Good evening everyone and how was your Tuesday? My day was busy…but I felt God in every step I took…and I thank Him; that He is truly in charge of my life…Amen!!
As I look out the window tonight…the sky is gray, with a chill in the air…one that would make a person truly thankful, for the warmth and comfort of a home. You know…sometimes, I find it difficult to remain on track with my thinking, while my thinking competes with pain; but when I unplug myself from the pain, to plug myself in with God…the distorted picture I once saw, opens up a heart of thankfulness to God, for every little thing He has done for me…praise Him!
You know…I think that there can be times, when the circumstances we face have a way of giving us a distorted view of life. I know personally; that there can be times, when my body actually feels as if it is slowly dying, due to the pain; but then God takes me to a couple Bible verses in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 and He reminds me that… “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9) persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
How many times have you felt crushed to the ground…persecuted by others…or struck down, through some overwhelming circumstance in your life? You see…this is what we are viewing with our eyes…and when we become so deeply focused on what is happened or is happening to us; then we tend to take these feelings by the hand, while allowing them to lead us deeper into despair.
You know…just before I took some time off…the pain in my legs was truly starting to have the best of me. It seemed that my thoughts became so caught up, in everything that was tying me into the pain; that one end of this scale began to weigh further down, which made my life seem imbalanced. As I began to focus on how everything seemed to be getting worse…it only led to more, as I began to focus more on how others around me were having it much easier than me. Before I knew it…I began to fall back a few steps…and that is when I knew that I needed some time alone with God and some rest.
Let’s face it people…we are only human…whether we serve God or not…and there can be times, when the weight of the affliction can become such a blow to us; that we truly find it difficult to remain standing. Even though we experience moments like this…we should never see this as an opportunity to give up; but instead, we need to go running to God…the One who can be the strength that we lack…and you know…the moment I did that…God also came running to me…and He met me at the place of these struggles…and He personally took hold of me and lifted me back to my feet...and now, I press on once more.
No matter what you face…and no matter how terrible it may seem…never give into the circumstance; but instead…turn away from it…and as you head in God’s direction…you will quickly come to see; that He is running in your direction too…Praise Him!
Well…it’s been a good day…and I’ve truly enjoyed these writings…and time spent with you and God! I truly pray that you will come to also see how God can be strength for you, during times of weakness!
Have a great night…take good care and we’ll talk soon!
Goodnight…sleep well & many, many blessings on your night!
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