We all experience times in our lives, when the sun seems to be hidden behind the hurt and pain we experience. Seems like lately, I have been going through one thing…only to come out of it and enter something new…and I’ll tell you…lately it has taken a toll on me; because it seems as though these moments that keep leading me from one bad moment to another; only attempts to play a game with the heart, until the heart can no longer keep up with all it’s had to experience…in such a short time.
You know…this week there has been a lot of pain and other chronic problems in this body of mine, which has made me even more tired than usual…and by today, I was tempted to not come on here; but then that still small voice of God came to me and spoke softly to my heart and said… “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.” (Psalm 42:5)
You know…I think that the overwhelming moments of life can take us so low; that we no longer see the rays of hope that once kept us moving forward in life. In fact…from my own experience, I have come to see that we can go so low; that it’s almost impossible to get back to where we once were with God and even life itself; but today, my God is encouraging us all, by saying that we don’t have to remain in the lowest part of life; but rather, we can take our thoughts away from these despairing moments and find hope in a God, who will always remain greater than what we’re facing.
The thing I’m thinking of right now; is that some of you may be asking…how do I find the strength to rise again and be made whole, when the weight of my situation wants to keep me down? You know…thoughts like these take me back to a time in my life, when a circumstance had placed me on…what seemed to be the steepest step ever in life. The feelings that overwhelmed me at the time, made it seem as if I would never get above those moments and make it to the next step…but I eventually did…and that was because I quit trying to make it work for myself. Instead of trying to make it on my own, I cried out to God…and from there, He came and personally lifted me up to the next step and aimed me in a direction that could walk me away from those past moments of despair.
I guess that sometimes…when one thing after another keeps attempting to bring us low, we need to ask ourselves this question….”Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God…” In other words…why are we allowing these moments to steal our joy and take us to a place where we don’t belong, when there is a God that is greater than these moments that we’re facing?
As we close our time together, may I encourage you to also take life one step at a time? I know personally; that when we get out of sync with God; then Satan does have a way of stepping in and twisting everything, into what seems to be the most impossible moments to escape.
As we begin another new day together, my prayer is that we will have the strength to remove our eyes, from what Satan is attempting to deceive us with…that we may always remember…that a hope stands before us…one that will always be greater than the circumstance.
Have a very special day…and may the God of peace…strength and goodness be with you always! Take care and I will hope to be with you again real soon!
Many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain