My sin over took my life and I needed to call upon God in my darkest hour. How do I forgive myself when others wonder forgive me? How do I let go, when I know it's the best thing to do? Hanging onto to wrong thinking, can destroy your soul. When you asking forgiveness from God, he forgives!
Romans 5:8 New International Version (NIV)
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Something we have all done in this life, that was wrong.
Philippians 3:13-14 New International Version (NIV)
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
MY DARKEST HOUR ~
Has happen more than once for me. I can look back and see how God forgave me and forgot it. I see how my own thoughts over powered any truth, because I was hurt, broken and done with God. Then I found in my darkest hour, God heard my cry and came to my rescue. He was there all the time and it took me to surrender. It actually took me time to let go of my hurt, disappointment in others and myself. I prayed for a new beginning and God gave me that. He gives each of us new beginnings in life.
Life moves on and daily we learn to grab onto what God says about us. Owning a mistakes is good, but letting go of it is even greater. God wants you to develop his son's character (Jesus) and lead others by example. The example of not blaming someone over, over and over again. The example of know that Jesus came to give us another chance of doing what is right. We do not learn the same way or do the same sin. Yet, sin is sin and it's purposed to destroy us.
John 10:10 New International Version (NIV)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
I can give you scripture over and over again, but it takes you to believe it. It takes you to grab the thought of change and press on toward the high calling of God ~ Philippians 3:14 (KJV). Please remember that change doesn't always come overnight. It takes time to process things, time to let go and time to cherish the things you do have in life. I felt defeated before and I've felt victorious.
One day brings new things and one day Jesus just came into my heart and stayed. It was I who lost hope, lost desire to serve him, lost desire to follow his plan and lost hope in others. God told me to look around and see all the people who care about me. The devil would have focus on the people who have hurt us, instead of the people who care about us.
Once we put God in the middle of our thoughts and lives, we learn a new way of living. Living a hope beyond words and knowing that peace comes from God. Don't give up my friends, God is working behind the scenes of your life. He is lifting you up beyond words and starting something brand. I remember being so angry at God and not understanding his plan. I wondered how all my hurts could become useful. People would tell me that God was going to use me someday. I didn't get it, but I do now. God does use our lives if we allow him too. God does take the uglies of it and flips it to helping someone.
IN MY DARKEST HOUR ~
I will never forget my friend Laura. Her life flipped upside down suddenly as she received the news of her husband dying in a motorcycle accident. Yes, an accident that would take her on a mental, spiritual and physical journey. Not only her, but her family and friends. What I saw mostly, was she never gave up! She felt like giving up and many tears kept coming. Yet, God has this and she couldn't see the plan ahead. Years later, she is remarried and so happy. She misses her husband in Heaven greatly, but she see's the plan of God with her husband of now. Living again is important after a death. I'm proud of her and will always count it an honor to be her friend. I watched the process and continue to share life with her. I am blessed beyond words.
Darkness turns to light ~ John 1:5
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Our darkest hours can be lost of loved one, a friendship, relationship, jobs, our own failures, sickness and so much more. Anything that takes you away from God is darkness. The Bible speaks of being double-minded. Think about it, darkness and light does not go together. Once you grab onto God's love and forgiveness, you walk in the light (Truth).
James 4:8 ~
Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
MY DARKEST HOUR ~ I called upon the name of Jesus and he rescued me!
My prayers continue for you who read my blog, your family and friends. Thank you for rising above your darkest hour and breathing. One breath closer to God and one breath that said YES GOD, I WILL TRUST YOU!