There are times in my life when I have been in despair, as we all have experienced. It is during these times that I have waited patiently for God to step in and help me, but I seemed to wait in vain. I thought that all doors were closed to me. In my trauma, I was not content with my life; I was impatient.
But that is in my time, not God’s time. God does feel me cry; He never disappoints; as I have faith, so He shares His faithfulness with me. I am blessed. When I cast aside all hostile and unpleasant thoughts, the doors always open. For with God, all is within reach for me. As I relax in God’s comfort, I am again content with my life.
As I give aid and comfort to my brothers and sisters, they give me hope and comfort in return. This is the blessing of God. As a good neighbor, we all help each other though the tough times, spiritually, mentally, and physically. When we do not exhibit love for our neighbors, it is then that we are closed from the comfort of God’s compassion. It is our misdeeds that causes separation from God.
All that I have comes from God; I cannot truthfully horde what is given to me. Every time I am knocked down by societal life, there is always a Good Samaritan to lift me back to life. My resilience is at the hands of others, given by God. What a blessing! What true salvation! Each of my breaths are from God; each of my encounters with others are from God; when I walk with God, I am in right relationship with God’s creation. . . Earth; when I walk with God, I am in right relationship with God’s greatest creation. . . humankind.
This is Salvation. . . This is Blessing!
©Russell Kendall Carter
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