This past Sunday I heard a sermon which really put things in perspective for me. I have been dealing with much at the same time from business issues, health and family. I am a bible reading, prayer saying, worship praisin believer. I do suffer.
With all my praying, worshipping and reading, you would think I would be dancing for joy all day long no matter what comes my way. And I must admit I have more times of joy than I do not. Right now in my life, I am struggling to hold onto the joy. That is my reality.
I believe ALL we go through is for the good of the LORD. And that means suffering as well. So if I am to suffer for the LORD JESUS CHRIST, then so be it because I know that in HIS name, I am protected, strengthened and upheld. AMEN!
I would like to discuss moods, and feelings and depression and anxiety. Many, many years ago I suffered debilitating anxiety attacks. They came out of nowhere and oddly enough, they came at a time when I was at a good point in my life. They rendered me completely helpless. I could not feel comfortable wherever I was or with whomever I was with. Nothing made me “feel” better. I finally broke down and went and got counseling and medicinal help. It got me over the hump.
After that incident, I had anxiety off and on but mostly around an event. I never again had it come out of nowhere like that. So, ABOUT THAT SERMON! I listened to this minister speak on Satan’s attack. And excerpting a tiny bit, this minister went on to explain, that the evil one can work in our “emotions” providing fear and doubt, thus creating depression, anxiety, anger and the like. (I am not saying that there are not physiological reasons for moods issues, there ARE). What I AM saying is that there IS relief.
Today, while speaking to my daughter she said that she chants “I am a child of GOD and evil has NO power over me”. It was something to that effect. So for me, evil = anxiety. So I did exclaim those words along with Joshua 1:9. I did receive a calm. I also asked for prayer, and boy am I lucky,’ cause I have some loving prayer warriors!
What is your “evil”? Are you tempted by something? Are you lonely? Are drugs or alcohol calling you? Food? Is your moods dragging you down? Are you being tempted to cheat on your mate? Do you have children who are suffering? Are you worried? Job problems?
WHAT IS YOUR “EVIL”? I am here to tell you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Feel free to comment below and I will pray for you! Feel free to complete a contact form by clicking “Contact” from the website menu bar for anonymity. GOD does not want you to suffer, quite the opposite.
If you are feeling angst, depression – read these words:
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Those thoughts and feelings do not have to take hold…….. you are not alone! That temptation you are dealing with???? DON’T!!! Reach out PLEEEAAAASSSSEEEE, you are not alone!
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.