Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! I am so happy to have you with me today…and my prayer is that we will ALWAYS remember that we can do ALL things through Christ…despite what may be happening in our lives at the time…Amen!!
Lately, I have been struggling very much with my health…and I don’t say that as a means of complaining…but only as a means of sharing what God teaches me through these troubling times.
Yesterday seemed to be a little more difficult for me…and by evening, I found myself in tears…crying out for God’s help. You see…when a person is hit with every blow that Satan can bring her way, as a means of stopping God’s encouraging words; then those blows have a way of overwhelming a person…to a place where they find it even more difficult to cope. Let’s face it…we’re all human…and no matter what…we have our moments of weakness, where the struggles seem to become even more real than at other times.
Last night, after finally getting myself under control, I just decided to go to bed and get some rest. Before falling asleep, I said under my breath… “Please help me Lord”…knowing that when we find it too hard to speak a word; that He can read the tablet of our hearts and know every little thing about the moments that we are experiencing.
Anyways…after talking with God, I fell quickly to sleep and before I knew it…it was morning. When I first woke up, I sat on the side of the bed and Satan was already at work…trying to convince me that I just couldn’t make it through the day; but then a strength entered my body…and it was as if I was being lifted to my feet.
As I began to get around for the day; God was already at work too, as He gave me the words to today’s writing… “When I Say I Can’t – God Says I Can.” For a moment, I just stood there and soaked in those words…and before I knew it, I was already feeling a bit energized.
You know…I think that we can experience times, when we become so caught up in the overwhelming and discouraging moments of life; that we completely forget that when we can’t make it…we really can…and how…with God’s help.
This morning, as I was listening to some music and preparing for today’s writing; God led me to a well-known Bible verse that He has used many times in my life…and it’s found in Mark 10:27, which reads…“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible; but not with God. Everything is possible with God.”
You know…I think that if we could just stop and remember that we are only human; then we would see these difficult times in a different way that would bring hope into these moments. We must also remember that since we are only human; that we don’t hold that perfection within us that God holds within Himself; so this alone should tell us that there may be times, when we just aren’t strong enough to get through the moments, when weakness can seem more powerful than our own human strength. Even though we can’t make it…we should never give up; but instead, we should turn to the One whose strength can be made perfect through our weaknesses.
Maybe you too, are facing moments that are attempting to make you want to give up; but remember one thing…that is only because you can’t do it on your own. Instead of giving up for this reason, may I encourage you to turn to the One whose strength can override your weaknesses and cause you to rise above the so-called strength of a circumstance. One thing I know for sure…when we stop saying...“I can’t”…and start saying… “God can;” that is when hope will once more spring alive within us...to carry us through these times that just seem so overwhelming…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and may you ALWAYS feel the Spirit of God rising up through the troubled times in your life…Amen!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain