Hello everyone! Today I felt God prompting me to stop by and share a word of encouragement with you. With all that is happening around us right now, it can be so easy to fall prey to hopelessness; so let us look to God for a word of hope…a hope that can keep us upright, during the moments that can so easily attempt to take us down…Amen!
Early this morning, I got up and went into the living room and began to look through 5 or 6 of my own personal journals…words that God had given me in the past, while facing some very hard and difficult times. As I read through one journal and into another; God began to lead me to a writing, which I would like to share with you today...and I pray that it will uplift your heart and help you to see how you can experience a real and perfect peace, during these difficult times.
“In the stillness of the night, I am writing. Lights are dimmed…and all that surrounds me is the presence of God. These are the moments when our hearts easily connect with His…with a deep connection that cannot be severed.
When God’s presence enters the room…peace is felt, even in the midst of pain and deep heartache…for His presence alone is what instantly calms the troubled moments of despair; that attempts to take us deep beneath the waves of circumstance.
When we are standing in the presence of God; we find that we are no longer vulnerable to evils ways…or the open territory that can cause us to be direct prey, for the enemy to feast on.
In God’s presence…His almighty wings of love surrounds us and creates a safe haven; where we are sheltered from other destructive blows that can wound us deeply. God’s presence alone becomes the light that illuminates the works of darkness, while allowing the truth of Satan’s deceptive ways to be made known.
No other one can be what God longs to be for us; but first, we must walk the path with our hearts that will lead us into His presence…and that path is found, when we are willing to turn around and walk away from the paths of circumstance, whose only aim is to keep us distant from God, while drawing us closer to other paths of despair. Once we choose the right path that leads us to where the presence of God can be felt…while walking in footsteps of faith; that is when we will be led into the presence of One who can truly become everything…for everything we need! Amen!!”
You know…so many times we get caught up in what is taking place around us; that before we realize it…we have walked into unknown territory…a place where Satan can see the weaknesses we are struggling with, which only makes us open prey to his thoughts and ways…and from there; that is where we see nothing good, which only leads us to a place of hopelessness.
This morning, God is reminding us that we need to remain deeply connected with Him…for this is the only way we are going to survive what is taking place around us. When we can truly find ourselves in the loving and sheltering presence of God almighty; that is when a light of hope will remain lit within our hearts and souls.
No matter what may be attempting to bring you down today; may I encourage you to walk away from these dark thoughts and feelings and enter the light of God’s presence…One who will love you through these hard and difficult times…and shelter you with a love that will always keep hope shining brightly within your heart.
Have a very blessed Sunday…and remember…Jesus is only a prayer away! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain