Last week my feelings heart was injured and it hurt. As my wound began to fester and ooze, it became apparent that an infection was moving in. Without antibiotics, it was sure to move through out my body, poisoning every cell. My heart was infected. My mind was infected. It was spreading fast.
No one cares about you.
Why would anyone want to hang out with you?
Other people are more important than you.
As the contamination took over my thoughts and feelings, I let it. I allowed it to run rampant, believing every horrible thought that came to mind. I didn’t care if it was wrong, it felt like truth. I gave the green light for bitterness to start taking hold. It didn’t take long. Just a few hours and it was creeping in.
A short time later, I had to drive to the store. Alone with my thoughts and new found bitterness, God’s word spoke straight to my aching heart.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
But it hurts so much!
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Am I struggling against evil?
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
I have not stood my ground against my own mind.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place
Truth… I have not been speaking truth to myself.
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
Peace… I have certainly not had peace today.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one
Extinguish the flames. Stop the lies.
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
My sword! I am so thankful for memorizing scripture!
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Yes, pray. Thank you Lord for the reminder.
As I prayed for healing of my wounded heart, God’s love poured over me like ointment and I was reminded of the TRUTH.
I am a child of God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am wanted and I am loved by the most high God, even if sometimes I allow circumstances to make me feel otherwise.
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