In the past few days, I have had to tell myself to "march on and be strong, my soul". Have you ever felt like that? I am feeling weary, tired and maybe a little bit overwhelmed. Like all the life has been sucked out of me. It's a horrible feeling. After awhile of feeling sorry for myself, I think if I am going to be victorious I have to fight ! Fight whom, you ask????? The darkness in my mind. Though I strive to be the best that I can, the darkness creeps in! I'm not sure how... it just does.
You know, the bad thoughts, the poor me syndrome, the pity party......We are warned about such things in the Bible...
" For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers against the authorities against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12).
Do I listen? No, I forget that there is really evil out there. That the devil tells me lies and wants to steal my joy. I lose control and wonder why?
What do I do at this point?
Pray "without ceasing". Even if it's a simple "Help Me God"! Sometimes that's all I can pray.....my favorite is Psalm 69:29
"I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me".
Sometimes I can only get the first part out, but I know God hears!
In 2 Chronicles, it tells me that if I stand firm I will see His deliverance. I should not be afraid or discouraged. For the battle is not mine but God's. God fights my battles everyday. Never ceasing! In case your wondering that means 24-7!
It is wonderful to know that I am not fighting alone!
He hears my prayers everyday. Sometimes it is difficult.... but I put one foot in front of the other and lean on Him. He is my answer to all my difficulties. I look up to Him for help. My friends can only do so much...they can pray for me and encourage me, but I need God to do the work. He has a wonderful plan for my life. I have to trust in Him. I have to walk with Him to see His blessings for my life.
God has blessed me richly.
Whether you know it or not.....You are either worshipping God or the Devil! What takes priority in your life? Is it God or something else?
My husbands favorite saying, "Give God a try; if you don't like Him, the devil will always take you back".
Remember God is on your side! Look to Him for everything. Keep Him in your sight.
Have a great day!
Blessings My Friend,