Several weeks ago, I had one of the greatest experiences with God! At a time, when I needed Him the most…He surprised me with an answer to my prayer…within minutes. As I took in each moment that stood before me, at that time…I KNEW that God was in it all and that He was helping me, at a time, when I truly needed Him the most, which brought an excitement within my heart; that I had never felt before.
It seems like since that time, I have been facing a battle…a battle, where Satan is attempting to remove that special moment with God, from the feelings that once brought my heart alive and on every cloud in the sky.
Since then…and especially since I will be facing a similar situation tomorrow, I have found myself struggling to believe once more; that God can be there, to stand in the gap for me. Instead…my thoughts seem to be trapped in the worst of the situation; that took place several weeks ago, rather than what actually came out of those discouraging moments.
Last night, as I was preparing to go to bed; I went into my office and spent time with God and told Him all my thoughts and feelings and from there He led me back to a couple familiar verses in Psalm 112:7-8, which reads… “He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him. 8 That is why he is not afraid but can calmly face his foes.”
Even through this writing, my eyes are being opened up to one truth…and that is how we can become so drawn into the shock of what went wrong, at one time…or even how it could have gotten worse; that our minds are taken back to those moments…and even used or controlled by Satan, to keep us distant from a great reminder, as to how God was and will always be there for us.
Today, I’m being reminded that the only way we are going to have a settled feeling within us; that everything will be just fine; is when our thoughts start clinging to the past moments, of God’s faithfulness, rather than the severity of a problem.