It seems as though the plain and simple path, now has ruts and obstacles in my way. I guess Satan saw that life was too easy with You Lord; so now he's come along to make it difficult.
This thorn that he now wiggles deep within my soul, has brought deep pain to my body...and even difficult moments of struggle; but I must remember who I serve...and it's not this thorn that is attempting to control my life.
Help me Lord, to not follow after this controlling pain; but rather, help me to follow after your controlling power. Lord, You have taught me many times that even though Satan afflicts us; it's truly your power that controls him...and the affliction that he places upon us.
Lord, let me be a mighty warrior in your army...one that follows you, while trusting you. May I not sit in my ashes of despair; but may I stand strong, even with these wounds I bare for you. Let your words fill my thoughts with words of encouragement; that I may not give up. Take me Lord to higher ground...and let me rise above the enemy; that he may become powerless, while you stand even more powerful in my life.
Thank you Lord, for reminding me of your strength and goodness. So now I press on...knowing that you will lead me to a place in my life, where the wounds of this battle will once more be made whole...a time, when these scars will once more become a reminder to me of your faithfulness, while always reminding me...deep within the heart; that you will ALWAYS be there for me, when other battles arise.
Thank you Lord!
Love your daughter...Diane