Don’t Despair…

I know you may think that this is easy for me to say.  I don’t know you or your situation; I don’t know what you may be going through.  However, I do know that spiritual warfare is real in this life.  I know that satan is real, and I know that he is the great deceiver.  He is  sly and cunning and twisting the truth around in your head to make you think you are not good enough, to make you think you are a failure; maybe he’s even convinced you that you are not worthy of living.  I hope not, because there is hope in your grasp.  The Bible tells you that the devil is hunting souls in 1Peter 5:8, “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour”.  Do not let the devil devour you, by believing his lies about you.  Do not do it! Your life has great purpose in this world.  This world needs your life in it.  God has sent his son Jesus to die for YOU.  Because YOUR life is worth it, because you are valued on Earth and in Heaven.  God has selected YOU for this life.  YOU have been fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of your Creator.  YOU have a Creator who loves you and wants you to let go of satan’s bondage around your heart and your mind.  The battle has been fought and won for YOU!  You have been victorious against the devil’s schemes, through Jesus’ death and resurrection on the cross.  You are free from bondage.  Right now, in this life, in this moment, you are free of condemnation.  YOU are deeply loved.  God has told you in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.  Let the Lord give you your future back.  You can do this now, by casting all your anxieties and troubles upon Him, because He cares for you.  Call out to God if you are lonely tonight.  Call out to God if you feel desperate.  He loves you.  He wants you to feel His love for you.  I am praying for you tonight.  Wherever you are, whatever your troubles, I am praying for you.  I am praying that God meets you right where you are and that you will be overcome by His GREAT love for you and your life.

I want to leave you with the lyrics of a song that brings me great comfort when I need to know there is someone much greater than myself in control.  It brings me comfort to know that the God of the universe has fought for me, He loves me, and He defends my soul, (and YOURS) against the devil’s schemes for ALL eternity.  I pray that you will hear these words tonight and know that in your heart they are true.

God bless you,

Catherine

“When condemnation grips my heart, and satan tempts me to despair, I hear the voice that scatters fear, the Great I AM the Lord is here.  Oh praise the one who fights for me and shields my soul eternally”! by Rend Collective

listen to the song below.

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