*Hello everyone! Just thought I'd stop by for a minute and let you know that I will be unavailable, until Monday, November 04, 2019. While I'm gone...please take some time to check out the many God inspired writings on the website! Have a great day...and I'll see ya soon! God bless...Diane
Good evening everyone! I sure hope that you have been enjoying your day! As for me...I made myself take the afternoon off...and my husband and I ended up watching an early Christmas movie on YouTube...and also a Christmas cooking show. I know I'm a bit early; but today, I just felt like doing something out of the ordinary...so this was it...and I enjoyed it so00 much!
One thing I'm learning more and more in my life; is to not take the hand of anxiety and let it lead me to other things...like frustration, fear and doubt...for these things only take away our joy and the peace that God longs to give us. I have found over and over again...to walk beyond anxiety and have a good talk with the Lord. It's amazing, as to how these troubled moments can be instantly turned into a peace, which truly transcends all understanding.
I remember many times in the past, when I would never take hold of God, like I do now. Instead, I took hold of my problems...and boy did they take me to places that made my life so miserable. Over time, I did come to see that walking side by side with despair...would only take me down other paths of despair, while continually taking control of my life, which only made my problems seem endless and ongoing.
I may not understand what you are going through right now...but I know a God, who is waiting to listen to you...and all you have to do; is be willing to let go of your problems and give it all over to Him. One thing I know 100%...is that when we do this; then a peace does surround us...a peace that truly does guard our hearts and minds, from all evil.
As we close another day together, may I encourage you to spend some quality time with God. Stop allowing your problems to lead you further into despair...and instead, take hold of the hand of God and let Him lead you by the still and quiet waters of life...and don't forget to thank Him...for when we give Him praise...this truly does become a message, from our hearts to His; that we believe in Him...and all He can do...to lead us through these overwhelming moments of despair.
Tonight, I pray that you will truly find God, to be the prince of all peace in your night! Take care...have a good rest...and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow!
God bless...and goodnight!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
Hello everyone...and a very "Happy Saturday" to you all! I hope your weekend is off to a good start...and that even more...you will experience the loving presence of God in your day!
Last night, I sat up for a while and did some writing, which always helps me to feel deeply close to God. The lights were low...and all I felt around me was the presence of a great, loving and powerful God. I'll tell you...it couldn't have been any better!
Before writing...I poured my heart out before God and was talking with Him about my day...and even more...thanking Him for bringing me through the day. Then I began to open up about the difficult moments of pain that I had been experiencing the past few days...and through this time together, I came to see that even though God doesn't always remove the problem...for reasons that we may not always understand...He does sustain us and bring us through these times...but first, we must give it all over to Him; so He can do so.
Last night...as I sat in those quiet moments before a powerful and loving God; I was reminded, as to how God had brought me through every moment of pain. You know...it's amazing how we can become so caught up in what is going wrong at the time; that we completely bypass the moments, when He is carrying us through those tough times. We can look back on the difficult times and say to God... "Where were you when I needed you"...only to later see that He was there...holding us up and sustaining us through it all.
No matter what we face in life...and no matter what God's reasoning may be, for those difficult times; I have come to truly see that He isn't a God that just leaves us there...but He is a God who will make the way easier...and help us through those times, until He has walked us free and clear, of the difficult moments of affliction.
Today, you may be feeling as if God has forgotten you. Maybe you are wondering how you are going to make it through the difficult times that are standing before you right now. May I encourage you to just pour out your heart before God...and let Him take it from there. One thing I do know...He will not walk away, as others do; but He will carry you over the ruts in the road, until you are back to smooth pavement.
As we walk through this day together, just know that you are not alone; but rather, the God who is allowing these moments in your life; is also the God, who has control of each moment you walk through...and once you humble yourself before Him...and admit that the way is too difficult for you; that is when He will lift you up and help you through these unbearable moments your facing.
Today, I pray that you will find the strength, to let everything go in your life, except for God; that you may come to see that life can become easier...even through the difficult times.
Have a nice Saturday...take care and I will hope to be with you again this evening!
Many...many blessings on your day!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
Good evening everyone! I sure hope that you had a nice day! Today for me, has been a mixed bag of everything...but one thing I can say...it wasn't boring...lol. Praise God...that He is there, to direct our footsteps, as we walk throughout a day!!
You know...sometimes we can have a good day and completely forget; that there may be others who are struggling or facing something unexpected in their day. We all long for good days; but sometimes that just doesn't happen. Even though we may face struggles and unexpected challenges in our day...isn't it good to know that there is a God we can run to...someone, whom we can take refuge in, until the storm passes by.
Whenever I read our verse for tonight, from Matthew 11:28...I truly find comfort in each word; because it doesn't matter what kind of a storm we are facing...there is a place to get away from the storm...a place, where we can find rest, from all the anxiety and overwhelming feelings; that can stem from a circumstance.
When I was a young girl, I was watching some kind of a cartoon...and these characters were walking through the snow and freezing temperatures. Anyways...they found a little one room house to walk into, where there was just a bed and four walls. Outside...it was snowing hard; but inside, they were all huddled together...warm and snug, as a bug in a rug. Anyways...whenever I think back on this memory, from so many years ago; it reminds me as to how we can find shelter, during the stormy moments of circumstance....a place, where we can rest and get out of the wind and rainy moments of despair.
No matter what you may be facing right now...may I encourage you to step out of the storm...into the loving arms of Jesus...a place where He will shelter you and give you rest...a place where you no longer have to feel the heavy weight of despair upon your back.
As we close this day...and another work week, I pray that we all will leave the moments that have attempted to bring us low; that we might take hold of the peace and rest that God is so lovingly offering us....that we may truly find a place to begin again...a place, where everything can once more be made new...Amen!!
Have a great night of rest...take care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow!
Goodnight...and God bless!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
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