As I prayed today before going on the air on the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, I have to admit, I had a lot of personal baggage on my mind that I needed to get off.
I began to pray, "Lord Empty me of me…and fill me with you."
I knew that my problems were not big compared to those that lost loved ones 10 years ago today in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, in a field in Pennsylvania, on a fire truck…and all the troops that have been lost since then.
I don't know about you, but I fight a bit of depression on days like this. When sad stories are all around you, it starts to sink in and fester, and you can't get away from it.
Maybe you're in the midst of your own personal Ground Zero. Feeling like you have been left in the valley of the shadow of death…and you're sitting in a pile of ashes. Well, here's what I've learned while scratching my way out of that valley.
God's not doing it on purpose. He's not trying to teach you a lesson. We live in a world where evil people do evil things…they choose something over God.
But, you can choose God. He says he is not counting up your sins, and that someday he will wipe every tear from your eyes. He promises never to leave you or forsake you, even though you may walk through the valley of the shadow of death. He grabs ahold of your right hand and gets you out.
All you have to do is decide to hang on.
It's never too late to begin to become the person that God wants you to become.