Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! Praise God, for this brand new day that He has given us…a day, where our yesterday is now a thing of the past…that we may reach forth, into something brand new…AMEN!!
The other day, while I was resting…during some time off…I began to look back into some previous writings; that I now keep in journals. As I opened up one of the journals…I read words that truly touched my hurting heart; so this morning, I would like to share this writing with you, along with a few other words of encouragement…
“It seems as though the plain and simple path, now has ruts and obstacles in my way. I guess Satan saw that life was too easy with You Lord; so now he’s come along to make it even more difficult.
This thorn that he now wiggles deep within my soul, has brought deep pain to my body…and even difficult moments of struggle; but I must remember who I serve…and it’s not this thorn that is attempting to control my life.
Help me Lord, to not follow after this controlling pain; but rather, help me to follow after your controlling power. Lord, You have taught me many times that even though Satan afflicts us; it’s truly your power that controls him and the affliction that he places upon us.
Lord, let me be a mighty warrior in your army…one that follows You, while trusting You. May I not sit in these ashes of despair; but may I stand strong, even with these wounds I bare for You. Let Your words fill my thoughts with words of encouragement; that I may not give up. Take me to higher ground Lord, and let me rise above the enemy; that he may become powerless, while You stand even more powerful in my life. Thank you Lord, for reminding me of Your strength and goodness! So now, I press on…knowing that You will lead me to a place in my life, where the wounds of this battle will once more be made whole…a time when these scars, will once more become a reminder to me of Your faithfulness…knowing that You will ALWAYS be there for me, when other battles may arise.”
One thing I was taught, while being counseled, for the past and hurtful moments of abuse; was to write my feelings down. The way I see it; is that when we write our feelings down on paper; then we are also allowing them to be emptied, from deep within the heart and soul. Even better…I find that when I hand these thoughts and feelings over to God in this way; then I am truly allowing them to be removed from my hands, into His mighty and powerful hands.
This morning, as I was looking through some Bible verses; God led me to one that truly took hold of me…and it’s found in 2 Timothy 1:7…and we read… “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” As I read the writing that I just shared with you, I came to truly see that God doesn’t want us to allow the circumstance to reign over us; but rather, we need to let go of this so-called powerful circumstance; to take hold of a God, who far outweighs any so-called powerful circumstance. I truly believe that when we can do this; then we do come to see that God is much more powerful, than these very hard and difficult times we face.
May I encourage you today, to not allow fear and the symptoms of your circumstance, to have power over you; but instead…let this giant of a God reign and rule over the circumstance…Amen!!
Well…I have truly enjoyed this time with you today…and I know that these words from God, will be strength for me, as I walk through the uncertain moments of my life. My prayer for you today; is that you will truly come to experience a God, who will ALWAYS be greater, than anything you face in life!
Take good care…have a great day, and I will hope to be with you again later!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain