For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. (Romans 7:9)
Recently, I received some unpleasant news. I had so many mixed emotions, I did not know what to do. My first fleshy thought was to go out and hurt this certain individual but my inner spirit told me to pray.
It’s amazing how you can have two things going on with you but often the flesh wins. Well, thanks be to God I listened to His small still voice. Because I obeyed, He gave me the strength to pray for that person as well as myself.
Don’t allow your flesh to tell your spirit what to do…rather allow your spirit to have or take total control over everything you say and do!
I long to do right, help me in my struggle.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid. Psalm 21:1
King David was thanking God for being the light of his life. Even though David made mistakes, he asked God to forgive him so that he would be able to move forward in life. But David’s enemies wanted to kill him.
Your enemy (Satan) likes to see you miserable and wishes you would die without knowing God as your Savor! We have to do what David did…trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not to our own understanding. God will make your enemies your footstool. Do you trust Him?
Thank you Father for being my LIGHT and SALVATION, whom shall I fear.
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.”
A mother was praying for her children as they strayed further and further away from God. One of her children started smoking marijuana, while her other son battled with his own internal issues. Out of desperation the mother finally cried out, Lord, help me because my faith is shaken and my heart is growing cold.
How often do we stray away from God because something is not changing as quickly as we want it too? Ask God to help you with your unbelief and patiently wait on Him to take “all” your doubts away.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to stay focused and remove any doubts.
In the name of Jesus,