Hello everyone! I hope that you are doing well today…and even more...I want you to know that I am praying for you. I may not know you by name; but God knows who I am praying for; so I do pray that He will watch over you and keep you safe, throughout this very trying time in our lives.
As we begin another new week…to some it can seem like the week before, as we continue to go through this Coronavirus. We can even wonder from day to day, as to whether this virus will continue to rage out of control; but as we step into this brand new week, I would like to start it out by saying that our God has control over all things, including this Coronavirus. We must remember that good can never produce evil; but on the other hand…God can allow it, for reasons that only He knows. Even though He allows these moments to enter our lives; we can rest assured that He has control of all things.
As we continue our time together, I would like to share a Bible verse of hope with you, from Jeremiah 29:11…and we read… “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
You know…I remember a time in my life, when I was truly at rock bottom. All I could say to myself at the time was this… “Well Diane, you are really in a bad place now.” To be honest with you, I never thought that I would experience such darkness in my life, as I was experiencing at that time; but a moment did come, when Jesus stepped into that darkness with me…reassuring me that He would bring me out of what seemed so impossible at the time.
Now, as I look back on those moments…one thing I know for sure; He definitely held the control stick to my life in His almighty and powerful hands, even though Satan’s plan was to afflict me and bring me down to destruction.
You know…I think sometimes we don’t always see an end to moments such as these; because we are doing as I did 28 years ago. In other words…we tend to believe even more in what the circumstance is doing and where it could lead us, rather than how our God has everything under control.
We must remember that God’s plans aren’t to harm us or even destroy us; but rather, His plans are to renew us in His spirit and teach us new things, while giving us hope for a brighter tomorrow…and sometimes that happens by going through the worst, to get to God’s very best, just as I have learned throughout my life.
No matter how bad everything seems to be around us; there is a God sitting in the heavens, with control stick in hand…and this alone should give us hope that our God will sustain and keep us…and control every moment, of what He is allowing into our lives.
One question we need to ask ourselves as we close; is why would God give up His only Son, Jesus Christ on the cross, to display such love and forgiveness…only to turn around and harm us? One thing I’ve learned about Christ’s love; is that it’s a love that continues on and never wavers…so whatever He allows into our lives; we definitely have the hope and assurance that He will always remain faithful and be there for us, with control stick in hand…praise Him!!
Have a great day everyone and remember that you are never alone; for I am praying…and God is listening. See ya soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain