Do you ever look at other people and think “what makes them so happy?”. Do you ever feel so discouraged that you feel as if you just want to give up? Maybe you aren’t recognized for the job that you work so hard to perform…or maybe you feel as if your hard work and effort just aren’t paying off? You may be feeling lonely, or simply unhappy with what is going on in your life today. You are not alone. It is called human emotion…and each one of us goes through these cycles of life. We must recognize these times as a time of spiritual weakness. Often we have fallen out of our routine of prioritizing God. We have become rushed to begin the day, or too stressed to think of God. We forget to pray…and we sure haven’t had time to sit down with God or His Word. It is at these times when the devil sneaks in and attempts to begin working on twisting our thinking. It is so important to STOP this attack, by recognizing the enemy. Pick up your sword…the Bible…and put on your full armor of God. Pray…before anything else you do in your day…pray. Soon you will see the way God takes care of you, and turns any negatives into the stepping stone toward positive.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. EPHESIANS 6:10-13
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. JAMES 1:12
God is with us.
© Layla Freeman 2017
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light
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