You know how life throws curve ball after curve ball. Well, the past couple of weeks, life has been very busy throwing curve balls at me. Now, I could choose to whine about them and tell you every little thing that has happened, but instead, I’m going to praise my way through this. I really have drifted away from church lately and without the constant refill and without being in a place of the constant present of God, it’s been quite easy for the enemy to get under my skin, so to speak. I have cried many tears, felt like my heart was going to jump out of my chest due to palpatations caused by stressed, I have even wondered what would happen if I just gave up. However, none of that is going to happen anymore! The enemy hates it when we praise God. He hates to see that he can’t get to us, and that’s exactly what I’m going to show him from here on out. I will NOT succumb to the hardships of life and to the enemy’s grasp anylonger. If our focus isn’t on God, then it’s on the world and the prince of this world. I will keep my eyes firmly planted on God and all that He has in store for me and mine. The Word tells us that what the enemy steals, God will return to us many times, and this is what I hold to now! There are actually many verses in the Bible to cling to in times like these….
“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear: I will help you.” Isaiah 41:
This obviously is a reminder that all we must do is keep a hold on God’s hand and follow His lead.
“He knows about everyone, everywhere. Everything about us is bare and wide open to the all-seeing eyes of our living God; nothing can be hidden from him to whom we must explain all that we have done.” Hebrews 4:13
He already knows what we are going through. He is not blind.
“I myself will be the Shepherd of my sheep, and cause them to lie down in peace, the Lord God says. I will seek my lost ones, those who strayed away, and bring them safely home again. I will put splints and bandages upon their broken limbs and heal the sick. And I will destroy the powerful, fat shepherds; I will feed them, yes–feed them punishment!” Ezekiel 34:15
And this one I really love right now. This reminds me that we can never stray so far away from God that He can not reach us and we can not return. He is also a vengeful God and we need not worry.
“And in the same way–by our faith –the Holy Spirit helps us with our daily problems and in our praying. For we don’t even know what we should pray for, nor how to pray as we should; but the Holy Spirit prays for us with such feeling that it cannot be expressed in words.” Romans 8:26
This one is one that we all need a reminder on. Whenever we don’t know how to pray, or exactly what to pray for, let the Holy Spirit do it for you!
I could go on and on with verses, but I think that I will stop for now and perhaps do an entry on God’s Life Lessons on this. Thanks for reading, and please feel free to leave me a comment.