Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! As we begin a new week and another new month together, I pray that we will begin these brand new moments, by reminiscing back to the times when God was faithful in our lives, rather than focusing on what may be standing before us at this time…Amen!
You know…there can be times in our lives, when we become so overwhelmed with life and even the way others treat us; that before we realize it…we have fallen into a rut in the road…a rut that seems to take us down and hide us from the light of God’s presence…where all we feel is sorrow and deep heartache. Moments such as these can sometimes make it seem ongoing, as we sit and beg God continually for His help.
The thing that I have truly come to see in my life; is that when we begin to go in this direction; that is only because we have allowed those overwhelming and trying moments to overtake us, rather than reflecting on a God who stands strong…never wavers and always continues to love us and be there for us, even when others aren’t.
A chapter in the Psalms that has been used many times by God in my life is Psalm 13, which reads… “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2) How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? 3) Look on me and answer, Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, 4) and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall. 5) But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. 6) I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.”
When I think on these verses…I think back to many times in my life, when I truly felt as if I had fallen into a deep pit of despair. This pit made me feel forgotten and alone…in a world of my own. Many times, I would cry out to God, as if He had forgotten me…asking Him, as to how long He would leave me like this; but through time, I came to realize that I was begging God for His help because I was more in tune with where I thought these difficult times were leading me. I just wonder…why do we look for life to go in the direction we expect it to go…thinking that if it doesn’t; then we just may not make it.
One thing I love about David in the Psalms; is that He poured every part of His soul out before God…and once he was completely emptied of all the hurt he was feeling; that is when He began to think back to a God, who had always been good to him.
You know…I think that sometimes, we let every hurtful thought and feeling accumulate within the heart, until the heart is overwhelmed. I have truly come to see that moments such as these only lock in the hopelessness that stems from the problems we’re facing, while keeping God outside of the heart. Maybe we need to be like David and pour everything out before God, from the very depth of our soul; so we can make room for thoughts of hope…thoughts that can help us to reflect on a God, who has always and will always remain faithful.
No matter what you’re facing…and no matter how overwhelming life may seem right now; why not get alone before the Father that truly loves His own and pour every hurtful feeling out before Him…and let the heart be emptied; that there may be room for the good thoughts that can bring hope back into your life…Amen!
As we close, I pray that you will have a very blessed day…one that is filled with hope and a God who can be trusted to bring you through…what seems to be the most impossible moments in your life right now. God bless!
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