It’s been a difficult week and I have to say I am thankful the weekend is close. I felt like I was fought every way I turned this week. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, I felt like I was running in E. As I went to write this 1 Peter 5:8-9 was never more clear to me, “8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” Each morning, I’ve struggled to get up in time to pray and read before I start my day. Every single night I’ve had to press in to pray and do my night reading and devotion. I was attacked on multiple levels and still hold my stomach as I type this BUT God. He has met every single need, given strength when I just didn’t think I had any, and caught tears when I pressed through.
My nieces came over today and my little niece brought my mom’s doll and placed it on my bed to sleep with my dogs toys all around to watch her. I looked over and April was watching her too. It just made my heart smile. This evening I looked at the mess and saw peace in the chaos. Like the lambs surrounding the doll, the Holy Spirit has surrounded me all week. The devil thought he could break me, but God uses those attacks to strengthen me. In the end, everything works out for my good and God’s glory (Romans 8:28, “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.”). Did you know you could find peace in the chaos? When you are focused on God, He is the peace that grounds you. Everything around you can go crazy, but your faith allows you to know the one that created it all has control of this too! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal