Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! Well…it’s the start of another new week…and sometimes the first part of the week can be difficult for some to step into; but as we do, I pray that our faith would become greater than the thoughts that attempt to bring us low…Amen!
This morning…after a rough night of sleep, I was tempted to stay in bed and rest; but then I felt as if God was lifting me out of bed and into a new day…so I got up and began to slowly get around. It seems lately, as if I have been hanging by a thread of hope. My work load, along with chronic issues has become a battle within at times; but God always seems to win in the end…as He steps in and gives me strength, hope…and the wisdom I need, to get through these difficult times.
As I was sitting here…listening to some music; God led me to a song titled… “Thread of Hope”…and a few of the lyrics go like this… “Is that you hanging onto a frayed and fragile faith? Are you clinging to the rocks above the canyon of dismay? Reach out for the life line it will never break in two. Hold fast and don't lose heart once again God will pull you through.” As I was listening to these words…the first thing that came to my thoughts; is how our circumstances can cause the rope of faith to fray and leave us hanging only by a thread of hope. Moments such as these can make us feel as if that thread will break and cause a defeated fall; but one thing Jesus is reminding me of today; is that no matter what may attempt to bring us down…He will always be there for us to take hold of. I think that sometimes, we become so caught up in the very worst; that we forget this, which only seems to make life even more discouraging…and much more difficult to get through.
You know…most times, I have no problem getting through the busy days and even the pain and tiredness I experience; but then there are moments, when overwhelming thoughts and feelings creep in, which can definitely take a toll on me and cause the faith I once had to become frayed, with only one single thread of hope to hold to. I guess that through all of these struggles we face, we need to be reminded; that even though we can’t always see enough hope to hold to…there is a God that can repair what’s been taken from us.
A Bible verse that has always helped me through moments such as these is found in Psalm 42:11…and we read… “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
Instead of seeing that last thread of hope, as a moment that may not be strong enough to hold us up during the difficult times; maybe we should be asking ourselves these questions in Psalm 42:11. In other words…why are we allowing this thread of hope to make us feel downcast and disturbed…when instead, we should be praising God for what we still have and what He also longs to give us. If we would just take our eyes away from that single thread of hope and begin to see that hope isn’t gone forever, when we have Jesus living within us; then we would begin to see how He can replace… what has been lost.
No matter what you’re struggling through today…and no matter how hopeless it may seem…ask yourself this question… “Why my soul are you downcast and disturbed over what is taking place right now?” “Come on “your name”…take your thoughts away from what you are seeing before you and put your faith in the God of all hope.”
I pray that as you continue this day; that it will be a very blessed one…and that God will give you a stronger faith…a faith that can take you beyond that last thread of hope…to experience a renewed hope…one that can truly come from a God of hope…Amen!
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