Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 30, 2017

Embracing The Struggle

“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!   How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand.   I awake, and I am still with you.” Psalm 139:17-18 (ESV)

 

I kept telling myself it was just a word.  Yet the weight of its message crushed my spirit.  No one wants to feel the sting of rejection –  the book proposal remaining on the shelf, the husband who walks out, the promotion that doesn’t happen, the friend who excludes – I think you get the picture.

Despite our determination to capture every thought in the aftermath of disappointment, we still hear the lies of the enemy – “You’re just not good enough.”  Amazing how quickly he arrives on the scene to rain on our drenching downpour of self pity.  As if we didn’t need anyone else cheering us down, Satan picks up the mantel and slays us even more.

Perhaps you too have experienced those moments when dreams fade, persistence appears to be wasted and giving up resurfaces.  Maybe you’ve entertained Satan’s taunts and received his fiery darts.  Could it be that you too have heard words spoken over you  – rejected, unworthy, not good enough, etc.  echoing deep down into your soul.

Sweet friend, our enemy loves to sneak in when we are down, but we don’t have to accept his dance.  God has equipped and empowered us to resist and flee the very presence of Satan.  We are not powerless but powerful when we exchange the lies of the enemy for the truths of God’s word.

Life will always present us with wins and losses, but they don’t dictate who we are.  The real wins are moments bathed in obedience despite seasons of drought and emptiness.  It’s staying the course, pressing through despite how we feel or what other’s may say.  It’s holding on to God’s dreams and releasing our timetable.  It’s trusting big and determining to never quit. It’s embracing the struggle, rising above the disappointment.  It’s drawing closer to the One who never leaves our side.

We don’t have to wonder –  our identity has been sealed – we are His beloved. We are clothed in His righteousness.  We are precious in the sight of our God. What more could a girl want?

 

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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  1. I needed this today. Thanks.

    • Praising God that he encouraged you today Rebekah.


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