I had a rough week. Some difficult days and sleepless nights. And, then a blizzard on top of it all! In the midst of tons of drama, the enemy took several cheap shots at my head and heart! He swings hard with every thing that he can (insults, threats, hurts and huge lies)! I’m not going to lie… it can take your breath away and cause you to feel abandoned and super vulnerable. That’s why I MUST always trust my faith and not my feelings. I’m not the first one to be attacked. And, I won’t be the first one to overcome! BOOM!!
I’ve found that it’s often in my most difficult times that I become MOST aware of the GREATNESS of my God!!
We ALL get pounded!
Hits can come from anywhere! Physical attacks, unexpected disappointments, harsh & careless words, family drama, mind games, tough finances, abandonment of friends, suffering of others, lies, hate, poor choices, jealousy and straight-up meanness! Never forget, the devil hates you. He doesn’t back off when you’re down or weak — he grabs a sledge hammer!
But, I know something…
The anvil outlasts the hammer.
God has built us to endure and overcome every blow of the enemy…
What if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us? They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger. The waters would have engulfed us; a torrent would have overwhelmed us. Yes, the raging waters of their fury would have overwhelmed our very lives. Praise the Lord, who did not let their teeth tear us apart! We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free! Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:2-8
What if the Lord had not been on my side? Whoa, that’s a terrifying thought!! But, He was (and is)!
I’m unbreakable through His power & might! So swing the hammer – this anvil will outlast every hit!
(in the comments, please answer)
1. How do you handle the pounding of unexpected pain, hate, drama or attacks?
2. Share a time when you were weak but HE was strong (see: 2 Corinthians 12:10).
3. When you get knocked down (spiritually, emotionally, etc) do you whine or win? Explain.
I’m praying, today, that God gives you (and me) faith like an anvil! ~ Chilly