Out of that Pit

I'm trying to be patient during this time without my personal computer, but I sure do miss the convenience of being able to hop online at any moment. And I really miss some of my documents and pictures! I wanted to post a picture here tonight of Jackson in his first pair of glasses, but I don't have it on this computer. Argh! I will definitely post a photo of Jack next week. He is irresistible, I tell you!

I have to tell you that I found myself in a pit today. I was grumpy, short-tempered, negative, and downright ugly from morning til early afternoon. When I put the boys down for their afternoon naps, I decided to take my Bible and journal to a quiet room. I felt certain that Satan really wanted me today. He doesn't like the fact that I spent time being delivered from some issues on Saturday, so he chose today to try to bury me in depression and anger towards my kids.

But I fought back with the aid of my Savior. I reread Psalm 18 and claimed each verse over myself by the authority of God, because I know that He wants to deliver me (v. 2) and that He delights in me (v. 19). As I prayed and cried out to Him, I felt peace wash over me. I began to sing praises to Him, and then I asked Him to train me for the battles of this world that I will continue to face (v. 34). As long as I live in this world, I will continue to face days and seasons where Satan wants to bring me down. But I fought back today and allowed God to deliver me from the pit of depression and exasperation.

If you are finding yourself in a similar situation, I encourage you to read Psalm 18. Claim that chapter for yourself, especially verses 1-6, 16-19, 34-36. Don't allow Satan to rob you of your joy!

If you would like more encouragement in this area, please email me or leave a comment. I'll be happy to converse with you further via the internet. Blessings to you!

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Wow -- reading that came at the right time. HOrrible day at work. Nothing went right - at all. Boyfriend is feeling bad so he is grouchy and not really able to listen to me complain/cry. As my tears were welling up on the way home, I was saying to myself "who is trying to make me this miserable". Thank you for your post...really...thank you.