Hello everyone...and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all! You know...lately, I have been struggling with a lot of pain and the thoughts of what could go wrong with these legs of mine...and if we are honest with ourselves...moments like these can truly become a difficult struggle or obstacle to get over in life.
As of this year, I have been dealing with knee and leg problems, for about 50 years of my life. When I was younger...I never thought about what life may be like with these legs as I got older. Seems like I'm experiencing more pain and leg problems, with the more mileage that is put on these out of alignment legs.
I have no cure, for what I was born with; but lately, God has been reminding me of His grace. Just like Paul...I still walk with the thorn of affliction everyday of my life...but also like Paul...God has shown me that even though there are no answers for my problem in this world...there is grace; to help and sustain me through the difficult times.
For quite some time, I have wondered why this powerful God I serve, hadn't chosen to heal these legs of mine. Could it be that I lacked faith? Could it be that something was also out of alignment in my life, which could stop Him from working? No...I have come to see numerous times; that just like Paul...God allowed these difficult moments, to keep me at a level where I would always be in tune with that still small voice of God...the voice that would speak encouragement through me...to others in need.
I remember a time in my life, when it seemed as if the pain was going away. I was so happy...thinking that finally everything was going to be better. After several weeks of this; I found that the pain was gradually coming back. As I looked deep within myself, I came to see that I wasn't as in tune with the ministry or the writings, as I had been during times of pain. You may not always know this; but many times, I have entered my office with pain and extreme tiredness; but I also rose above it, to do whatever God had called me to do for the moment. After sitting in pain...and rereading a writing that He had placed upon my heart to write; I could see how the writing came out of those painful thoughts and feelings.
So many times, we choose to give up on God. We think that life should go this way or that way for us; but I have come to see that this isn't always true; because God does take these difficult times...and He does use them for Him. Maybe we don't always experience life, in the way we feel it should be...but no matter what...I have truly come to see that God's grace is sufficient...and we do experience His perfect strength through weakness...that is, if we are willing to give Him a chance to work in that way.
As we walk through this day...I pray that we will be able to live with a peace...knowing that God's grace is sufficient, for whatever we may be facing at the time! May your day be filled with the presence of God...and may you ALWAYS come to see that God's grace is more than enough, to see you through the hard and difficult times of life...Amen!!
Have a great and blessed Sunday...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