April 1, 2024

by Kimberly Hobbs 


Sorrow is a crushing yoke. Burdens that bend us over crippling us to immobility can miraculously be set a blaze, melting the pain of it all into the glory of His presence. 

When God appears, the pain subsides.

I watched this happen as God appeared to me and gave me hope in the midst of my pain.  From my human perspective it’s sometimes hard to take it all in.

God does not view our problems of this world from the ground level. He calls us higher, to “trust” His perspective from His level. This is something that “this controlling person” (me) grappled with for a while.

When I was in control inside my painful state, it only escalated, the pain was fierce and seemed to go on and on but as I gave my sinful pride to Christ, I began to feel the release.

The pain coming from what I held on to so tightly began to dissipate the moment I released my control to God’s complete control in a surrendered heart. The pain and tragedy I was feeling from whom I felt I lost began to dissipate. They were never (“mine”) to begin with, EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE  belongs to God.

When I realized this and trusted Him to take my pain despite my circumstances, my sorrows were turned to joy and God’s abounding love inside my life began to shine like the brightest sunshiny day! I cry every time I write about it and get emotional even thinking about it.

As I dwelled on God’s provisions within my person, His promise’s and His shining presence along with pure, authentic joy poured into my soul. It penetrates my soul each and every time because HE IS THERE, ALL THE TIME! 

Feel the weight of the burdens begin lifting as you see your Lord walk with you through the roughest, scariest, most painful moments . 

He is near and He is here. He is with you and He is with me! He is near… He is waiting to share your burdens and relieve your pain but you must move first. You must move in your faith believing the impossible can come from only God. Step out in faith and surrender it all to Him. He can do it for you!

“Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me” (Psalm 103:102)

He is doing a good thing for you, even though the pain you may be feeling even now can fool you. Some of you may have a hard struggle and you can’t imagine it ever being over but it can be. It will be! GOD IS DOING A GOOD THING! Don’t give up on Him! Praise Him through it and trust Him to guide you through.