Daughter, why do you weep? Get up from this bed, wash off your tears of weariness. Have I not promised you, why do you worry so? About that time the messenger alert went off on my phone, it was my prayer partner and sister. Talk about God’s timing, always perfect. Within minutes, I was smiling through the tears. Sometimes you just need reminded who you are in Christ and she did just that! I am truly blessed that God has placed her in my circle.
These are difficult times we live in and you have to guard your mind. The devil is out to destroy anyone that is a vessel for God. His destiny has been cast and he is set on dragging as many souls to hell with him as he can. If he can’t take you there, he will do the next best thing. What’s that? Destroy your testimony so that you can’t draw people away from his darkness into God’s light. The higher your calling, the more intense the attacks. You have to stay prayed up and in God’s word because the devil is out to devour you. 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
I have an incredibly soft heart, some may say it’s too soft. I fully admit to being a crybaby. Commercials, movies, it’s insane. With the soft heart, comes feelings that are easy to tread on. I guess this heart of mine is my weakness and my strength. I’ve ask God about this so many times and He says, I have His heart. I’m made completely in my Poppa’s image, how can you not smile at that?! Unfortunately, the devil also knows how to manipulate the strings on my heart and this is where I must be wiser and grow in the Lord. I’m so thankful to have a Heavenly Father who said get up! Hebrews 12:6, “ For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” But He didn’t stop there, He went on to remind me of His promises to me. My awesome Father didn’t want me worrying about something He has control of, wash off your tears He said.
The weariness was not something I needed to carry. What are you carrying that should be left in your Father’s hands? When He says to trust Him, there is no other person in this world you can trust more. When He says not to worry and those thoughts come up, cast them out. He takes care of the fowls in the air and the lilies on the ground, He can handle whatever you and I face. Sometimes we just have to get out of the way and let Him! Matthew 6:26-29, “26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal