Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! I hope that your day is going well…and I pray that as we begin our time together; that we will come to discover a place, where we can find peace, even in the midst of a storm…Amen!!
Last night, as I was about to go to sleep, God began to speak to my heart…and as I jotted some thoughts down on paper, I was reminded not only as to how we can find refuge in God, during the hard and difficult times of life; but I also came to truly see how moments such as these can take us to a different realm; where we are no longer face to face with our problems…only a peaceful and loving God.
I don’t know about you; but there can be times, when life is so overwhelming; that all I want to do is find a way of escape…a place where I no longer have to be face to face with what is taking place at the time. Now, I would say that if we were to try and hide and make a way of escape on our own; then the problem would just follow us and continue to torment us; but you know what…I have truly come to see that when I am in the presence of God, instead of out on my own; then Satan and all of his ways cannot be there, which in itself becomes a way of escape.
As I look back on my life, I remember the day when Keith and I traveled over 2500 miles, to come to the place where he would be working. Even though I had left my hometown…where I had been sexually abused as a child; I did come to see how all of that pain from the past had followed me all of those miles...and even more, I came to see how it would bring even more pain into my life later on.
As God’s timing began to open up a way for me to deal with the past; there were many times, when I tried to find a way of escape…a place, where I could ignore what was taking place in my life at the time. It seemed that no matter how much I tried to hide myself from the pain of the past…it just kept following me.
Later, I did discover a place where I could rise above these difficult moments in my life and deal with the past at the same time…and the more I took refuge in God, especially through His word; that is when the obstacle of the past began to seem much smaller and easier to get over.
You know…we don’t have to stay face to face with a problem, while we are dealing with that problem; for in Matthew 11:28 Jesus is saying… “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
I have truly come to see that when we draw near to God; that these moments do take us to a different realm…one that lifts us up and into the arms of a loving God…and one that shelters us through the storms of life, while helping us to clearly see and experience something better than what is standing before us at the time.
Today, you may be facing what seems to be an ongoing problem…one that seems to be standing in your way, while preventing you from experiencing something better in your life. May I encourage you today, to cry out to a God who can reach down from the heavens and lift you up to a different realm…one that will draw you closer to Him instead of the problem…and one that can help and sustain you through these storms you’re facing. One thing I know…when we quit looking face to face into a problem that just doesn’t want to leave us alone…to reach up to God instead; that is when I truly believe that we will enter a realm, where the problem can no longer torment us.
As we close this time together, I pray that God will come down from the heavens and enter whatever you may be facing at this time; that you may be lifted up with Him, to a different realm…one where evil can no longer have its way with you…Amen!!
Have a very blessed day…and I will see ya soon!
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