Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:5
I woke up this morning just sick about a situation my husband and I are going through. My insides were even shaking as I thought about it. I read my first devotional, and just sat in my chair thinking. I then began to just cry out to God. I cried and even yelled about it. Because I don’t understand. I don’t know why we’re having to walk through this.
And it’s okay to not know, but it’s not okay not to trust Him. He tells us that no matter what we’re walking through or what we’re facing, He will be there for us. We just have to have the faith that He’s already taken care of it.
James 1:6-8 says, ” But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” Wow! No doubting he tells us. I’m just going to be honest and tell you that I’m not fully there yet. I have to fight back those doubts that creep in.
If you’re like me, you have to battle that each and everyday, and the only way to do that is to spend time reading the Bible and praying. You can only win the battle on your knees. Ephesians 6:11-12 says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Oh, your battle may look fleshly, but trust me, the real fight is in the spiritual realm. This earthly trial you are walking through is the result of spiritual warfare, and you better be on your knees to fight it.
I know that if I try to “fix” it with my carnal mind, it is useless. I have to give it all to Jesus. He has already won the war. My simple, finite mind can’t take care of it. I know that when I dig into His Word and spend time praying, I am changed. Even as I write these words to you this morning, He is changing me. You see, everything I write in this blog, is something I am dealing with. God uses this as a tool for me to act on my faith and change me. I hope He is using it to change you too.
If you’re walking through something today, and you don’t know what to do, quit trying to stand up to the problem. Fall on your knees and give it to Jesus. Let Him fight your battle for you.