People can say don’t let these things bother you or stand strong and know that He is God, but the fact is we are human and our feelings are going to come in upon us anyway, even if for a short while.
We react according to the person that we are or have become. Sometimes that reaction is because of how we were raised and sometimes that reaction is because we can remember that one day we saw the face of God in everything and we came to know Him and He changed us. He changed our hearts and He renewed our minds.
But no matter how hard the day is or how we are feeling or struggling to hang on, there is still that early morning and that late evening when we can sit outside or see out the window and we can see the power of God in His creation as He is still here and in our hearts. We see the sunrise and how it blasts over the trees and the darkness rolls away. We hear his creation in the birds and the crickets, or the rustling if the leaves.
And in the evenings when we see the sun setting in the splashes of purple, red and gold across the sky, we know that it is a time of rest and another reminder that no matter what happens between the sun up and the sun rise and the sunrise and the sun up, He is still with us and we are reminded of His promises that He keeps. And in Him we see that there is hope for a Brighter day.
When I first began seeing visions, there was a night the Lord told me to get off the TV, the Internet, and the cell phone. He let me hear a song and it was coming from up above. It was all the saints from the church where I grew up sitting on the bench with my grandmother, Esther. I could not hear the words at first but I knew that I knew the song. When I heard the words, the only words that I heard were ‘Count the milestones one by one, Jesus will forsake you never, it is better farther on.
What a promise. That night told me He needs our full attention, things are about to get a little rocky, but hang on for He is with us.
I pray we can look beyond what we see in the world, beyond how we feel at moments, and see the power and the glory of God. I pray we can hang on to His promises. He is with us.
I pray that God blesses you in this day to find inner peace where He dwells and find a place to hear Him speak and see the beauty that is still here.
You are very loved!
Your article reminds me of my own experiences over these 40 years in the ministry. Our Father taught me many years ago that no matter what occurred in my life, I needed to look to him and focus on him. I have had many struggles in ministry and some of them have been of my own making due to insecurities and weakness of character. Noted author, Henry Blackaby, stated that if we want to understand our circumstances we need to go to the truth and the truth is a person – John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life…” One experience my wife and I had was a still born child; very devastating for the two of us, but God gave us the grace to travel through that experience.
A second experience was to experience termination. God gave us grace to endure when I did not have a full time job for two years. One of the greatest blessings of my life occurred during this time when someone asked my wife what had helped her through this. I was humbled by her reply. She said, ” I watched my husband and how he handled it and it helped me through it.” Glory to God for his work in my life prior to that experience that helped my persevere as a testimony to my family.
Now, in my work, I have the opportunity to give encouragement to pastors who cannot see past the struggles and circumstances of their lives. I can share with them to keep their focus on the Father, spend more time in his Word, and more time in prayer. He will reveal great and mighty life truths for you and for others. Proverbs 3:5-6.
I am grateful for the ability to “Amen” your article and give testimony to the fact that our Father is with (his children) always, even to the end of the age.
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What a testimony. Thank you for sharing that. God bless you, your family, and your ministry.