I woke this morning feeling down. Upon my first step out of bed, a headache hit me. And, because the kids had to get to school early, I had no morning moments to spend with God.
I ran through the house finding uniforms and packing snacks, picking up plates and finding my keys. All the while, mini-assaults hit my mind. . .
That person never got back to you; she abandoned you. . .
You make mistakes Kelly; people see them. . .
You should be ashamed at how you are acting in front of your family. . .
I grunted some short words to my husband and headed out of the door.
Later, I decided to fight back. I refuse to be ruled by feelings, sickness, past issues, rejection, or annoyances.
What is ruling you? Do you feel down because of a person? Rejected because of how things played out? Ruled by what was? Tormented in your mind? Thrown off by how you act?
God broke my downcast spirit these three ways.
One: I spoke to myself, saying, “Insides, you will submit to the truth and Lordship of Jesus. You are under Him.”
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (Ja. 4:7)
Two: I considered how much God loves me.
“The Lord will not reject His people; he will not abandon His special possession.” (Ps. 94:14)
Despite what people do, God will do what He will do. He works independently of “man”. He cares about me, His special possession.
I told God about my sadness, then I received (and spoke) the truth that He is NOT rejecting or abandoning me. He will not do that.
Three: I vowed to God to return to trust. I asked God for fresh faith-in-believing.
How blessed and greatly favored is the man who trusts in You [believing in You, relying on You, and committing himself to You with confident hope and expectation]. (Ps. 84:12 AMP)
God will be good, no matter what. It is who He is. Sometimes, our minds may get out of alignment, but the Word of God readjusts us back into place. Nothing can contend against the Sword of the Spirit.