Hello everyone…and a very “Happy Wednesday” to you all! It’s so good to have you with me today…and my prayer is that you will come to see that hope can be found, even in what seems to be the worst moments of life…Amen!!
As we begin our time together, I would like to ask you a question. What can help us during this pandemic? The only answer I know; is to just let God have it His way, rather than exhausting ourselves, while we try to fix what can only be fixed by Him.
Yesterday…and even most days, I seem to get a hint of what it’s like to just let God have it His way. As I begin my day…it’s God that goes before me and walks me through every unknown moment of my day…and you know what…it’s amazing as to what I come to see and experience…things that I never thought would ever take place in my day.
As I’ve been sitting here this afternoon, I came across a Bible verse that truly brought my thoughts even deeper into this writing and the Bible verse is found in Proverbs 16:9...and we read… “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
Do we realize that we can perceive a way out of the problems we face; but until the steps are actually formed before us…steps that can lead us in the direction we desire; then we will never truly find the way of escape?
Right now, I’m thinking back to a time in my life, when all life seemed to be for me was going in circles. You see…I was trying to figure out the way and not only that; but I was attempting to create my own footsteps to walk in…one step at a time. The only bad thing about that; is that I became exhausted and my own footsteps never lead me anywhere, except for in a circle. I remember seeing in my mind’s eye, a dark and dingy forest. I was standing by a big tree, where ugly moss hung from its branches…and it didn’t matter which direction I tried to take; it seemed that I always ended up at that tree once more. It was when God began to speak to my heart and show me that He could be my sunlight by day and my moonlight by night; that I began to follow Him, rather than the way in which I thought was best…and before I knew it, I began to walk out of that wilderness of despair.
For most of us right now, we can find it so tempting to want to figure a way back to life…one where there is no Coronavirus; but one thing we must remember…only the One who allows these moments has control over these moments, which means that no matter what we try on our own…it just won’t succeed.
If I was to give you a piece of advice right now, I would suggest that you get up in the morning and ask God to walk you through the day. In this way…you will always be in tune with Him, rather than what is taking place around you. I have truly come to see how amazing God can work…and in ways that I could have never imagined…and why…because I chose to let Him do it His way. Also, when we let go and let God have His way; then we are truly learning how to place our trust in Him, rather than the things that are attempting to get us to believe otherwise.
As I was preparing to write you today; God led me to an old hymn titled… “Have Thine Own Way Lord”…and a few of the lyrics go like this… “Have thine own way Lord, have thine own way; thou art the potter I am the clay. Mold me and make me after thy will; while I am waiting yielded and still.”
You know… we need to slow down and focus on where God is longing to lead us, during these hard and difficult times. One thing I know for sure…He knows the way…and once we are willing to walk in His ways, rather than our own; that is when fear and other negative thoughts will be exchanged for a perfect peace…one that will truly help us to rest in Him.
Have a great day everyone…and many blessings on your day!
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