Hello everyone...and a very "Happy Friday" to you all! I hope that your day is going well...and that God will truly be very close to you, as you walk through each moment of this day!
You know...some people think that no one could ever understand what they are going through...even those who serve God. One thing I can say to you today; is that I truly do understand; because my life has had many moments of continual pain and heartache. Even as I sit and write to you today...I am in pain and am experiencing the weakness that comes from a lot of pain. After hearing this...maybe you are thinking to yourself...where is her faith? I have come to see that faith can move mountains for sure; but sometimes those mountains aren't allowed to only move so far, as God has a reason, for where that mountain may be at the time.
One thing I know...without a doubt today; is that those who truly know God and put their trust in Him can make it through these difficult times...even if it only means that we are suspended for a time...above the pit that could've led us to total destruction.
I have learned through life's lessons that there are tests that need to be passed...and one of those tests; is to see if we can truly trust God, during the moments that seem endless and tiring. In other words...are we going to keep holding onto God or are we going to let go...to take hold of the hand of the problem? In my own life...I choose to hold onto God, with all I can. One thing I am being reminded of right now...is that those who truly seek Him, while choosing to let go of the problem, will never be forsaken...and that is what God has displayed in and through me. Throughout my life, I have suffered much..through pain...deep heartache and much loss; but I have come to see that even though I've been afflicted...the hand of almighty God has still been there, to hold me high above the defeated moments that Satan had planned for me.
You know...we don't always understand why God allows some moments to continue on...and on and on. I have come to see though...that even if it hurts...He's still my God...and this trust that I have chosen to place in Him, will always have control over these difficult moments I'm walking through.
The Bible says that those who make it to the end will be saved (Matthew 24:13), which in turn is saying that we are going to have struggles, while experiencing difficult times in our lives; but when we choose to look away from the problem...to place our trust in almighty God; then we can make it and receive the prize in the end.
No matter what you may be walking through today...and no matter how long you have been walking through it...don't give up. Even though the trial continues on...remember that God is still God...the most powerful being...One who has control over every difficult moment you're facing. May I also encourage you to not allow these difficult times to have control over you...or even abuse you; but let go and let God do His perfect work...in and through you...and trust Him with all your heart. I promise you...He will not fail or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:8).
As we continue on throughout this day, I pray that we will ALWAYS have the strength through Christ, to continue on...no matter what stands before us...Amen!!
Have a very blessed day...take care and I will hope to be with you again this evening!
Many...many blessings on your day!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain