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Monday, March 11, 2013

stand firm



As teenagers Satan is constantly trying to attack us. He wants us to fail and be miserable. Right now I am going through a spiritual battle and that is how you have to look at it – a battle. This world is so……well…..worldly. Satan has been busy. He will try anything and everything. One Sunday night I was sitting in my discipleship class and all of a sudden out of nowhere I got all this evil thoughts and my heart completely dropped. I can’t even explain the moment it all happened so fast. The devil attacked me so hard in that moment I even felt like God had let me slip from his hands. I immediately started praying short, little prayers in my head. “God please I can’t do this without you.” “I need you more than anything right now!” “Please make it stop!” Class was almost over and as soon as it was I went and found my mom. I needed a hug and feel some relief somehow. I found her and told her what happened and asked why it was suddenly so hard to have faith. She told me it was just Satan trying to tear me down. So I stood there in my mom’s arms and just cried. She then prayed for me and we went into the sanctuary. The reason I told you this was because I think a lot of us are getting attacked very hard. And the only thing I can tell you is to pray that God will protect you from Satan. Read your bible and find scriptures to help you throughout the day. Here are some scriptures I have come across that help.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s evil schemes. Ephesians 5:10-11       

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 5:16

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. Ephesians 5:13

Guys, we have to be ready.  By saying ready I mean we have to have that foundation of knowing what the bible says and having a strong relationship with our Lord. And then we have to stand. Another verse that has really spoken to me is 1 Peter 5:7-10.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brother throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:7-10

I can’t tell you how real this verse is to me. How true it is. I cast my anxiety on Him every day. I have to be self-controlled and alert all day because I am in a battle. I can’t be eating grapes on the 
sidelines! The devil IS like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. He already has a plan. I have to resist it and try to block it out as much as I can and stand firm in my faith. One day I was talking to a close friend telling her how hard my spiritual life has been lately. Her response was immediate telling me the same thing had been happening to her and that it scared her. So there you go; your brothers around the world are suffering with you. That’s why I am making this post. But God will restore you and make you stronger, firm, and steadfast. One day you will meet someone who is going through the same thing and tell them you have been there. You can give them some encouragement and hopefully they will feel peace. God can use you because of the things you’re going through. I hope this has really spoken to your heart. It will get better you just have to stand firm.

3 comments:

  1. Yes! We need to stand firm in GOD alone! He is the ONLY way we can win the battle against the dark Kingdom. So let us fix our vision on our Great POWERFUL Father and grow ever closely to Him for He IS victorious!
    And even though during the moment it might feel like God is leaving us in the dust to just be hit up by the dark kingdom, God is NOT leaving us! Even though the darkness tries hardd to win because of it's power. It will NEVER win IF we stand FIRM in God who IS the ALL Powerful, Victorious, LIVING KING!
    Another thing, doubt is the devil's dagger into the heart of believers. The devil tries to fill us with a bunch of doubt about our faith, tries to confuse us. In that moment, let us RUN to Jesus' open arms and soak in God's Word and focus on the Powerful King. God is The Hero. God is Victory. God DOES win! AND! In that battle moment even saying Jesus' name out loud helps! Darkness falls back in fear from the name of Jesus. They are scared of God's power! So let us pray out loud and rebuke the darkness for God IS powerful and darkness cannot win the battle against the All Powerful Jesus!

    Okay, sorry, I kinda get all excited about God's power and ramble away :) But I really think it is important that we remember that God is the Winner if we run to Him in the battle. Anyway, great post! And I've actually been feeling the same way...Being hit up with a bunch of junk from the enemy. But I KNOW there IS hope because Jesus wins the battle and when I go to Him, He will Rescue me and win the battle! But another thing, it is amazing how God lets us go through that bit of a battle. He doesn't do it to watch us lose. He does us to strengthen us in Him! He has a plan for everything! And without training, how could we be warriors for Christ?!

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