Hello everyone…and a very “Happy Tuesday” to you all! Well…this has been a busy morning, with things to do online and offline too; but you know what…God is so good, isn’t He?!
Lately, I have been thinking on how easily we can get caught up in every detail of the day; that before we know it, we are overwhelmed…and I don’t know about you; but moments like these can sometimes make it difficult to accept another new day.
One thing I praise God for a lot; is that every day is created in a way that allows us to start anew. In other words…we can leave our yesterdays behind…no matter what we we’ve experienced…to start over and even be able to have the chance to view life in a better way…that is, if we are willing to do so.
One of my very favorite Bible verses that has brought hope to me during moments such as these; is 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.”
You know…our minds and even the feelings we experience with a circumstance can make us not only see life differently; but they can also attempt to convince us that we aren’t making it. In this way…I see this as another tactic from Satan, to try and keep us low and out of commission with God; but like the Bible verse says…though outwardly the signs and symptoms of our problems may give us a bad view on life…inwardly we are alright…because God is at work…renewing us even more through these difficult times.
I don’t know what you may be experiencing; but I can find myself looking in the mirror, at a face that looks worn and tired from pain. Now if I was to constantly focus on this; I just might convince myself that I’m not making it…and in the end, I just may give up.
The other day, while I was thinking on this, I began to think on something new that truly brought hope into my day and that is that even though I struggle to feel well…and even though the pain has taken a toll on my body…I’m still standing and functioning every day…and why? Because God is at work inwardly…giving me strength to continually press on through these hard and difficult times. Once I found myself focusing on this; that is when I began to see a strong God holding me up, during this time of chronic pain.
As we face this Coronavirus or really any other thing in life; moments such as these can attempt to lead us down a road of no hope and before we know it, we find ourselves longing to give up and quit life altogether. One piece of hope I would like to leave with you though; is that even though you may feel this way; there is a God at work and He is never going to fail or forsake you…believe me, I know.
No matter what you are walking through today; try to look beyond what you see with your own eyes and get in touch with a God who is with you…working deep within the soul, as a means of keeping you going. Remember…a deceptive lie will only take you down; but the truth will always keep you free and lifted up; so focus on a God who has promised to never leave you alone during these troubled times…Amen!
As we part company; I pray that you will have a great remainder to your day…and just know that you are never alone…for the God of this universe is with you…working to renew you day by day!
Many blessings on your day!
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