Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! It’s so good to be back with you today…and after a long work day yesterday…it feels so good to just quietly spend some time alone with God. I truly hope and pray that your day is going well…and that the presence of God will surround you, in all you do this day…Amen!!
You know…we all face moments, when sometimes we just feel as if we can’t keep our heads above the troubled waters. Life seems to get out of control…and all we seem to feel, are the tears of a rough moment falling down our cheeks.
After a very long and busy yesterday, I found it difficult to get out of bed this morning. Seems like the tiredness and pain have taken over my body at times…to the place where I feel weak and even find it difficult to walk. These struggles we face from time to time can make it feel as if we have been thrown into a troubled sea…one where the waves of affliction keep smacking us in the face. We call out to Jesus and finally get relief…only to have another wave hit us head on. I have definitely found out over the years that moments such as these can make it very difficult to stay afloat.
Just before writing you today, I had decided to come into my office a little earlier and spend some personal time alone with God. It seems like lately, I have been on “overload”…and when a person is already tired, while dealing with chronic pain; then the struggles seem to feel even more out of control.
As I sat on the daybed and stared out the window; God led me to a beautiful song that I had heard some time back, titled… “Take Me to the King.” As the words came into my thoughts…tears began to flow…and before I knew it; I was sobbing from the very depth of my being.
After gathering my thoughts back together and wiping my eyes; I began to feel as if God was crying with me. In Isaiah 63:9 we read… “In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years.” What a beautiful Bible verse…one that truly draws the heart even closer to God! Just think…when we suffer…He also suffers with us and can feel the depth of each painful moment; that attempts to bring the heart down low…and from there, He lifts us up on wings of love and carries us through these difficult times, until we are strong enough to continue on…and this is exactly what He’s done for me today.
Let’s face it…no matter who we are…or no matter what we do in life…we just aren’t strong enough to get through the storms that can seem so overwhelming and out of control. The way I see it…is if we were able to do so; then why would we ever need Jesus?
Maybe today, you are going through something that is attempting to push you under the troubled waters…and maybe you feel as if you just won’t make it. May I encourage you to go to Jesus and let Him share these hurtful moments with you…and just like me; He will lift you up into wings of love and hold you close and whether the storm with you, until it has passed by.
Many blessings on your day…and may you always feel the presence of God, while facing the storms of life!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain