Hello everyone…and how is your day going? You know…the other day, as I was sitting in my office…thinking on some things; God gave me a title for a writing and little did I know that I would live out this writing, even before putting one word on the page.
I don’t know what I have been going through lately; but I’ve been living with a little more pain and tiredness than usual, which always seems to make the day go a little rougher. In fact…it seemed as if everything I tried to put my hands to do went sour. I’ve had days like these before; but not like this.
One thing God was reminding me of...through it all; was that each day would be a new beginning…a time when I could let go of my yesterday, to take hold of something brand new.
You know…we all have days such as these; where nothing seems to fall into place and by the end of the day, we feel as if nothing was accomplished, which can make the day seem even worse. Now if we continue to focus on every little thing that went wrong throughout the day, without realizing that tomorrow could give us a brand new start; then what we faced today could actually spill over into our tomorrow.
There is a Bible verse that can help us all during times like these and it’s found in 2 Corinthians 4:16…and we read… “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
There is one thing that I have come to see and experience, while facing an unsettled day...and that is how the day can make me feel at times, as though I am wasting away…and I don’t know about you; but I can feel so bad at times…that I tend to forget that it’s God, who is at work within me…renewing me and preparing me for another new day, which is actually a good piece of hope to take hold of, during times such as these.
Right now, as we are facing unsettled days; we can feel as if we will never experience another normal day again. In fact…the way we feel on the outside can cause us to lose heart; but may I encourage you today, by saying that even though we may feel as if we are slowly wasting away, due to this unsettled lifestyle; God is there and He is truly at work within us…preparing us for another new beginning.
Quite some time back, I had experienced one of the worst days…and I mean one of the worst days. It seemed that everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. Later in the day, I went into my office and sat on my daybed and just stared straight ahead. After I had poured myself out to Jesus, I sat there and said to myself… “Diane, it’s going to be alright…tomorrow’s another new day”…and you know what? I not only slept well that night; but the next day was a much better day.
You know…I think that sometimes the day can seem so overwhelming; that all we can see is what is standing before us at the time; but just like me…we need to slow down…gather our thoughts together and praise God for another new tomorrow…one where we can start the day brand new.
No matter what may be going on in your life right now…and no matter how difficult life may seem; may I encourage you to let go of it all…and once you let go of everything that has been on your mind and in your heart; God will take hold of you and while you rest; He will be at work…renewing you and preparing you for a new tomorrow…one, where you can begin again and experience something directly, from His heart to yours.
Have a great day everyone! Take good care of yourself and remember that Jesus loves you and is with you always, especially during these difficult times!
See ya soon & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain