Hello everyone! Today, I thought that I would just stop by and share my heart with you. Lately, I have been experiencing a lot of health issues, as some of you may already know. I not only experience pain and tiredness; but it also seems to be affecting my heart a little bit.
Some of you may not know this; but I have been on a very long journey, for over 50 years of my life…and sometimes it’s just not always easy to understand God’s ways; but one thing He has taught me; is to trust Him, even if the way before me seems dark and unknown…like it seems to be right now.
For most of my 18 years of ministry work, I have learned to press on…no matter what I may have been experiencing at the time; but one thing God is reminding me of today; is that even though I am a servant of the most high God…I’m just as human as you are.
As I have observed other online ministries…there is one thing that has caught my attention…and that is that we can’t portray a perfect life…one that others may not be able to live up to. Yes…I am here to encourage you; but I also believe that God has allowed me to experience and feel the pain of others; so I can come down to the level of the hurting one…to write words of encouragement, from God’s heart to our hearts.
You know…we can have faith and believe with all our hearts for God’s very best; but sometimes…what we desire; is not always in His plan at that particular time in our lives. I have truly come to see within my own life; that sometimes we have to wait on God and trust Him to care for us and carry us through these hard and difficult times of life. Like you…I don’t always understand the reasoning behind all I go through, except for one thing…to know…care and have the heart that can reach out to other hurting hearts. Also…some of the suffering we endure in this life can also be in relation to a satanic attack…one that is attempting to remove us from the presence of God.
I think the hardest thing for me to understand; is why do these problems continue to worsen with time? In other words…is it due to something we’ve done wrong…or is it something God is longing to teach us? Like you…I don’t always have the answers to these questions; but one thing I do know…when we don’t have the answers…that doesn’t mean that we should give up; but rather, that means that we should take a tighter grip onto God’s hand and trust Him for every step we take; so that is what I’m going to do.
As we close our time together, there is one other thing that I would like to share with you and that is this…I am feeling at this time that God’s desire for me is to rest and reconnect with Him. I have come to see that we cannot keep pushing each day on our own. There has to be a peace that comes from Him…a peace that allows His Spirit to flow through each written word; so as of today, I will be away from the blog until Wednesday…December 9, 2020…and while I’m resting and spending some precious and quiet moments with God; I would encourage you to check out other blog writings and words of encouragement on the ministries site.
Until I see you again on December 9th…my prayer for you; is that God will continue to lead you to the words on this site; that will help…encourage and draw you even closer to Him! Take care and you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! Have a very blessed day…and I will see ya soon!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain