So … I discovered something new this morning …
There are only 4 chapters in God’s Word where Satan’s presence is no where to be found: The first 2 chapters of Genesis and the last 2 chapters of Revelation!!! YES, WE WIN!! But … in the meantime, on the timeline of life, while we are closer to Revelation, we can not underestimate the craftiness of the enemy! He is alive and well, and we must not let down our guard. NOTE: he is more crafty than he is powerful! But, he is the enemy and he must be handled as such!
1) Be on guard!
2) Know truth so you can quickly identify his lies
3) If you are a Believer, you have the Holy Spirit in you! So … give the Holy Spirit your permission to reveal lies you have believed. To reveal Truth. Ask Him to guide your steps. To fill your longings. To comfort you. To hold you. To strengthen you.
His Word is His will! And all of this is in His Word!
No matter what genre of music you enjoy, this testimony and song by Sheri Easter is deeply profound and relatable!
My favorite part of her testimony is, “There’s no way to pretty-up cancer. There’s no way to pretty-up the difficult times of your life. But there is the peace of knowing that He hears what’s inside.”
She shares how when she was diagnosed with cancer. She became very quiet. As a writer, it was the first time she couldn’t find the words that described what was in her heart. She’d sit down and with great frustration look at the blank paper, unable to put words to paper.
Now, I wouldn’t consider myself by any means a prolific writer. But, I’ve spent many hours of my life writing for Blogs and magazines, with the ultimate goal of publishing three different non-fiction books. But, the last couple of years I’ve found myself like Sheri Easter. Sitting, staring at a blank canvas, unable to write what is in my heart. At least, no words that make any sense.
I’ve found myself retreating and just sitting in the quiet, sharing my heart only to my Heavenly Father. The only One who is fully acquainted with my grief, pain, loss, betrayal, and uncertainty. And, it’s in these moments that words have been quite illusive, to the point where all I can muster is, “Lord, I have no words right now, so please hear my heart.”
Listen for a moment as Sheri shares about how her pain caused her voice to be silenced for a season. Though it was out of this season that she found the words to express what so many of us have at one time or another experienced.
“Sometimes I feel no one’s ever been in this place before. This is hard and I’m not sure I can do this anymore … but Lord, I need you to know just how I feel…”