Hello everyone...and how is your day? I'm just camping out here in my office, with my feet up; so I thought I'd stop by and pay you a visit. My husband is outside...picking up many a leaf and I'm just trying to take it a little easy today, since last night was a rough night of pain...yes...pain again.
You know...it's not always easy to get up in the morning, when the pain you had the night before continues on. No matter what, I still get up...because I don't want Satan to win at anything in my life. One thing I can say though; is that God has blessed me with an office that is handicapable...and I've come to see these things as little blessings, which really do help me through the difficult times.
As I was getting around this morning, I was just thanking God for bringing me through another tough night. You know...sometimes, we don't think we're making it...but we really are...and I don't know about you; but if I make it through a difficult night; this alone reminds me that I'm still moving forward in life.
One thing God was reminding me of this morning, while I was getting around; is a verse from Psalm 30:5b, which reads... "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Many times...the nights can seem long and endless, when it comes to pain or deep heartache; but when the sun shines through the window in the morning; these moments are only a reminder to us; that we have made it through a long and difficult night...to a brand new day.
I think the problem we face...is that we are so busy looking at what is standing before us, rather than what could be up ahead of us. I know for me...starring into the face of these painful moments can be discouraging, as I only see what I'm experiencing at the time...but I'm learning more and more; that if I could anticipate the good times...that could come out of all this pain, rather than the pain itself; then a light of hope would always remain lit within my heart.
This morning, I was listening to a song and it was saying that pain is a sacrifice. As I thought more on this, I began to see that this could be a whole new way of viewing the pain I experience. As I sacrifice the good moments, for what may seem so bad; then good will come out of this sacrifice, as these moments can be used to strengthen me and encourage others. Many times in the past, I have seen how God has taken a lot of loss in my life...and how He's replaced that loss with something even better...that has drawn me closer to Him; so maybe this is also a way to view the pain and heartache we experience. In other words...look for what could come out of the difficult moments, rather than just allowing yourself to be drawn into the moments; that only attempt to bring on hopelessness and deep despair.
As I'm sitting here...enjoying a beautiful autumn day, while watching my husband in the backyard; God is reminding me that seasons do change...and no matter what season we may face; time does have a way of changing these moments, into something even more beautiful; so let us keep pressing on...looking for the good that can stem from the difficult moments we face in life.
Well...time for me to go; but I sure have enjoyed this visit! I pray that God will bless us all with a good night of rest...and that we all will feel His presence, above anything else in our lives!
Bye for now...and God bless!
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