Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I hope your day is off to a good start…and I pray that as we begin our time together with God; that we will truly find hope in the thought…that our God will never give up on us…Amen!!
This morning, as I’ve been sitting here…enjoying some precious moments with God; He was taking me back to a time, when He had made a promise to me…from His heart to mine. You may already know…but for those who don’t; there was a time in my life, when I had truly fallen down to ground zero. As I sat alone, in what appeared to be a life that was completely consumed from the past…God began to speak to my heart…and He made a promise to me that He would bring me through this very hard and difficult time in my life. Little did I know that two years would pass, before that would actually happen…and it wasn’t because God was allowing me to go through even more suffering; but instead, it was because I was struggling to let go of the past and come in His direction.
Even though time had taken a toll on me; I came to see that it never took a toll on God…and why; because I discovered through time; that this God that had longed for me to come in His direction and eventually serve Him, wasn’t in a hurry. In fact…He showed me that He wasn’t going to give up on me because He had a plan for my life.
You know…we live in such a fast paced world…a world that seems to want to see everything happen right away; but I have come to see something completely different with God…something that we don’t always think on…and it’s found in 2 Peter 3:9 and we read… “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” Just as Jesus is waiting until the very last moment to come for His own…that no one should perish; He too is also patiently waiting for us to come in His direction, while struggling through life; that we may truly come to experience all that He has in store for us.
You know…I think that many times, we feel that God has walked away…when we may be the one that has unknowingly fallen out of sync with Him. In other words…maybe we are lagging behind, as I once was with the past; but the thing I can truly tell you today; is that God is a patient God…and He will never give up on you or me…what hope!
Maybe today, you have been walking down a long and drawn out road of pain or deep heartache, such as I did…and you just can’t feel God’s presence or even know that He is there for you right now. May I encourage you by saying; that He is there…patiently waiting in the shadows of your despair, for you to catch up with Him and the plan He longs to fulfill within your life…and how does that happen…when we are willing to let go of everything except for Him.
You know…I truly believe that once we can come to grips with what is really taking place between us and God; that is when we will once more know His presence…and until that time comes; just know that He will be patiently waiting there for you. Others may grow impatient…believe me, I know; but one thing I can tell you for sure…God will never grow impatient with you; because He loves you so much…more than you will ever know…so never give up on God; for one thing I know…He hasn’t given up on you…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and I will see ya soon!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain