Happy Monday friends!
On occasion, I will be featuring one of you on Faith Like Dirty Diapers!
If you know anyone or you would like to submit a guest post, bring it on! I’d LOVE to feature YOU!
Today, I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Carolyn. She is a blessing to me and I know her words will bless you, too! Here she is…
STEPS OF FAITH
By Carolyn Dale Newell
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil. 4:13 (NKJV)
I have always been visually impaired, but several years ago, I noticed a rapid decline in my vision. I was sad at the thought of not seeing the beauty of God’s creation. I wondered how I could identify the color of my clothes. How could I cook? I knew that God had allowed this for His purpose, and although fearful, I prayed for His will, not mine, to be done.
I began a rehab program which taught me to live as a blind person. The very first day, I received answers to all my troubling questions. I finally had some peace, but I knew I had a rough road ahead of me.
There was so much to learn. I learned to cross streets by listening for traffic. This allowed me to enjoy walking again – alone, but not alone. God is with me every time, and every walk begins with prayer and it ends with praise to God for His protective guiding hand.
I was not a technological person, but it opens many doors for the blind. I learned to use a computer with speech software. That is when I began writing Christian devotions to encourage others to trust God while journeying these rough roads of life.
The hardest thing was learning braille. I wanted to quit many times. God helped me immensely. When I struggled with it, I asked God for grace. I could feel it immediately. I could have never done it without Him.
I consider it a privilege to have this disability which keeps me so close to God. I depend on Him for so much – even when I drop something on the floor, I ask for His help. It is such a sweet walk with God because every step is one of faith, and with every step, He is holding my hand.
Your needs may be different, but God is the same. Trust in His strength to do all things.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for loving me and saving me. Please help me through this time. I cannot do it on my own. Thank You for being my Help. In Jesus name, amen.
Read Ps. 46:1 and 2 Cor. 12:9-10.
HIKING THE TRAIL
Are you living with a disability or a severe illness? Ask God to strengthen you and give you the grace to overcome each obstacle you face today. Trust Him to do it.
Copyright 2015 Carolyn Dale Newell.
Thanks Carolyn for sharing your words with us today! If this encouraged you or strengthened you, be sure to leave a comment below or look Carolyn up and connect with her through the links below.
About Today’s Author:
Carolyn Dale Newell is a Christian wife, mom and passionate writer. After losing most of her vision, she began writing devotions about God’s grace and strength to encourage people as they go through life’s struggles. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13) became her life verse as she struggled to learn to live as a blind person. Carolyn writes for Encouragement Café Ministries, and she is a featured columnist for Garlands of Grace Ministries e-magazine. She has published a devotional e-book, “In The Storm”, which is available for free download on Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FOAAIIA
and wherever ebooks are sold. She lifts up the hearts of readers on her blog at http://amountainoffaith.wordpress.com/
To be encouraged connect with Carolyn below:
Devotions for You https://www.facebook.com/devotionsforyou