I’ve had a rough week and my body is just start to recover. I was reflecting on the year over the last several days and wow, the enemy has tried hard to take me out this year. To God be the glory, I’m still standing. The pain was so bad on Thursday evening that I found myself crying out to my Father, I need a respite from this pain or I need you to take me home. The pain came down to a bearable level, thanks to my Father. Mentally and emotionally I was being attacked just as viciously. I began to ask God about other prophets in the Bible. Were they attacked with things like depression or even suicidal thoughts? I found myself studying the prophet Elijah. He had seen God use the ravens to feed him and speak through him yet in 1 Kings 19:4 he requested for himself that he might die, asking the Lord to take his life. This man of God that prophesies to the nation of Israel, who has seen the hand of God suffers through a time where he says it’s enough Lord, take my life. If you go on to read this chapter (and I’ll share the verse in the coming days), the Lord doesn’t leave him in that low place. He instructs Elijah to stand on the Mount and God met him there with a still small voice.
Wow. Right now we hear booming, raging voices from the enemy as I see and hear of people committing suicide. That spirit is real. He is skillful in his attack and he knows where to hit, when, and the words to get in your head. If your prone to depression, it’s not if he will try that card but when. What God showed me today was we have to stay rooted in Him. We have to listen for His still voice amidst the deadly chatter the enemy throws at us. We have to shut the enemy out and stop entertaining him in any way, I don’t care if it’s music, TV, memes. We must renew our mind daily and stay connected to the root. The root is God. Anything that is not of Him has to be uprooted at the source. The devil is a liar. The Lord told me this morning in prayer I had to filter everything I see and hear through Him. He knows all and sees all. He knows the heart behind the actions. The enemy will take something innocent and make you think it’s the end of the world while he lets the important stuff slip on by. God said, filter it ALL through Me daughter! Lean not to MY understanding, but MY Fathers. We need to tap into His wisdom to guide us! Are you facing a hard time? I get it, I so get it. Take a little time and a notebook and just listen for your Father’s still voice. Do this daily! God wants you to live in peace and that filters through Him! ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.” ~ 1 Kings 19:4