An Altering Hope

(***This devotional is a little late, but I'm praying it is a blessing to you today anyway…trusting God's timing with it.)


"No matter how dark it is, no matter what the trouble may be, a quick lifting of the heart to God in a moment of real actual faith in Him, will alter the sutuation in a moment. " ~Streams in the Desert


I John 5:4 "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."


So many times, we become overwhelmed by the situation at hand.  Circumstances are often difficult, especially during times of physical pain and suffering.  It is really hard to focus our mind on spiritual things when our physical body is crying out for attention.

On those days, we must mentally, physically and literally throw ourselves on Him.  We have to let go of every bit of pride, self-will and self-pity; and allow God to hold us up and hold us close, being pleased with everything He allows because we actually believe He is working it out for our good.

I know by personal experience (due to a back injury) when the physical pain is overwhelming we can find relief when we surrender our wills to His.  I was amazed that I could feel peaceful while in so much physical pain.  I could even laugh (very carefully, of course, because too much laughter will add to the agony!) and make jokes with my family, even though it literally hurt to breath at times.

My bed of pain became a place of sweet fellowship with the Lord as I placed all of my faith in Him.

We can "overcome" the world with its physical, mental and emotional pain because of our faith in Him!

I encourage you today, no matter the pain that you are suffering, take "a moment of real actual faith in Him" and see just how He will alter your situation.  Perhaps you will find that instead of altering your situation, He will alter you…and that, my friends, is an even greater miracle!