Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! I hope and pray that your week is off to a great start…and that no matter what you may be facing at this time; I pray that you will be able to find the strength through Christ to focus on the past moments of His faithfulness in your life, rather than the problems that stand before you right now…Amen!
During the past few days, I have been struggling with a little discouragement, as everything lately had seemed to be crumbling down around me. As Keith and I began to spend some time with God yesterday…I honestly didn’t know if I could focus on any writing or Bible reading, due to how I was feeling. Even though I was thinking this way…God seemed to be thinking a different way, as He began to take me back to some of my past journals….writings that came about at one time…from His heart to mine.
As I began to open up the first journal; this is what I read… “It seems as though the plain and simple path now has ruts and obstacles in my way. I guess that Satan saw that life was too easy with You Lord; so now he’s come along to make it difficult.
This thorn that he now wiggles deep within my soul, has brought deep pain to my body…along with other difficult moments of struggle; but I must remember who I serve…and it’s not this thorn that is attempting to control my life.
Help me Lord, to not follow after this controlling pain; but rather, help me to follow after your controlling power. Lord, You have taught me many times that even though Satan afflicts us…it’s truly your power that controls him…and the affliction that he places within us. Lord, let me be a mighty warrior in your army…one that follows You, while trusting You. May I not sit in these ashes of despair; but may I stand strong, even with these wounds I bear for You. Let Your words fill my thoughts with words of encouragement; that I may not give up. Take me to higher ground Lord, and let me rise above the enemy; that he may become powerless, while You stand even more powerful within my life.
Thank you Lord, for reminding me of your strength and goodness! So now I press on…knowing that You will lead me to a place in my life, where the wounds of this battle will once more be made whole…a time when these scars will once more become a reminder to me of Your faithfulness…knowing that You will always be there for me, when other battles arise.”
After reading these words that were written about a year or two ago, I began to see what God was reminding me of...which became His way of stepping in and helping a soul that just couldn’t get back to her feet.
In Lamentations 3:22-23, we read… “Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23) They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
No matter what we walk through in life…and no matter what seems to fail us or let us down in life; there is One whose faithfulness continues on…One who can make each new day, into something brand new.
Even as I read these words from my journal once more, I am reminded of a God who can be much more for us, than any other person or thing…for He knows the heart and every thought that comes from the hurt we bear.
No matter what has attempted to take you down lately…don’t get stuck there. Instead, let God bring you back to your feet…and know at the same time; that this God is a faithful God…One who will never let us down, when life seems to bring us down.
Today, I praise God for His loving faithfulness to me, which has truly become a reminder to me… that I am truly loved!
May God bless your day with His very best…and may you also know that He longs to be there in the same way for you too! God bless!
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