The enemy surely knows how to take our emotions and use them against us. I have had my feelings hurt as we all have many times. Even as a minister I have allowed my emotions to dictate my thoughts and it went downhill from there. Every lie the devil had ever told me came back to me as I was considering my situation and I began to feel helpless and useless and concerned about where my life was heading. On the verge of tears, I suddenly realized what was taking place. I was being deceived.
I thought to myself, I could be making much better use of my time than wallowing around in self-pity. That devil was having a hay-day with me and I had given him place by focusing on the issues and my feelings rather than on what the Word says about me and who I am in Christ. I knew I had to turn it around. I knew I needed to have a hay-day with that snake of a liar, cheater, and deceiver who came to kill, steal, and destroy me and my purpose.
Where my help comes from
So, I read Deuteronomy 28, verses 1-13 which told me because I listen to the voice of the Lord and follow His will, I am blessed in the city and in the field. Even my children are blessed. I am blessed when I come in and when I go out. The Lord shall cause my enemies who rise up against me to be defeated. His blessing was commanded upon me in my bank account and in all that I undertake. He has blessed me in the town He has placed me in. He has established me as a person holy to Himself. He supplies me with prosperity. He blesses all the work of my hands and I lend rather than borrow. I am the head and not the tail. I am above only and never beneath.
Wow! After reminding myself of all that I have inherited, how I could I remain depressed? Jesus died for me. All my sin, shame, disgrace, failure, and heartache was taken by HIm, and He replaced it with His love, grace, mercy, and kindness. He made me an heir of all He has. He gave me dominion over the earth and everything in it. I am royalty. He took my curse and gave me His blessing. I am more than a conqueror!
Change happens inside first
It is absolutely amazing how the Word can change things around in an instant. The situation didn’t change right when I read the scripture, but I did. My heart was relieved. My negative emotions subsided. I lost concern for what I was feeling and found rest in the love of my Father. The Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance to obey Mark 11:23 which states “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” I obeyed and spoke to the situation and it did turn around for my good.
The best kind of party
Father’s love casts out all fear. His grace erases negative feelings. My sorrow or pain is cancelled by His mercy. His kindness caused my heartache to fade away. Father is perfect in all of His ways. What a good, good Father He is! The wonderful thing is that when you trust and apply His Word to your life, it will work every time. Nothing good comes from a pity party, but everything good comes from a Holy Spirit party!