Father You are my Comforter, my Light, my strength, my Protector, and my Healer. I apologize for questioning and doubting You. I apologize for giving more credit to the enemy and undermining You along the way. I apologize for being so weak when You have shown me countless times and ways how great You truly are. Father forgive me for my foolishness and cowardly ways. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray. Amen.
Why in our darkest of moments do we think that God has forgotten us? It’s in those moments when we should stand still and listen, because He’s speaking clearly but we’re blinded by the sights and sounds of the unknown. We allow our ear to be pulled by the enemy and we give in to the lies that tell us we’re helpless and hopeless.
Who cares about those adversaries and their taunts! Why are they so concerned about your Source, if they have their own? They should mind their business and stay in their lane. But they’re in your lane because their weak minds can’t help but to rock your “boat”, because misery loves company. A joyful person has no reason to be adversarial. Only a person deeply inflicted finds the time to lash out, attack, bully, demean, and degrade others. Only a deeply troubled person would sink so low to tear at you with the goal of elevating themselves. Only a person who hates something about themselves would hate you. Only a person losing a battle to their demons would be so obsessed with being spiteful and getting even with you.
We say that God is our Savior, our Redeemer, our All-in-All…yet we seem to keep letting all of these other voices and sources crowd Him out of our lives. Are we reaching out confidently for the lifesaver knowing that it will save us? Or are we reaching with timid hands thinking that somehow the waves of “water” will still consume us because the lifesaver may not actually be able to handle the “storm”?
Forgive yourself for not putting all of your trust in God’s capable Hands. He forgives you too! I’m grateful for his grace and mercy. I’m grateful for all of the times throughout the day I do wrong and yet He forgives me. He’s here, everywhere, always. He will never leave or forsake us. Breathe and begin to turn it over to Him. If you could handle it then it wouldn’t be a situation. Now would it?
Something to think about…
Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?
3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?
4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?
5. Who would you like to pray for today?
6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.
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