Hello everyone…and a “Happy Tuesday” to you! Welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…thru the Risen Hope Ministries! As you begin another new day; my prayer is that you will come to experience a God, who truly accepts you and loves you…just for who you are!
In these past 24 hours, I have been hit by Satan as never before. I don’t speak on this…to give him credit, for anything he has attempted to do; but I speak it; that it may continue to be brought into the light of God’s presence…where it can become powerless.
Last night, after doing a little ministry work, I was spending time with God and then I decided to go to bed. For two hours I was bombarded by thoughts…flashbacks and things of the past, as never before. In fact, it was so bad; that I was quoting Bible verses and calling out to God…over and over again. It seemed as though the moment I quoted a Bible verse or called out to God…everything would become silent…but the moment my eyes were closed…it came back…and this is the way that Satan works. If he doesn’t succeed the first time; then he comes back with reinforcements. Finally, after two hours or so of this…the battle was one by God and I fell asleep.
After getting up the following morning, it seemed as though the battle continued on, from where it had left off the night before. I could see what Satan was up to…but no matter what came my way; I continued on with my work…ignoring him.
You know…some people say that if a person is being attacked by Satan; then they must have some form of sin in their lives…but that’s not the way I see it. I’ve truly come to see that the person who has their life right with God, will be attacked even more…and why…because Satan longs to remove that person’s soul from God. It seems the more I reach out to people…and the more my Twitter page grows…Satan is right behind it all…attempting to destroy the work of God.
May I encourage you today, to keep standing in the midst of a battle; because it’s Satan who longs to see you sit down, in the midst of a broken path and give up. Even though he knows our struggles and weaknesses…and even though he is powerful; we must remember who is greater than the power of evil…and we must never let evil win the battles that rage within us.
I don’t know about you…but life seems to be getting more difficult by the day…but right now, I am rejoicing…because I must be doing something right, for Satan to come at me, in the way that he is. If there is one thing that I could say to you today; that would be to not allow your circumstances to be the boss of your life…because these works of darkness have a way of controlling the heart and mind…and when we come to see these difficult moments, as something greater than God; then these become the moments, when we allow evil to take over and have control of our lives.
Someone recently told me… when you’ve done all you can do…just stand. These battles we face may seem almost impossible to get through at times; but if we are standing in the strength of a mighty God; then eventually, we will see evil brought to its knees!
Well…I hope that this writing has encouraged your heart…just as it has mine! No matter what you face today…just keep standing and God will give you the strength that will definitely keep you from a fall! Take care…have a great day and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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