The walls feel like they’re caving in. Our hearts race. We begin to fear what could be lurking around the corner. We chalk it up to “Murphy’s Law.”
Who is this Murphy anyhow? The name of the demon who is following us around? The one we willingly listen to?
When these days become hard pressed. When your foundation is crumbling remember Whose you are.
If you’re finding it hard to breathe through the contractions of life you need to go back to the One Who gives you breath. His Word, that’s the only thing that is going to get you through this rough time. His Word is the only strength your foundation needs. It seals in all those cracks that you didn’t even see. When you allow your eyes to lay upon His Words your heart will find joy. You can’t fix the wrongs in this world. You can’t fix the sins in this world. His love is the only remedy. The enemy has lied to us long enough. Take back His word and I pray that you will rest peacefully in each page. Yet, if you feel your feathers being ruffled by what He says, that’s good! That’s a sign that He’s chiseling away the lies that the enemy has sewn along the way.
My loves, we all come before our valleys. But will you come prepared or will you stumble into your valley? In 1 Samuel 25:13 David tells his men to “strap on your swords!” I always get a kick out of his words. You really need to go back through and read the context of why he’s saying it. But let me encourage you to “strap on your swords!” Strap on the word of God so when the enemy comes to fight that you are prepared. That you are ready to make a defense for the faith within you. You are in God’s army. He trusts you in this battle that is being waged before our very eyes. The question is, whose side are you on? A warrior prepares himself for battle. He does not lay around awaiting someone to feed him and train him. He trains himself so that he is ready when the time comes. When the trumpet is blown. Therefore, we too should prepare ourselves and our families.
Each morning, before you arise, reach over and take up your Bible. Find a reading schedule to adhere to. And every morning feed your soul before you feed your belly. There is no food that can satisfy like His glorious words can. Consider it a challenge, each and every story in the Bible points to Christ. Your job, detective, is to understand how. Then teach it to your children. They will then arise and call you blessed.
The valleys are coming. Strap on your sword!