Hello everyone...and a very "Happy Friday" to you all! I truly hope that your day is off to a good start...and that you will truly...truly experience the presence of God in your day!
One thing we are taught to do in Gods word; is to wait on the Lord...but you know what...sometimes that's all we find ourselves doing. In other words...there can be times, when we sit and wait...while never working with God, to show Him the desires of our hearts.
I remember many times in my past, when I continually found myself pursuing my problems more than God. It was amazing, as to how I knew more about what was happening around me, rather than focusing on what God could do through those difficult times. In fact...I guess I can say that I became close friends with my problems, which is not a good thing to do...believe me I know.
Each day, we need to stop and ask ourselves, as to what is going on within us...and if we find that we have become too caught up in the problem; then we need to shake the dust of that circumstance from us and begin anew, by pursuing God...and the things that can draw us away from despair...into His perfect peace. In fact...that is a good way to see if we are headed in the right direction. In other words...if we are filled with anxiety and overwhelming thoughts; then just maybe we have chosen to follow after the problem, rather than God...but on the other hand, if we are experiencing peace; then we can say that we have chosen to head in God's direction...and from there, we must continue to pursue the direction that we are headed in.
No matter what we walk through today...may I encourage you to not get stuck...or sucked into the problem; for these moments will only lead you to further despair. Instead, why not shake the circumstance from you and pursue a God, who can lead you down paths of hope...a hope that will walk you away from the problem, while drawing you closer to the remedy of that problem...that you so desperately need.
Today, I pray that we will take the time to pursue God with all our hearts; that we may truly experience His perfect peace!
Have a great Friday...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