“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:18
“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:18
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9
“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:13
Hello everyone…and a big welcome this week, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I want you to know that I am so happy to have you with me today and my prayer for you; is that you will come to see that you are never alone, in your hour of need!
I’m sure that every one of us has experienced lonely moments; that made us feel, as if we were in a world of our own…and the bad thing about that; is that this kind of a world can become too lonely…to the place, where we want to leave that world and not feel alone any longer.
I remember a time, when I had an emotional breakdown. I came to the place, where I felt as if no one could ever understand the painful moments of my past. These moments that I once held tightly to on my own, were now beginning to slip through my fingers…to the place, where I could barely hang onto life any longer.
After getting up one morning, I went into the bedroom to make the bed and all the feelings that had been mounting up on my shoulders, were now weighing me down to the floor, where I sat and starred at a bed; that just seemed impossible to make. How could anyone ever understand these feelings?
Within a short time later…God began to show me that He did understand…but in a different way; then what I would have expected…for these moments of loneliness and hurt, were now leading me to a mental ward, in a local hospital.
As I paced the halls, with tears falling down my cheeks…never really knowing the reason for the tears; that’s when God began to step in and show me that He was truly with me. You know…He knew that no one could understand this deep embedded loneliness and pain from the past like Him…and I truly believe that this was the reason, why He took me away from the broken down life…where I barely existed…to draw me to Himself, in this hospital. I have to admit; that at first, I didn’t know where He was, in all that was taking place; but then the still small voice of His presence began to whisper love within my spirit…letting me know that He was going to bring me through these hopeless moments.
Later…after being discharged from the hospital, I sat in our living room…still struggling to figure out why I felt so lonely at times. I thought to myself…if there were 100 people in this room…I would probably still feel lonely…and Lord, why is that? I was so desperate for an answer…but as I continued to sit there and pursue what was bothering me; God began to once more speak to my heart, with that still small voice and say...“It’s because I would be missing.” Instantly, His words woke me up and made me realize; that even though I had accepted Him into my heart…I hadn’t allowed Him to share that heart and the past with me; for I was trying to muddle through these awful moments on my own, which finally became the reason why I felt so alone.
No matter what you’re facing right now…there is one thing that I can truly understand…and that is how a circumstance can place us in a world of our own. Today, we need to realize that this is a part of Satan’s plan…to get us alone with him; to the place where we can no longer find hope.
May I encourage you today; to get alone with God and let Him be a part of the problems that are weighing you down? One thing I can say from experience; is that even though the circumstance may attempt to place you in a world of your own…you will never be alone…because when you invite God into the problem; then He will also be in that world with you…giving you love…hope and an understanding heart; until He is ready to walk you out of that world...into something brand new!
Blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…