One thing God is showing me more and more; is to never remain weak with a problem because Satan is lurking around…looking for some point of weakness to prey on. In 1Peter 5:8 we read…“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
You know…we don’t always overcome our problems instantly; but that doesn’t mean that we should remain weak in those problems. Until now, I haven’t really thought of it this way; but we can actually be experiencing a weak problem, without living the weakness. In other words, there can be a weak circumstance surrounding us; but at the same time, we can allow God to lift us above that weak circumstance…to a place where we are no longer face to face with it.
If I was to think about a point of weakness in my life, I guess I would have to say that it’s the chronic pain I live with…and what is amazing; is that just at the time Satan turns up the pain…he seems to be right there…attempting to detour me, from the work God has for me to do. One thing I can say for sure…no matter how tired and drained I may feel from the pain; God has taught me how to go beyond it and reach instead, for what He longs for me to do for Him.
When I look back to an old rugged cross…a time, when Jesus was taking His final steps to the cross; I see a love that was so strong…a love that was never affected by what Satan was attempting to use against Him, as a means of stopping Him, from dying on the cross. In fact…His love for us became greater than the weak moments that stood before Him…like the weak moments of extreme suffering, pain and ridicule.
Sometimes, I think we become so deeply focused on the weakness, rather than the strength that can lift us above that weakness; that we completely miss out on all God longs to offer us, during the tough times…like peace of mind, hope, and most of all, His loving presence.
No matter what you may be facing today…let God take you above despair; that you may be distant from the clutches of evil…AMEN!!