Hello everyone...and a very blessed Sunday to you! I truly hope that you are experiencing the loving presence of God in your day!
This morning, I am looking out my window...to trees that are starting to turn a beautiful golden color. The last two weeks or so, we were having such strange weather for autumn; that I was beginning to wonder, if we would continue to see green leaves on the trees throughout the winter...because nothing was changing color...but now with time; the trees seem to be preparing for those winter months ahead.
As I was thinking on this today; I was also thinking on how life can seem in the dark...to the place where we begin to wonder, if we will ever see the bright light of God's presence again. Where is our faith...and do we truly know what it means to have faith?
One thing I have come to see in my life; is that faith is truly practiced, when we are walking in darkness; but yet, we believe that the light of God's presence is just up and around the bend. It's something that we don't see; but yet, we believe it will happen...maybe not now...but it will happen.
Have we become so sucked into the circumstances that stand before us; that we have allowed our faith to become stronger in our problems; by the way we see these difficult times? In other words...are we allowing what is taking place in our lives at the time...to tell the story, as to how this circumstance will end or have we chosen to walk way beyond these thoughts, to believe in something that we haven't quite come to see yet?
I know one thing...when I'm in a lot of pain, which I have been lately...it's so tempting to think and believe that the pain will never come to an end. We need to remember that these circumstances we face, will attempt to take control of our thoughts and feelings; but today it's time to walk beyond these deceptive lies and believe in something that God may have in store for us instead.
You know...it's easy to have faith, when we can see that something will turn around for the better; but what about the times, when we are left in the darkness...can we still believe and hope for God's best?
As we prepare for another week ahead...we don't know what may lie ahead of us or how our current circumstance will end...but one thing we can do; is take hold of our faith and trust in a God, who already knows the way before us...a God who promised to never leave us or forsake us.
Today, I pray that you will discover a faith; that can truly lift you high above the moments of despair...a faith that will relay a message from your heart to God's...that says... "Lord, I may not see what's ahead for me right now...but I know you will be there...and that you will never fail me"...Amen!!
Have a very blessed Sunday...and may God's presence be ever near! See ya tonight!
Many...many blessings on your day!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain