Ephesians 5:16 “Above all taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
Faith is the MOST IMPORTANT aspect of living as Christ did. To gain the abundant life we must use faith in every area of our lives. The book of Hebrews dedicated a whole chapter with 40 verses on the subject.
I am learning that faith is a powerful weapon that can disrupt the plans of the adversary. It has been hard to stay faithful when I am being beaten over and over again. But I must push on. The prize is worth it! My spiritual inheritance is worth it! I have to continue to fight the good fight of faith.
I hope this encourages someone to do the same. Iron sharpens iron. You are not alone!
Blessings to you,
As we walk with God we can be challenged. Our friends and family may pulin joy on us. Our plans fail. Society labels us. We may even become overwhelming and like Jesus say “Lord please take this cup.” Discouragement comes and we can let it stay. Especially if things have been going wrong for some time.
But I’d like to share with you Psalms 126:5 “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” You may cry all night long feeling like you have nowhere to turn. God sees your tears and promises to wipe them away. So take heart and strut in joy. You have to choose sadness, or happiness, joy or mourning.
There is a season for everything under the sun but when that time has passed make sure you smile through the pressure or depression could follow. Remember without pressure coal would never turn to diamonds or a caterpillar would not transform into a butterfly.
Bless God during these hard times and you would be encouraged. Strutting in joy allows you to worship and praise instead of hiding and weeping. You too will be able to say like David “The Lord is my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise Him.”
When I am discouraged I like to listen to music. Sometimes it’s instrumental only. Other times it’s contemporary gospel. I also journal and that helps me clear my head. I am struttingIin joy but taking baby steps. I endure a lot as a single mom but God is always good to me. So I smile.
One song I like says “This joy I have, the world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away. After all that I’ve been through I still have my joy.” Strut on ladies and gentlemen and do so in joy making joyful noise unto the Lord because joy comes in the morning. Psalms 30:5.
If you feel depressed and feel you are at rock bottom please talk to someone. Your life matters.