Sometimes we go through life and nothing changes, but then that defining moment happens and life will never be the same.
Have you wondered where God is in your situation? Pushed memories so deep that you struggle to remember them? Perhaps you’ve drifted away from God and can’t feel His Presence?
Walking with God can sometimes feel like He isn’t with you.
Watch this episode of Let’s Get Real as the panel discuss the defining moments that forever changed their lives and walk with the Lord.
Hope changes everything
Sue shares about how she dealt with a tough situation she faced with her daughter – anorexia nervosa. Recognising that having never suffered from it herself she initially struggled to relate and found her faith going through a series of levels. She totally believed God would heal her daughter but as the days turned into months and the months years without realizing it she lost hope that she would be healed. But she had a defining moment at a conference and remembered that “Hope changes everything”. Without Hope we get low and our expectation grows faint.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12)
Sue realized she had allowed the devil to steal her hope by conceding he had won the battle for her daughter.
Marj reminds us of the need to spend time in the Lord’s presence and the impact it has when we don’t. She relays her own defining moment when she was due to fly to Thailand for her son’s wedding and her passport had run out. “I realized I’d become so consumed with the preparation for the wedding that I’d forgotten the importance of just staying close to Him”. Then when everything worked out perfectly she had her defining moment and has never missed her time with the Lord since.
Be open to what the Lord wants to do in your life. There may be old memories and wounds that you don’t know how to deal with. Wounds that are still affecting your life.
Alison shares about her historic abuse and how God met her me in a most amazing way and God said, “I cried every tear you didn’t cry, if I was not bound by My word I would have rent the heavens and come down and rescued you because you matter that much to me and what happened to you was not your fault.”
Sometimes even when we’ve pushed away painful memories as a way to survive God can meet with you. Chris was adopted as a baby and grew up not feeling like she truly belonged or knew who she was. “All my life until my late 30s, I didn’t know who I was, so I created a person who I thought I ought to be, I would be whatever you wanted me to be”. She didn’t really feel she wanted to pursue her birth mother initially. But then she found herself in her mother’s home country and had an amazing defining moment that only God Himself could have orchestrated. “My story really is about restoration”. You never know what the Lord has planned but if you have faith and trust in Him, He will surely meet with you.
” ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Leah Johnson Singer from NGM joins the panel to share how God’s plans for her life unfolded as she continued to trust Him and much to her delight she was invited to sing in the remake of Luv Esther the musical.
Watch this episode and be expectant for that defining moment with God!
This article was written by Deborah Armin