Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh…
Falling and falling and falling and falling and…
How far does the difficulties/adversities have to push one before he or she gives up? I have two answers to that question. My first answer is, I don’t know because I’ve never given up before. While it’s true I’ve been at the point of no return but I’ve never crossed that imaginary “point of no return” line, in fact I am there right now patiently waiting for the LORD to rescue me, to pull me back, and I know He will. But then isn’t that where we all are to a lesser or greater degree if we are willing and have the courage to admit it???
My second answer is, Just beyond the point of no return. I know because I’ve given up on more than one occasion. And the reason is because somewhere along the line giving up gave God the opportunity of rescue me. Life had pushed and pushed me until I just got tired of struggling and fighting just to keep alive, then one day I gave up. It didn’t take any courage, I simply said, “I’ve had enough,” and I stopped struggling against overwhelming odds. And suddenly I found myself falling and falling and falling and the further I fell the darker and colder it got. (Don’t believe those people who tell you hell is hot, it’s not it’s dark, cold, and lifeless.)
As I was falling it wasn’t my entire life flashing before my eyes, it was just those times when circumstances and people robbed me of my hopes and dreams, trying to remold me into their image and not that of the Father’s. I don’t really know how long I was falling, but believe it or not it was years. I kept waiting and waiting for the sudden stop and thud when I hit bottom! But there was no sudden stop, no thud only a peaceful landing in the soft tissue of God’s Heart. And as I lay there unable to speak because of the magnitude of the blessing I’d just received suddenly I was flooded with a Light beyond bright and I knew I’d never have to give up again.
If you think for one minute this is my exclusive story you are wrong! Perhaps your imagination will not allow you to have your own experience but it is your story as well as it is mine. Here’s something to think about and to live out.
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.” (2 Corinthians 4:8–10, NLT)
“Faith isn’t hoping for the best life has to offer, Faith is anchoring oneself to the Best God has to offer!”
Grace and PEACE,
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“Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.”