Lately, I have been experiencing some difficult times with my health; so if you don’t always see me throughout the week…that just may be the reason why.
You know…some Christians believe that we should never suffer…and if we do; then we should expect God to heal us instantly. Now don’t get me wrong; but I have also come to truly see that God uses these pain and unusual moments in our lives, to teach us new things…and even more, to experience His wonder working power…as I have experienced so much within my own life.
As we begin our time together today, I would like to share a Bible verse that has truly helped and encouraged me through these trying times in my life, which can be found in Psalm 34:19…and we read… “The good man does not escape all troubles—he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.”
Just ask yourself today…how would we ever grow and become stronger in life…if first, we were never weak in spirit. I have come to see numerous times; that the weak moments have truly produced much more within my life, which has brought about much change and a closer relationship with God. In fact, I can tell you today; that if it wouldn’t have been for the pain and deep heartache that I experienced in life; then I definitely wouldn’t be here visiting with you right now.
God has a way of working in our lives…and at the moment, when we feel as if He has forgotten us; He is actually working through those weaknesses, to produce something greater that will carry us further into life with Him.
I think that the hardest thing for me to experience; is one day of extreme chronic pain…only to crash and weaken the next day…and why…because I love life. In fact, my mind and body seem to be battling one another at times, as the mind has all kinds of things it wants to do, while the body is slowing me down, through the pain I experience each day.
No matter how difficult it is…and no matter how discouraging it can be…I know one thing and that is that my God is with me all the way. Moments such as these can truly look grim at times; but never has there been a time, when my God hasn’t brought me through them.
One thing I’ve learned to do over the years; is to see the good through the bad. In other words…maybe I struggle to walk and do the things that others find easy to do; but I make it…and that is what my focus is on. Satan may use moments like these to try and bring me down; but what I praise God for; is that He keeps me standing physically…emotionally and spiritually.
This journey that I have been on for most of my life hasn’t been an easy one. In fact, there have been many times in the past, when I didn’t think I’d make it; but just as the verse says above…the Lord helps us in each and every trial we face…that is, if we are willing to give Him a chance.
Maybe today, you are facing your own battle…or maybe this new way of life has beaten you to the very core of your being. May I encourage you…from one who has been deeply afflicted; to let God use these moments in your life, to bring about something greater and stronger…something that will continue to give you the strength to press on. You know…all He is waiting for; is for you to fall into His loving arms…it’s just that simple…and once you do that…and once you let everything of yourself go into those arms of love; that is when He will definitely take it from there.
Have a great day…and many blessings on your day!
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