For the last few days one particular scripture keeps coming before my eyes. “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NKJV) Honestly, until this morning I have been having one of the worse weeks of my life. When you are trying to hold on to the precious promises of God and the circumstances you are in do not line up with the word…Life can become so difficult, and sometimes unforgiving, to say the least.
In all truthfulness, I felt frustrated, aggravated and totally buried under my present circumstances. Feeling like I couldn’t pray my way out of a paper bag, with directions, if my life depended on it. Everywhere I turned there was another brick wall.
You know, the word says Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:16) I’m not in a confession booth, but today I confess. Walking with my husband through his dementia is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. Yet everyday God gives me the strength to deal with whatever his condition throws my way. Believe me, some things he does, at times are unimaginable. 2020 was exceptionally hard—we almost lost him right before Christmas. When the doctor wasn’t hopeful—I held onto my strand of hope. I was dangling, but managed to hold on. My thought processes became a blur at times—but my prayer life intensified. And I am so thankful for all those who prayed with me. Now I see that God was truly holding me up with His righteous right hand.
Sometimes when you feel you cannot take another step, lift your head another day, or cry another tear. It is right here, in this place, that God will meet us; even carry us. Then we look back over the footsteps of our lives and wonder how we made it. It was by God’s hand and His alone.
As believers we must stay the course, despite our circumstances. We must lift our eyes to the hills from which comes our help. For it is at the cross we must look when all else has fallen around us. The suffering that Christ went through, on our behalf, overshadows whatever trials we might face. It is at the cross where all victories were, are, and will be won…
At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light
And the burden of my heart rolled away;
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day.
Thank you so much for your continued readership and support. Until next week…Blessings and Peace.
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