I share with you each day come from a heart that has experienced much brokenness. These writings aren't meant to complain or look for pity; but rather, they are meant to learn and grow from…and to also encourage us, while facing the hard and difficult times of life.
Lately, I have been sharing a variety of things that I have been experiencing from time to time; but recently, I have been experiencing something new…something that I quite can't put my finger on…and that is why my heart has felt numb to life lately.
The past few evenings, I've been talking with God about this…longing to find the reason for these feelings. It seems as though my heart isn't the same as it once was. I remember times…even while recovering from surgery; that I would sit for hours and dictate every word that God was opening up to me at the time…to the place where I was in a world of my own with Him. I also remember moments in my life, when I felt excitement for projects I would do around the house or even while cooking. I just loved to let my heart take me to something new; but lately, I have been trying to figure out, as to where all that went to…and why my heart feels numb to life.
As I began to talk this out with God even more, I did come to discover one thing…and that is how the pain and fatigue that I go through on a daily basis, along with a busy week…not only weighs down the heart; but it can make it feel numb to life, as though the pain and daily struggles have become wounds that have scarred the heart overtime, until the heart no longer feels what it once felt. Moments such as these can make us feel as if we have lost a part of ourselves…a part of ourselves that we once held so dearly to; but just as these Bible verses state above; we may find ourselves surrounded by troubles…and these troubles may attempt to weaken us and numb these hearts of ours; but at the same time, we haven't been defeated. There can be times, when we don't know what to do…or how to make it better; but we don't give up; because we know that God is there…somewhere in the midst of it all. I think that the thing we need to do; is to not focus on where we feel these moments may be leading us; but rather, we need to focus on where we are at the moment…and even though it may not seem to be a good place at the time; we are still making it.
One thing I've come to see about my own life today; is that it has been on a long journey of pain and heartache…and moments such as these can take a toll on a person over time. We don't sit and use these moments to have pity or even give up; but we allow God to use them, as a means of making us stronger. I guess the way to look at times such as these; is to see these wounds that have produced scars over the heart, as little reminders that we have overcome much…and that a time will come, when the heart will be made new.
Maybe you have been experiencing something similar to what I've been feeling lately…and you just can't figure out what has happened to you. Could it be that maybe your heart has been scarred over by life…to the place where you feel numb, due to everything that you have experienced overtime? Together, we must remember that these moments can't take us down for good, when Jesus is living within that heart. Even though these scarred areas of the heart may cause us to feel numb on the outside…Jesus is wanting to remind us; that the heart within is still very much alive, when we choose to reconnect with His presence…and this is the hope and encouragement that He is offering us all today…so go beyond the numb surface of the heart and seek Him deep within the heart; for that is when your heart will once more come to life.
Today, I praise God for opening our hearts to His words…words that not only speak wisdom to us…but words that can bring about healing and renewal. As we close our visit for today, I truly pray that you will have a very blessed day…and always know that you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Please come back tomorrow and spend some time with me, as we enjoy another great God inspired visit together! May God ALWAYS bless your heart with His loving presence!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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