There was a time reality that was a far reach and it took everything I had to reach for the concept of everyday life and still it didn’t work. When suddenly life is turned upside down by bad news or an unfortunate circumstance, it can send the mind on a journey unbeknownst to man, unless by experience. At these times, we’re subject to learn or we choose to allow circumstances to cause us to circle the wilderness. Because we choose to learn from God, He increases us with wisdom and understanding that establishes us to use knowledge to appropriate things in life.

If we don’t fight with the measure of faith we’ve been given, the physical body may heal while the emotional scars run deep. The ministry we receive from God heals the mind, body, and soul. We have to renew our minds and remember what God has done and stand on His word. Faith causes us to remain established and rooted in wisdom, as we’re delivered and healed in our spirits.

Sometimes when you’ve experienced traumatic situations, triggers can send the mind and emotions on a reel, just to return to you the tactics of the devil. It shows you the means in which he tried to destroy and dismantle your life. It is also an opportunity so that you can stand established and rooted in ministry. This knowledge is revealed when we don’t give up. I’ve been blessed to see such a place, as I humbly give an account. I must say that the lessons we learn through hard times indeed can seem like you can’t bear much more. And at those times when I felt my weakest, I saw that I indeed could endure. But each step forward in faith seemed harder than the ones previously, until I began to get the rhythm of walking out my faith in God.

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.” — Isaiah 40:29

God gave me strength no man gave and no man can take away from me. The script was flipped and I no longer depended on myself and human agency to get my day started. I was so distraught I couldn’t get myself out of bed. And looking at the blinds seeing the sun peeking through didn’t sir my soul like many mornings before. This was a strong hit from the enemy and I must say God came on the seen as strong. The Holy Ghost counseled me daily with rhema words, which were my manna from heaven. I wasn’t used to having to seek His Spirit to have strength just to live through one more day. It was like being a baby having to learn to walk all over again. I began to understand more that if it is the Lord’s will, I will go do this or that, if it’s the Lord’s will.

I learned that we sometimes have to lose our minds to gain the mind of Christ. Some of the ways we think however cultivated isn’t conducive to where God wants us. He wants to bless us to know Him more. I will never forget how He tended to me. When life is in question, the question to ask your self is, “Why do I want to live?” Our purpose must be to live for Christ.

Because He brought me through many hard seasons is the reason why I encourage you not to forget where you’ve come from. Don’t forget who brought you out when your ability was of no consequence. When the dust settles and life goes on, may we find a quiet place to commune with God. May we sit awhile, reverencing God Almighty who has ministry for our souls. “For it is God that worketh in you to will and to do His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13) This is the rhythm of the gospel character and the sound of the world of God exemplified in your life.

Pamela Young is a native of Goldsboro, a 1990 graduate of Goldsboro High School and author of two books. Share your thoughts with Pamela at breathofapoet@yahoo.com.