Good evening everyone...and how was your day?! I sure hope that it was a good one! My day was great and even though it was a busy one...it was also a blessed one...for as I walked through each part of my day...God was right beside me...making the way before me...PRAISE HIM!!
Many times, we feel that just because we are going through a time of weakness; that this means that there is no hope or a way out. We seem to become so caught up in what is happening; that we forget that there is a grace that is more than sufficient to see us through these times...and a strength that can lift us to our feet...high above these moments of weakness.
I will never forget the time, when I truly took hold of this Bible verse in 2 Corinthians 12:9. I was recovering from one of many knee surgeries...and I was alone that day, as my husband was working at the time. As I sat in our living room one afternoon, I began to talk with God about everything that was on my heart that day. As I began to get into His word...He led me directly to 2 Corinthians 12. In fact...verses 7-10 are now my life verses. Anyways, as I began to read...the part of this verse that says... "Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me," I became a little confused. I said to God... "How do you expect me to rejoice in this pain I'm experiencing?" For some reason; that just didn't make sense to me at the time. From there, He began to show me that it wasn't the infirmity alone that I should take glory in...but it was truly knowing that during these difficult times; was when we would feel His hand upon us the most, which should cause us to rejoice and find hope in Him. From that moment on...I began to see my disability differently, along with everything else I was going through. In fact, I no longer felt alone; but I knew that this was actually the time, when Christ was the closest to me!
No matter what you are facing...and no matter how weak you may feel; just know that this isn't a time to be down and out; but rather it's a time to rejoice...knowing that these are the moments, when the hand of almighty God is resting upon you...praise Him!!
As we prepare to end another day; my prayer is that we all will come to see that we are never alone, during these difficult times; but rather, Jesus is there too...ready to touch us in a special way...one that will truly lift us out of these moments of despair!
Have a great night...a good rest...and may you feel the presence of almighty God throughout the night! See ya tomorrow!
Many...many blessings on your night!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain