Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! I truly hope that you had a nice Christmas…I know I did! In fact…I was able to get some extra rest and just celebrate Jesus with my husband. Now, as we begin another new week…and prepare to enter another new year, I pray that God will continue to strengthen us and draw us even closer to Him; that we may continue to press on and walk beyond the circumstances that attempt to take us down…Amen!!
A few days ago, I was spending some time with God…and as we were conversing heart to heart; He began to speak to me very deeply…and this is what He shared with my heart… “When we pursue God, rather than giving into a problem…we go beyond the boundary line that Satan has set up to defeat us…wow!”
As I was sharing this thought with my husband, a Bible verse began to cross my mind, which is found in Psalm 18:29…and we read… “For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.”
So many times we find ourselves walking down the path of life…only to be stopped by a trying circumstance. Instead of allowing God’s strength to take us beyond it; we find ourselves letting go of the One, for whose hand we once held so tightly to. From there, we discover that our decision only allowed us to become caught within the snare of a boundary line that Satan had longed to use against us.
I’ll tell you…when God placed this new thought upon my heart the other day…it was as though I was awakened to something fresh and new…that I had never known before. Do we realize that when Satan afflicts us; that this affliction is set up in a way to keep us caught within a web of despair? Even though this thought alone can seem very discouraging; we need to remember that there is a strength that can free us from this web of despair…and it comes through Jesus Christ. Instead of sizing up what is now standing before us; we need to remember whose power is greater. Even though Satan can display himself as someone great and powerful…his ways can never supersede the ways of God…Amen!
I will never forget the time, when I first read Psalm 18:29. I was weak…frail and struggling very much in life, with no hope to be found. As God led me to this Bible verse, for the very first time, I began to truly see that even though I couldn’t go beyond these troubling moments on my own…I could with the strength of this mighty and awesome God. From that moment on, I began to pursue God, rather than the problems that came my way…and to this day, I pursue…pursue…and pursue. You see…I have come to recognize these circumstances that block my way…and I’ve also come to see that even though they appear to be large in size; there is nothing that my God can’t help me to overcome. Yes…it may not always be easy. Maybe God is teaching me to let go of myself and trust Him more, which can sometimes make these times in my life seem long and drawn out; but in the end, I do find myself beyond the problem, rather than stuck in it, as I once was.
No matter what you may be facing today…and no matter how large of an obstacle may be standing before you right now…just know that with God, you can run through it…and with His powerful strength, you can leap over these walls that Satan has placed in your way…for even though it may be impossible for us to get through these trying times alone…with God all things are possible…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and I will see ya soon!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain