Good afternoon everyone! I sure hope that you are having a nice day! As you can see…I’m doing things a little differently today…as this morning was a busy one. First…I got up and had to make a call; then Keith and I listened to the president speak…and from there, the morning went crazy…and to top it off…something has now happened in my left foot, which is creating more problems, than what I began with…but through it all…I’m trusting God and praising His holy name today…Amen!!
As I’ve been sitting here this afternoon; I’ve been thinking a little on all that has taken place recently in my life. To begin with…my legs have not only worsened with time; but now I am experiencing pain and difficulties in both feet. Also…I’m on a walker, with one foot bandaged. Then…after hearing about all that has been taking place overseas…these moments have attempted to bring me to a stressful place in time; but after sitting here for a while; God began to remind me, as to how His mighty…powerful hand has control over all things, which to me helps greatly…just knowing that there is someone more powerful, than these problems that we tend to face from day to day.
In Proverbs 3:5-6…we read… “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Do we realize how much worse life can become, when we lean on our own understanding…in relation to the things that are happening around us? To me…our own form of understanding becomes imaginary thoughts, with no concrete foundation to stand on. In other words…we try to figure life out, while Satan fills in the blanks, of what we may be uncertain of.
In these times that we are living, we need to be able to stand on a foundation that will hold us up and keep us from the destruction that lies around us…and that foundation can only be found through Jesus Christ. When we choose to trust in Jesus, with a whole heart; then a light of hope will remain alive within us, even during the darkest times…and from there; that light of hope will be what leads us down the right path…a path which can keep us distant from destruction.
I don’t know about you…but I don’t want to find myself standing on a weak foundation; that could cause me to sink deeper into total destruction…but instead, I want to be up above despair…no matter what I face…and I know that the only way I am going to be able to do that; is by leaning on no other but God…AMEN!!
Today, we are all living with some uncertainty in our lives; but that doesn’t mean that we have to stand by and allow those uncertain moments to drag us down into a pit of total despair. Instead…why don’t we quit trying to figure life out and let the One who holds the future…lead us away from the fear and uncertainties of life; that attempt to drag us down…that we may live with an eternal peace that can be of comfort and strength to us, until these moments have passed?
Today…I praise God, even in the midst of my own despair; that He has His hand on the control stick of my life…and when I lean on a God, who already knows what’s ahead of me, while having this much control over my life and the world I live in…I KNOW that in the end, everything will be alright…PRAISE HIM!!
Well…I truly enjoyed this time with you this afternoon…and I pray that the remainder of your day will be filled with the loving and peaceful presence of God! Please take care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain