The time is now.

This morning while reading my daily devotional this was the words for today. These words hit me like no other words had ever hit me before. It helped guide me through the day and to face some things I’ve been fighting with in my heart and my head.

“In life we experience highs and lows, good times and bad–and we must understand the God is God in the valley and God on the mountaintop. You may know the story of the poem “Footprints in the Sand.” The speaker wonders why, during the most difficult times of life, there was only one set of footprints in the sand. Why had God left her alone in those trials and times of trouble? The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints is when I carried you.”

We experience hard times as individuals and collectively (we’ll never forget 9/11’ for example),and many times people want to blame God. The truth is, the evil one puts such ideas into the hearts of men, but God is always there to help us get through the aftermath. Such times of tragedy provide a tremendous opportunity for Christians to show the love of God through words and deeds.

Satan tries to use hard times to separate us from God.but hard times can actually push us believers closer to God. The hardest challenges and deepest valleys force us to rely on God. During those struggles we realize He is always there and all we need. We learn in a new way that God’s grace is more than sufficient, that “we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us”.”

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