Ever had a tough week? I don’t mean where you have back-to-back meetings or appointments and a multitude of tasks to complete. I mean, a week of one nightmare after another. I believe you probably have. It’s like the bottomless pit of Hell opened up and flowed every bad thing it could upon your back. If it wasn’t for God on my side, I’d given up a long, long time ago!
How do you handle one trial after another without losing your mind? I say, prayer and pray hard! Take a breath and pray even if silently. Even, if you’re so overwhelmed that you can’t open your mouth. Prayer is our ultimate weapon and we need to use it more! What would happen in a war if the soldier didn’t use his gun? The enemy would overcome him. Our gun is our prayer life. When we talk to God about every problem, we’re releasing the stress and we’re telling The Lord that we are counting on Him to answer.
Sometimes, we’re going through a test because the enemy is always accusing us to God. He wants to see us give up on God and walk away from Him. Walk away to what?? The world doesn’t have answers. We can’t govern ourselves. We’re like sheep who need a shepherd, otherwise we walk to a burning barn. Don’t let the enemy fool you into thinking you’re better off on your own. Don’t listen to the lie that God won’t answer and doesn’t care. He cares very much.
He wants to show us His power. He’s not limited by anything. He owns it all, has it all, knows it all, and can handle it all. I know it’s easy to praise Him when things start to go right. But in the midst of chaos, it’s important to praise Him even more. The devil doesn’t understand our praise in the middle of trials and it sends a message that sends him away. Praising God in the mud says, “no matter what you’re still a good God and I will worship you“. And believe me, you will be rewarded.
Yes, bad weeks happen where it’s a struggle to wear a smile. But, let’s be glad we serve a mighty and a loving God. The Lord never promised us an easy, carefree life. He never promised we wouldn’t have heartaches and trials. He never promised we wouldn’t cry our eyes out at times.
What He did promise was that, He will go with us through all the trials and that through our weaknesses, He will be made strong.