God’s plan for you is not only that you be strong and be full of peace but that you have joy and full assurance that He will never leave you nor forsake you. Satan is after your joy. He does not want you to have joy because he knows that the joy of the Lord is your strength.
The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.” Psalms 119:130
No matter what you are going through in your life right now God wants you to be joyful. Satan is the one who is trying to depress you, and discourage you. He wants you to isolate yourself from people who speak the truth. He wants you to be weak which is the opposite of having joy. He wants you to be vulnerable to temptation. He basically wants to keep you in the dark.
It’s amazing how we equate darkness with depression. We describe a room as dark and depressing. Satan wants not only to consume your mind with darkness but also your surroundings.
If Satan has harassed you with depression, hopelessness, anxiety, fear, etc., then that’s a sure sign that you have given him way more access to your mind than you’ve given to God. You have to deliberately feed your mind with more truth than you’ve ever done before because the “the entrance of God’s word brings light”. And when the light goes on in your mind you will begin to see that Satan is a liar. He’s the one telling you that it’s hopeless. He’s the one filling your mind with guilt, condemnation, self-pity over what’s been done to you. The more light you receive the stronger and stronger and stronger you become and you are able to defeat the lies in your mind.
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So true! I lived in darkness and depression until I opened my heart to Jesus and asked for healing. Now I understand how I had given access to Satan and his demons to enter my heart and life, and allowed my joy to be stolen. The Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the things I was doing that opened those doors, and then filled me with grace that took the desire away for those things. Praise God!
I recently asked the Lord a prayer to open my eyes to see things more clear and Boy did he ever open my eyes and still is and sometimes in other areas that I was not even expecting or looking for I will see Him move! I am grateful that his infinite mind is in Control! You know? LOL
God bless you!
Thank you for lovely words!
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My friend the Holy Spirt is certainly working in you.
Your discernment and timely post are sure evidence of such. Once again I am re blogging this.
May God continue to bless you and yours,
God’s favor and blessings shine upon you Patrick. You have my prayers in whatever it is that you are going through. I know that our prayers are heard and answered for good!
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