“No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you. 19 In just a little while I will be gone from the world, but I will still be present with you. For I will live again—and you will too. 20 When I come back to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.” John 14:18-20
Hello everyone! Welcome back to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that you’re having a nice Sunday and that you will never feel alone, while facing the trying moments of this life; but rather, you will truly feel the presence of a loving God…always close and ever near to your heart!
Have you ever been caught up in a circumstance; that really made you feel as if you were all alone, as an orphan on a stormy sea? I have come to see that moments like these not only come, when people walk out of our lives; but also, the circumstance itself can take us to a place, where we feel lost and alone…no matter how many people are in the room at the time.
I remember a time in my life, when I had been juggling surgeries…pain and even some depression. As I lay in a bed in our living room, while recovering from surgery, I began to stare off into space and as my thoughts began to sink deeply into how lonely I felt at the time; God began to show me that the loneliness I was feeling, was not due to being alone; but rather, it was because I had gotten sidetracked, in the midst of all this rubble…to the place, where I was leaving God out of everything I was going through. In other words…I was walking alone through these dark valleys and that was the real reason for the loneliness I was experiencing at the time.
You know…we can experience moments, when friends and family walk out of our lives because they just can’t seem to understand what we are going through and moments like these can make us feel as if we are stranded and alone, on a stormy sea of problems. One thing we need to remember; is that the thing that makes a situation like this even worse; is when we don’t allow God to walk into these moments and be the God and close friend we need, during these difficult storms. I guess, we tend to believe…deep within the soul; that if others can’t understand what we are going thru; then how will God ever understand; so we don’t take the chance at opening ourselves up to God; but rather, feel that it’s safer to try and whether the storm alone.
I remember a time in my own life, when my circumstances made me feel as if I was all alone, on a stormy sea. Satan definitely had the troubled waters raging around me, as I stood on what was left of my life. As I looked off into the horizon, the clouds seemed to become even darker and I began to feel, as if I was about to go down within these troubled waters, for the final time. Finally…out of desperation, I cried out to God and within a short time, His presence came to me and held me close, until the troubled waters ceased to rage no more. From there, He took my hand and walked me to a path that has led me to where I am today.
As we close our time together today, I want you to know that no matter who has walked out of your life…or no matter how your circumstance has made you feel alone within yourself; there is a God that will never walk away and leave you as an orphan in the storm; but rather, He will come to you and hold you close and help you to weather the storm, until it ceases to rage no more…believe me, I know.
When we are willing to let go of everything except for God and allow Him to be the Father…to us as orphans in the storm; then these will become the moments, when the darkness and loneliness will leave, while a ray of hope will clearly begin to shine brightly within the heart.
Blessings on your Sunday!
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