Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! I hope and pray that your day…and this brand new week is off to a great start…and that you will truly come to see that God is there for you…no matter what you may be facing in life.
This morning, as I was getting around for my day, I was thinking on all that I needed to do for the day. Taking 2 days off and staying off the legs and foot actually helped; but the true test would be today, as I have a little more cooking to do…as Keith and I prepare for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Anyways…like I said, I was in the bathroom thinking on all of this and God began to place a song upon my heart…and a few of the lyrics go like this… “You're just a prayer away, no matter where I am. I know in my heart…you're never too far, when I'm losing my way. You're just a prayer away…my strength is in my faith. I’m never alone…I'm never afraid…cause you're just a prayer away.”
I truly believe that God was using this song to relay a message to me this morning…a message that says… “Diane…no matter what may attempt to come your way today; just know that I’m just a prayer away.” What comfort…in knowing that we don’t have to face the difficult and uncertain times in life alone.
Just before writing you this morning…I decided to listen to the song that God had laid upon my heart, which is titled… “Just a Prayer Away, by Jaci Velasquez”…and as I was doing so; God also led me to a Bible verse in Mark 11:24…and we read…“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
How many times do we choose to suffer alone, rather than share these hurtful moments with God? Don’t we realize that when we try to hold onto the pain and deep heartache we’re experiencing at the time; that we are also taking hold of needless suffering…moments that God never intended for us to go through?
This morning, I may still have my foot wrapped and I may also be using a walker…but I’ve also decided to take my thoughts away from those things and focus on a God, who can give me the strength and help I need, to accomplish all things.
No matter what you may be facing…and no matter how difficult it may be right now; may I encourage you to not hold tightly to these circumstances…for they will only lead you down a road of needless suffering. Instead…why not let go of what is upsetting you…and take hold of a God, who will hold you up, with His victorious right hand.
Well…time to take hold of my to-do list and get started…but what comfort in knowing that my God is only a prayer away…and one thing I can say for sure; is that when I have called out to Him for help before…He has never failed me…and so that gives me hope in knowing that He will not let me down today…praise Him!!
I truly hope that you will have a great day with God…and remember to lean on Him, rather than the problem! I will talk to you later…and who knows…maybe I’ll give you an update on the cooking that I do today!
Have a great Monday…and many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain