Feeling Isolated? Go With God Today

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    sweetiepie New Member

    Feeling Isolated? Go With God Today

    "Some wandered in desert wastelands,
    finding no way to a city where they
    could settle. They were hungry and
    thirsty, and their lives ebbed away.
    Then they called out to The LORD in
    their trouble, and He delivered them
    from their distress."(Psalm 107:4-6 NIV)

    Living with chronic illness and pain can
    feel like living in a desert wasteland. We
    search earnestly for a place to settle, a
    place where isolation does not exist, but
    rather understanding and comfort. If our
    illness is progressive, it may feel that
    our lives are ebbing away before our very
    eyes. Chronic illness and pain can touch
    the very core of our soul and existence if
    we are not careful to place God first in
    our lives.

    What about you beloved? Where do you place
    God in your life? Is God sitting on a back
    burner or do you hold Him in the forefront
    of your existence? Have you become so
    isolated from others that you refuse to let
    even God's love in? There is no where in
    the Bible that states that we will not have
    pain and suffering in this world, however
    the Bible states that God's grace will go
    with us always and be sufficient for our
    needs.

    Remember what God said to Paul in 2 Corinthians
    12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for my
    power is made perfect in weakness." And Paul's
    reply, "Therefore I will boast all the more
    gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's
    power may rest on me." (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)

    Wow, Christ's power can rest in you! How do you
    obtain this mercy? By asking for the abundant grace
    of God to enter into your life. God will meet you
    right where you are. "Come to Me all you who are
    weary and burdened and I will give you rest."
    (Matthew 11:28 NIV) Come to Jesus, come to the Throne
    of God, you need not be isolated and alone any longer.

    Jesus loves you so very much. He walks with you always.
    "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of
    the age." (Matthew 28:20 NIV) Go to Him today.

    God's Blessings.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Kay DeCarlo, devotional coordinator for Rest Ministries lives
    with her husband Joe and two sweet dogs, Daphe and Alice in
    Connecticut. As a survivor of Hodgkin's Disease and Congestive
    Heart Failure, Kay has never lost sight that God is bigger than
    any trial she faces and relies on the power of prayer for
    her life. She now struggles with Dilated Cardiomyopathy, a form
    of CHF, Diabetes Type 2, Bipolar Disorder and Panic Disorder.
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    Compliments of Rest Ministries, serving people
    Who live with chronic illness or pain.