Hello everyone...and a "Happy Sunday" to you all! I truly pray that you will experience God in your day...the One who will ALWAYS be greater than anything you endure in this life!
You know...isn’t it amazing how our circumstances can attempt to make us believe that they are greater than the One who lives within us? I don’t know about you…but in the past, while I was going through one circumstance after another, it seemed as if the so-called power of a weak circumstance began to rise up within me, while attempting to make me believe that it was the biggest thing and the most powerful thing in my life…one that could even possibly bring me down to total defeat.
How is it that we find ourselves turning our attention to a weak problem…above a strong God? Could it be that we have come to know our problems more than God? Could it be that we have allowed ourselves to become caught up in what is happening around us…to the place that we can’t take our eyes off the problem long enough, to look up and see how big God could truly be for us?
After walking out of pain, loss, abuse and much more, I can truly say that God is bigger than anything we may go through. Even though pain can attempt to control the mind and bring us down to nothing; I have truly seen where God’s perfect peace can calm the storm that rages within…and even though moments of loss can make us feel alone and in a world of our own; I know a God who can fill the emptiness within and make life more complete…and even though abuse or deep heartache can make a person feel worthless; I have experienced a God who can make us feel worthy of His love.
You know…as I’ve walked through 21 knee operations…chronic pain…abuse and a dysfunctional home life, along with many years of loss and depression and a worthlessness that I can’t even describe, I’ve truly come to see that I only came out of those overwhelming moments because of a big God. I can honestly say that no one could have broken the chains that bound me up for many years, like He did for me!
As I look back on the many painful moments of my yesterdays; I also think back to moments when I used to see them as though nothing or no one could have been more powerful or greater than what I experienced at the time; but then later, I placed them on a scale with God on the other side and that is when I truly saw how big my God had been for me. Words cannot describe the hopelessness He brought me out of. He didn’t have to do that either; but His love for me became greater than the evil that was attempting to bring me down for good…and that in itself shows me how big of a God I serve.
Even with all that I have experienced in my yesterdays…God continues to be the biggest one in my life for each tomorrow. One thing I’ve truly come to see about God; is that He is a God that never wavers…weakens or becomes less of a God in my life. I think that sometimes, we just need to take a tight focus off of a circumstance and place a tighter focus on God. When we can see how God can be greater than what we may be experiencing at the time; then hope will always remain alive within us…just knowing that nothing will ever be able to rise above this big God!
Blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
“He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.8) He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight. 9) He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it. 10) He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness. 11) The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.12) By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.13) By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent. 14) And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?” Job 26:7-14
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain