Life can change suddenly… Unexpectantly… In an instant… Just like that….the storm arises… Without any warning at all. One moment you are experiencing the bliss of intimacy with Christ. The world is full of light. His voice is clear and distinct. The Word has come alive before you. You are enjoying the glory and radiance of time alone with God on the mountain top. “And as these were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here;…While He was saying this, a cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. Then a voice came out of the cloud, saying, ‘This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!” Luke 9:33-35
Anyone know what I’m talking about today? You are in a good place, accompanied by good friends, standing in His presence, and everything is “all good.”
But then it all changes… Dark, heavy clouds fill your life. The light that once shown so brightly has now been diminished and all but disappeared. His voice has become a distant memory. The word that once was so clear now lies all but forgotten in the corridors of your mind. Just moments before you were full of joy and confidence. But now it has all dissipated in the fog of fear that has suddenly surrounded you. You feel alone. All alone. The friends that once seemed so close have now vanished. And worst of all? You can’t see Him anymore and you quickly begin to wonder if He has not altogether abandoned you.
Yes, life can change suddenly.
We have all been there at some point (some of you reading this might well be there right now). And if you will allow me, I want to remind each of you of something very important today. Think about it for a minute. Their visible situation may have changed. The clouds might have hidden Jesus from your view. Circumstances had now brought them to a place of fear. But only the EXTERNALS had changed. The ESSENTIALS were still the same. The disciples were still on the mountain top. And Jesus was still there. The clouds had overshadowed them but the Savior had not forsaken them. The glory of the moment had left them but Jesus had not abandoned them.
When everything around them gave way to sudden change, when everything within them crumbled before the violence of human emotion, God had remained constant, steadfast, and unmoveable. Jesus was still there. He had never left. Not once. Not for a single moment.
There will be those times when the clouds of worry and fear seem to hide Him from view, but no matter how dark the night we can take heart. God is always there. He will never leave us. And if we will be still, we will hear His voice.
Jesus is a safe harbor
I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him.
If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32.
He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips.
I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS!
I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE!
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