Sometimes we don’t even know that it is happening to us. The enemy slips in one bad thought and then another until we are completely distraught. Once he weakens us, then he attacks. Yesterday, my mom gave me a good reminder. She told me to remember that all of my bad thoughts are not of God nor from Him. They are of the enemy. Once we recognize this it makes it easier to put him in his place.
The moment that I went to God in prayer, with a humble heart, then He put the enemy in his place. Satan cannot stand against the cries of God’s children. When we began to pray, then he has to flee.
I am so thankful that God fights my battles for me. This morning my mind is calm. While I don’t know what the day may bring, my God knows. And He already has a plan to help me. I can’t fix things. It’s the trying to fix it on my own that causes my distress. Honestly, I don’t have a clue what is best. But my God knows. Last night as I was journaling He reminded me of one of my favorite verses.
Romans 8:28 (KJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
My favorite part of this scripture is all things. It all works for my good. So today, I will walk in this truth. Every time the devil tries to sweep me away with my negative thoughts, I am going to center my thoughts on God’s word and recall His beautiful promises.
Scriptures to help me:
John 14:27 (KJV)
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Luke 18:27 (KJV)
27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Proverbs 3:5 (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Ephesians 6:13 (KJV)
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Joshua 1:9 (KJV)
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
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