Friday, May 4, 2012

Worry in the night

Only a crazy person would be up at 3:30am worrying about what's out of my hands. I don't know about you but Satan many times attacks me in the middle of the night with worry. It seems like every small difficulty I'm facing in my life is magnified and thrown in my face at night by the deceiver and father of lies. the worst part of all this is I begin to believe those lies and the more thought I give those lies, the worse it gets and the more miserable I feel. For me God's Word is most like a sword in the night. Many times the only way for me to overcome these satanic attacks is to literally quote scripture as Jesus did to Satan in the wilderness.

Scriptures I'm throwing at Satan tonight are ....

Matthew 6:25-27  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

 Matthew 11:28-30  Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 Luke 12:25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his  span of life?

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you;my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

I believe God delights when we use His word to counter Satans lies. When I quote scripture in the night I am reassured that God loves me, God sees me, God knows me, God is working on my behalf and that He cares for me. His word is literally right now at this moment alive and powerful to me. I am resting in what He says in His word and I consider Satan put in His place when I choose to CLAIM what God has said. God's word is TRUTH and if I believe it is TRUTH I will rest in it.

Jesus, I am resting Your peace now.