Sometimes, no matter who we are, no matter how spiritual we think we are, we all can get a little down. I am normally a happy person. I try to be very positive and remember all of the blessings God has poured into my life. But sometimes we let the things of the world overwhelm us, and we let the lies of the enemy defeat us, and we forget WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST!!! May I remind you of a few things today???
Romans 8:37-39 tell us that "In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Now, read it again. And take to heart what you are reading. We are more than conquerors. NOTHING, can separate us from our God. NOTHING. "Nor things present, nor things to come." That means whatever happens today, whatever is going to happen tomorrow, it is NOTHING when we are walking each day with Him. You may be reading this thinking "sure, but you don't know what is going on in my life." Well, you're right, I don't. But God does, and the bottom line is, it doesn't matter what is going on in your life, the Word of God is everlasting truth. What the Bible says DOES NOT DEPEND ON YOUR MOOD, OR YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES!!! But ladies (and gentlemen) the enemy's ability to attack you DOES depend on you! You have two choices, you can listen to his every lie, and just receive all of that worry, and fear and junk that the devil LOVES to heap on you. Because when you're worried, and when you're afraid, you're not allowing God to reign in your life which means you will have no peace. Or, you can resist the enemy. Call him what he is, the father of lies, and put your trust in the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!!!!!!
The Bible says "be careful (or anxious) for nothing." There's that word again, nothing. Philippians 4:6 tells us "be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." And there's another word for us, "shall." Not maybe, not might be, but SHALL. So, if you are worried, and you give your worries to God, you SHALL have peace. Now, you can't pray, then drag all those worries right back into your heart because if you do, then you don't really trust God. You have to lay them down and that takes a little getting used to for most of us.
I am a fixer. Hey, I'm the oldest child what can I say? Most of the time I tend to think God needs a little help down here and I'm happy to oblige and appoint myself Holy Spirit junior. So I go around trying to fix everything in my life (and in other people's lives) that isn't going the way I think it needs to go. And sometimes there are things we can't fix. Sickness, relationships that, in our eyes, are way past being restored, unsaved loved ones. Sound familiar? We all have things in our life that are God's "work in progress."
So, where does that leave us? I say it leaves us with two choices. We can be who the devil says we are, or we can be who God says we are. The devil tells us we are defeated, that we are hopeless, that we are forsaken. Even Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsamane prayed "my God my God why have you forsaken me." Yes, the devil even tried to convince our Saviour that God had forgotten Him. But that was a lie, just like all the other lies the enemy tries to convince us of. Or, we can go back to Romans 8:37 that tells us that "in all these things we are more than conquerors." We can go back to Philippians 4:6 and know that if we pray, and we truly trust Him to handle it all, and we praise Him, then we can have peace.
So today, resolve in your heart to trust Him with everything. Trust Him with your salvation, trust Him with your husband, trust Him with your children and your entire family. Trust Him with your job and your money and every single problem you have today. Then, trust Him to fill your heart with peace. Because when you have peace, you truly can stand in the midst of the raging storms of life and say, as David did in Psalms 27:1"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"