Satan is a sly old fox. His major weapon against us is planting toxic thoughts in our minds about our life. He does not know what we are thinking. He does not know our future. But Satan does know what has happened to us from birth until this day. He uses the knowledge of our life to try and make us define who we are by our past or current painful issues of life.
Our great God, Creator, Savior
God’s truth is that no matter what you have gone through or experiencing now, He will never leave you or forsake you. If you are processing the emotional pain of sexual abuse or a pending painful divorce or the death of a family member, God knows your thoughts before you think them. God knows your heartache and feelings of total helplessness. He is touched by the feelings of our infirmities – sickness, trouble, heartache.
Hebrews 4:15 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
15 For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.
I am not just speaking positive words, I am living these as I write. We have been living strictly by faith and trust in God for 14 years. Satan brought adversity against us that turned our lives up-side-down. The devil thought he could destroy our faith in God and destroy my life-long ministry. We have yet to fully recover. As I am in the trenches helping others with God’s truth nationwide through counseling, I’m living what I am teaching, counseling and writing.
We must choose moment by moment to trust God and His Word one day at a time. It is spiritual warfare. We must put on the whole armor of God (Ephes. 6). God knows our beginning to our ending. His Word promises us that He will supply all of our needs. We must choose to be thankful for today’s blessings, strength and health. I refuse to allow toxic thoughts to remain in my mind! I pray God’s Word! I speak God’s Word! I say, “Away with you Satan!”
I am looking for Jesus to come every day to take His Bride to heaven! Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith and my life. Nothing can separate me from the love of God – Roms. 8)! The Lord is my joy and strength. Greater is He that lives within me than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
An old chorus says, “I am determined to hold out to the end. Jesus is with me and on Him I can depend. I know I have salvation for a feel it in my soul. I am determined to hold out to the end.” Jesus is coming!
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