Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I sure hope that you are having a good day…and for those of you who may be struggling right now; I pray that you will truly experience God’s strength, while walking through the difficult moments of weakness…Amen!!
There is one main thing that I have truly come to see and experience, while serving God for the past 18 years…and that is that God’s strength is strong enough to override the weak moments that attempt to bring us down. So many times, I think we tend to see the weak moments of circumstance, as something that is too great to overcome. In fact…Satan definitely has a way of deceiving us during these times…and can even get us to believe things that just aren’t true.
The other day, I was listening to a song on YouTube and a few of the words caught my attention, which says… “Teach our restless feet to walk beside you…cause in our hearts we're already gone.” I wonder how many of us at one time have felt that our hearts were completely gone…and that nothing would ever get better? I know I have! In fact…there was a time when my heart was so gone; that I couldn’t find anything good…let alone God. I will never forget that time in my life, when I stood in the shower, with tears streaming down my cheeks…never knowing if I would find a way out of the pain that had caused my heart to fall. As I stood there…I wrote in the steam of the shower curtain… “Oh God, help me!” Within a short time…I did begin to feel a strength surge up within me; that I had not experienced in quite some time…and why did this happen so quickly…because I chose to reach out to God, rather than remain connected to the feelings that I was experiencing at the time.
This afternoon, I was looking for a Bible verse that I could share with you, as a means of encouragement and God led me to Isaiah 40:29, which reads… “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”…but you know what… in order that we may experience this kind of strength…we must be willing to turn to God, rather than focusing so tightly on the weak moments we’re walking through.
There is one thing that I have learned over the years, while hurting so deeply…and that is that we cannot experience God’s powerful strength, while turning inwardly to the weakness that has afflicted us…and why; because when we choose to let these weak moments override us and control our thoughts and everyday lives; then what we’ll soon find is that weakness will only lead us even deeper into despair, which only takes us away from the strength that can increase…with a power that could truly help us to rise above despair.
I don’t know about you; but there have been times in the past, when I felt as if my heart and every part of my being had been invaded by weakness, like a disease. Moments such as these only made me feel hopeless…and why; because I had made the wrong choice…to turn my thoughts away from a God, whose power and strength could have taken me way beyond that weakness.
We must realize that these weak moments…brought about by evil, are meant to slow us down and keep us out of commission with God. To me, it’s as if these moments of weakness cause us to lose momentum emotionally…to the place where we find ourselves lagging behind God, rather than remaining in sync with Him. So you ask me…how can I catch up with God…so I can remain in sync with Him, rather than my circumstance. The first thing we must do; is to truly call out for His help…and one thing I know without a doubt; is that when He hears one of His children crying out for help…He will come running…and once He reaches us; He will give us even more strength, so that we won’t be as likely to fall behind again. Also…we need to believe in what God can truly do. If we are only begging Him for His help; but not truly believing that we will receive His help; then this can reveal a weak faith, which can cause us to remain in sync with the problem, rather than God...believe me, I know.
No matter what you are facing in your life right now…and no matter how weak you feel; don’t focus on how the situation can defeat you; but rather, look above the problem and call out to God…and believe in your heart that He will be there for you. Once you truly turn your thoughts away from weakness…to seek a strength that can take you way beyond these weak moments of affliction…that is when you will come to see that you are no longer walking in sync with the problem; but that instead, you have become reconnected with a God, whose strength can truly help you to rise above weakness…Amen!
As we close…I pray that you will truly come to see that there is hope…a hope that can become strength to you, during the weakest moments of despair. Have a great and blessed day…and may you always feel the presence of God walking close beside you!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
PS…I won’t be able to be on the blog tomorrow… Wednesday, October 21st; but please come back on Thursday…as I should be back with you once more! See ya soon & God bless! Diane
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