Without a doubt, we have all fallen into a “slump” spiritually from time to time. I am no exception to this. For the past few days, I have been feeling numb spiritually. I love God and I believe in Jesus, but my joy has been crushed. I could not figure out what was wrong. I thought that I must have done something wrong to invite this feeling into my heart. After I quit trying to analyze the situation to death (as I tend to do) and also quit trying to rely on my own understanding, I recalled a particular scripture that explains my current situation.
1 Peter 5:8 – “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
After shaking my head and saying “Duhhh Janet,” I realized that I have 2 choices. I can either continue letting Satan lead me down this spiral of emptiness, OR I can fight back with knowledge and determination. I choose option #2. So to try and counteract these feelings, I am making a little list of helpful scriptures. Perhaps you or someone you know is going through a similar situation such as this. Please read them and share them and lets all band together and stop the roaring lion!
Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Isaiah 40:31 – “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Matthew 19:26 – But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”