Hello everyone…in the stillness of this evening, I am sitting here…connecting heart to heart with God. Life hasn’t been very easy today; but one thing I know…He is there, just as He has been there for me many times…and I praise Him tonight, for loving and caring for me…in such a way, as I have never experienced before.
Earlier today, as I came into my office to do a little work; I looked up to a picture of Jesus that is hanging on my office wall…and the first thought that crossed my mind; was all about the true love that He has shown me…especially over the past 20-30 years.
As a young girl, I remember sitting on the sidelines of life, while my brothers and sister and friends lived a normal life, with no major health issues; then I remember feeling tossed to the side many times, as I was rejected and hurt, by those that I thought had truly loved me. Through time, I came to experience a love that stood out in my life… above any other so-called love…a love that kept His word to me…never failed me…and has always been there, when I needed Him the most.
Tonight, as I sat down to write you; I asked God to help me write a heartfelt message, from my heart to yours…and I guess that what I really want you to know; is that there is a love that will never walk away from you or forsake you…a love that will go beyond anything, to come and help you through every need in your life…and this love I know of; is only found through Jesus Christ.
I don’t know about you; but over the years, I have found myself so abandoned by people…and the words that once spoke love, from their lips to my face, were now relaying a different message to me. It was at a time in my life, when I felt the lowest; that God relayed a message, from His heart to mine, through John 14:18…and we read… “No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you.” These are the heartfelt moments of the past that give me strength, to keep me pressing on each day, as I continue to fight the battle of pain and health issues. Believe me when I say…I understand…and I definitely know what it feels like, to experience a circumstance that is definitely attempting to make me believe that I have been left out on a stormy sea alone.
In these days that we are living right now…what we see and what we experience, can cause us to fear the worst, while feeling abandoned and alone in life; but remember that God will never abandon you or leave you as orphans in these storms we’re facing; but rather, He will come to you…and love and care for you, in a way that you have never experienced before.
When I look at my day to day struggles…maybe the picture I am seeing before me doesn’t hold any hope; but when I look beyond these struggles, to take hold of Jesus; then fear seems to be replaced with a love that is so real…a love that makes me feel so safe and secure, in this imperfect world I live in.
As we close our time together, my prayer for you; is that you will find Jesus to be a close friend…one that you can trust and one that you can depend on, to see you through the difficulties of this life…one that can lead you down a road of hope, rather than walking alone…down a broken path of despair.
You know…I would say that for the longest time, I searched for a friend…one that wouldn’t lie to me…abuse me or forsake me; but rather one, who would just love and care for me…just for who I was…and you know what…I found that friend…and now I pray that you will find Him too…because I know that when you do; life will never seem the same again…no matter what may come your way.
Have a great day everyone…take good care and I will hope to see you soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain