You know those times when you open your eyes and you’re too tired to even sit up? Or when you wake up immediately sick? Or you feel spiritually ill, physically ill, and emotionally ill and the day hasn’t even begun? Or those times when you feel drained and feel heartbroken when there is no reason why you should? What about those times when all this junk happens before 8am even hits? Well, it’s funny how quickly Satan goes to work after an amazing, spirit filled night. And why is he so quick to the gun? Because he is genuinely AFRAID! As a Christian it’s sweet that we can rejoice when Satan starts doing these things. And why rejoice? Because it means we’re doing something good in our faith and Satan can’t handle it! Praise God for the fact that we have an AMAZING, BIG, MIGHTY Father to go to in times of distress, pain, and suffering. Praise God for the fact that we have the Word of God that is powerful!
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
We praise a God that has already defeated Satan. We live for a God that is bigger than any ailment, thought, lie or broken heart that the Devil throws our way!
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
It’s beautiful how God places people in our lives that are there to listen and help us through our hardships. But it’s even more beautiful that God gave us Jesus and that Jesus took those ailments, those sufferings, and those sins upon His shoulders and conquered death!
“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
We serve a mighty, just, but such a loving God. And that will never change. Rejoice in the fact that Satan is trying to attack you…because he’s trembling out of fear because he knows what our God is capable of and he knows what we are capable of through Him who strengthens us!
1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NIV)
“Be cheerful no matter what;”
1 Thessalonians 5:16 (MSG)
“Always be joyful.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NLT)
“Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);”
1 Thessalonians 5:16 (AMP)