October 18, 2022

by Kimberly Hobbs 

Sorrow is a crushing yoke. Burdens that bend us over crippling us to immobility can miraculously be set ablaze, 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 in this world from the ground level. He calls us to “trust” His perspective from His level. This is something that “this controlling person” (me) grappled with.
When I was in control inside my painful state, it only escalated, the pain was fierce 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.
As I dwelled on God’s provisions within my person, His promises and His shining presence along with pure, authentic joy poured into my soul. The weight of the burden began lifting as I saw My Lord walk with me through it all.
He is near and He is here. He is with you, my friend. He is with you and He’s with me… He is waiting to share your burdens and relieve your pain but you must move first. You must move in faith believing the impossible. 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 right now fools you or some of you who may be reading this have a struggle. HE IS DOING A GOOD THING! Don’t give up! Praise Him through it.