Some mornings as I am waking up, the devil seems to take great pleasure in feeling my mind with depressing thoughts. He seems to hit me with his best shots with a desire to take me down for the count. On these mornings, I don’t want to get out of bed, but know that I must. On these mornings I want to give up and wonder if it is possible to just quit life? On these mornings I feel defeated, discouraged and very depressed. There is no real rhyme or reason. They just seem to come out of nowhere and there does not seem to be much that I can do to stop their ebb and flow.
This morning was one of those mornings, yet here I am at the blog writing about it. In fact, I am not just here at the blog writing about it, I am sitting at Grace Place where I have a full day of meaningful ministry unfolding before me. How do you move through the dark and dismal attacks of life to find light that allows you to travel on?
This is how I do it: I get up and get into God’s Word. I allow His word to speak louder and with more authority that any of the words that the enemy tried to speak into my life earlier.
Here is what the Lord reminded me of this morning – it’s found in Psalms 121:1-8
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Here is a worship video with The Brooklyn Tabernacle singing this Scripture – One of my favorite songs! Hope you enjoy: