Good evening everyone! I truly hope that you have had a good Tuesday! It’s been a great day for me…and God has walked me through so much…that I can’t help but give Him praise tonight!
Just think on how much peace we would experience, if we were more likely to think on what God is bringing us through, rather than what Satan is attempting to put us through. Many times, I think that we are waiting for a bomb of a miracle to drop on our heads; that we aren’t willing to watch God gradually walk us out of something. I’m not saying that God can’t instantly heal us; but one thing I do know…is that much can be learned along the way, when we walk out of despair with God. Remember…it’s not how fast we climb these mountains or how quickly we reach our destination…or even how difficult it may seem; but rather, it’s what we learn through the climb; that will be etched upon our hearts forever.
In James 1:2-4 we read… “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3) because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4) Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
As I look back to a time in my life, when I emotionally fell beneath a weight of the past; I now see that God was allowing me to go to the bottom of the barrel; that He may bring me up with Him, rather than myself…and that He may teach me how to live in a new life, so the past could be tossed along the wayside.
Let’s face it…we all want a miracle…something that can instantly relieve us of the affliction; but for me, I have learned so much…and that was only because of the journey that God and I have traveled together, for so many years of my life. Even though it wasn’t easy at the time…I praise Him, for the lessons that have been learned along the way!
Today, it was time to do a little housecleaning that I had been putting off, due to the pain in my foot. I have to be honest with you…I was dreading it at first; but before I left my office this morning, I asked God to be my strength…and to bring peace, joy and happiness into my day…and you know what…He did! I remember a time in my life, when I would have never had faith enough, to believe that God could answer that simple prayer…but through the long, hard and difficult times; God is truly been the best friend that I could ever have…and to top it off…He’s ALWAYS been there for me. Even though my human nature may attempt to override that faith…God sees the need…deeply embedded within my heart and He comes running, to be the mighty warrior I need in my day…and I PRAISE HIM so much tonight…praise you Jesus!!
No matter what you may be facing…and no matter how hopeless it may seem; just know that no matter how much time it takes…God WILL see you through these difficult times in your life…praise Him!!
Well…it’s been a long and busy day; so I think I’ll get something to eat…and then enjoy some relaxation before bed. I truly pray that your night will be filled with the peaceful and loving presence of God! Take care and I will hope to see you tomorrow!
Goodnight & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain