Hello everyone…it’s so good to be back with you again! I’m so sorry that I missed you yesterday; but the night before, I was so sick, due to the pain and everything my body has been experiencing lately. You know…sometimes, I feel so bad about not being with you; but then Jesus reminds me that He has a reason for everything; so that is when I turn away from myself and my own thoughts…to trust Him even more.
This morning, as I awakened to my alarm…I sat up in bed and just starred off in a daze. My body was feeling better than yesterday; but I was still struggling a little bit to get awake…but once I did, I wrapped my foot and I was up and at it once more.
After getting around this morning, I had just planned on checking everything online…and then I was planning on spending some time with Keith and God and some good rest. I just love spending time with God, especially when I’m not feeling well; because this always lifts me to my feet and renews me in spirit, which I really needed today.
As Keith and I began to spend time together with God; I felt led to talk on something that I was going to write about some time back. At the time…God hadn’t led me to write on this specific subject; so I tucked it away in one of my journals and kept it there, for just the right moment, which ended up being this morning.
As we began our talk…we turned to a Bible verse in Proverbs 20:24…and we read… “Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?” In other words…why do we admit before God that we can’t make it on our own; but yet we still try to do it on our own, when we don’t even have a clue, as to where we are headed?
As I think back…many years ago; there was a time, when I felt as if my past and all my problems had put me on a staircase to heaven. For each step I climbed, while overcoming a problem…it seemed as if I was being taken further away from the painful moments of the past and even the moments I was experiencing at the time…to draw me even closer to God.
At one particular time in my life, I remember a step that seemed so steep to climb. It seemed as if all I could do was to sit on the step below and look up, to what I just couldn’t seem to accomplish. After trying to figure out, as to how I was ever going to overcome the problem that was keeping me from stepping up to the next step…I began to sit there and call out to God…and once I gave into what I couldn’t do on my own; that is when God stepped in and lifted me away from that despair; so I could continue to the climb…which I continue to do, to this day.
These past few days haven’t been the easiest for me; but isn’t it amazing how God knew exactly what I would need to hear, at this particular time in my life. Here, I had been given an idea for a writing and all these weeks that these notes had sit on my side table…were at that time being stored away…to later remind me that my God was there for me…to once more lift me up and above a steep step; that has been overwhelming me, for several days now.
As I look back, to everything that God has done in my life; what I seem to see and feel the most; is His compassionate love for me. You know…Jesus never said that we would have it easy; but He did promise to be with us during these difficult times…and this is what He is doing for us all today…praise Him!
Before writing this evening, I asked God to take whatever He had in store for me to write and use it to encourage me first…so I could pass it along to you…and this is exactly what He is doing right now…what love!
No matter what you may be facing, may I remind you that you are never alone…because there is a God watching over you, every moment of the day…and no matter how difficult life can seem to us; He is there…waiting to lift us up, in wings of love…and transport us to a place, where we can truly become distant from despair.
As you begin your day, I pray that you will not only have a special day; but a day that allows you to experience the true and lasting love God has…just for you!
Take good care and have a great day and I will hope to be with you soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain