Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! I hope you are having a great start to your day! You know…there may be some of us right now, who may be happy and on every cloud in the sky, while others continue to struggle to keep their heads above the troubled waters; but one thing we can hold to today is that God is a god of new mercies and new beginnings…and even though our day may have started out on the wrong foot; God does have control over every minute of each new day…and when we call out to Him for help, we can rest assured that He will be there for us! Amen!
One thing I truly enjoy about the time I spend with you and God; is that the writings always seem to hit my own heart…before even beginning my day of work. As I have been sitting here today…thinking on what God would have me to share with you this morning; He began to lead me to a couple verses in the Psalms. I don’t know about you…but especially during the difficult times, I have always found the Psalms to be comforting and uplifting. Anyways…as I was reading some verses in the Psalms, God led me to Psalm 34:6-7, which reads… “This poor man cried to the Lord—and the Lord heard him and saved him out of his troubles. (7) For the Angel of the Lord guards and rescues all who reverence him.”
How many times have we found ourselves holding onto an uncertain moment or a problem, as though it’s a security blanket? You know…I think that there can be times, when we take God for granted and just expect Him to work with our needs, without even speaking a word to Him. We know that God has the power to do all things but don’t you think that we should take the time to converse with Him about a specific need…and remain closely in touch with Him, rather than these problems we face? In verse 6 of our reading, it says…“This poor man cried to the Lord and the Lord heard him and saved him out of his troubles.” How do we expect God to come and rescue us from a difficult moment, if we are trying to hold tightly to something we just can’t fix on our own, while expecting Him to just automatically step into the situation and make it right?
Another thing we need to ask ourselves today is this; do we make God our last resort? We can find that we either attempt to work with the problem on our own or we may even try to ignore the problem completely…hoping it will just go away; but after some time of attempting to deal with a problem in this way; I think that we will quickly come to see that we only grow weary and more overwhelmed by the problem. We may even sit and say…why hasn’t God helped me? Does He even care about what I’m going through? Before thinking these thoughts, maybe we should slow down…gather our thoughts together and see if we have even given the problem over to God.
There is one character in the Bible that I have truly come to love…and that is King David. As I was coming through some very overwhelming times in my life, I came to see that he was a man that poured out all his needs before God…and from there, he would reminisce back, on all that God had brought him through and by time he had done these two things…he was back on track with God…praising God and knowing in his heart that God would be there for him once more.
As we begin this new day, can we say that we have truly given everything over to God or are we sitting in a wallowing hole, while we hold tightly to a security blanket of problems? If so…then one thing I know from experience; is that Satan will also be there with us in that wallowing hole…helping us to remain true to the problem, rather than God.
The only way we are going to find peace and the hope that will help us to continue on during these difficult times; is to have a heart to heart talk with God. Once we humble ourselves and cry out to God for help…knowing that He is the only way out of the problem; that is when we will begin to have the assurance that He will be there for us…ready and willing to take full control, over every need in our lives.
Have a great day…and may you truly find God to be a trusting friend…One that you can share all your problems with! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain