It is vital that we stay on course with God. The moment we veer off course from him we are left open for Satan to pray on us like wolves. When we do things that are against God’s will we are vulnerable to the attacks of the adversary. 2We are no longer safe guarded by the shield of faith for we have put it down. We are no longer protected by the Word of God, for it has no place in us. We are weak for there are no prayers in our heart. Our hands of faith are no longer raised high, in order to fight against the enemy. It is not the Lord who desires that we suffer but our unwillingness to serve Him. If we abide in the lusts of the flesh than we are not for the Lord. If our actions are mischievous in nature than God will feel distant in our lives. David felt the same way when he prayed, 1“Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.” In all his sins he knew that only Jesus could rescue him. He was being torn apart at every seam but trusted God could help him. If you have lost your way, come back to God. Just as David pleaded for God to be with Him, pray that Jesus will come to save you. You don’t have to defend yourself from the adversary on your own. Confide in God’s words and He will abide in you. Trust in the Lord and your heart will be ripe for Him to raise up fruit in your life.
When your heart is tired of heartache come to Jesus for peace. When your flesh feels disappointed by the shame brought in by sin, let the Lord change your desires that you may feel true joy. We don’t have to live this life alone. Jesus can do miracles in our lives if we let Him. Our life is filled with ways to be happy on the short term but there is a way to fill joy every day of our life. The source of this happiness is not worldly but heavenly. It is a gift from God for all that love Him. If you make Jesus the King of your life than all things will be made new. You will be able to do things you never thought were possible. One amazing talent you will achieve is the power to withstand temptation. How do you do this, one might ask? Easy! You aren’t doing anything by yourself but what Jesus is doing through you. We all know that the Lord God is all powerful and when you are being used by Him, Satan has no power over you. We can abide in His light and be a beacon of hope for others. When people go through the same pains we’ve gone through, God can deliver them through our experiences. When they say, 1“be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me,” you can assure them that Jesus will help them. Just as He redeemed your life, He can do the same for all people that trust in Him.
Let us pray:
Lord, I cannot live this life alone. I need you by my side to help me be strong. There is trouble and I cannot stand it if you are not with me. I need your guidance in my life. Direct my path that I might do your will. Change my heart to not be consumed with lust. Take this desire and fill it with your love. Help me to feel a joy that never ends. I trust in You Lord. I know that you are the bearer of all things good. You are the deliverer of my soul. There is nowhere else I can turn for peace. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 22:11-20 (KJV)
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
2Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;