Sometimes, it seems like we are being pounded from every direction.  We no sooner get one situation taken care of and another appears. 

Other people can be the problem.  There is always that one person who seems to just want to make you frustrated.  Other times, your enemy is much stronger and more subtle.  He prowls, just waiting for an opportunity to swallow you up.  We all have vulnerable moments and the enemy waits for those moments so he can attack. 

This enemy, of course, is Satan.  Always selfish, always greedy.  He wants to destroy your happiness, your health and your life.  If he has his way, he wants your family, friends and church too.

When I feel the evil presence, I DO fight back!  I order him out of my life, in Jesus’ name.  I will go room to room, if I need to, and ask Jesus for HIS presence to fill me and run out anything that is not from Him!  I order Satan out of my body, my home, my family and my church.  And I pray.  I pray long and hard.

Time is growing shorter.  Satan must feel the timetable closing in because he is working double duty.  Always be aware and ready to fight back with the powerful weapon of Jesus Christ.  We know how the story ends, but we also know there are battles to be fought.  In Jesus’ name, we will win!

Pray Unceasingly!!

In His light,

Lois

Let God Be Your Defender

“I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him. He alone protects and saves me; he is my defender, and I shall never be defeated. My salvation and honor depend on God; he is my strong protector; he is my shelter” (Psalm 62:5-7 GNT).

There are always going to be people in your life who misunderstand you and people who don’t like you. There will always be people who criticize you, judge you, attack you, and spread rumors about you.

When you are misunderstood, you’re going to have a tendency to get in there and defend yourself. When you’re attacked, your first reaction is often to attack back—just like the rest of us. When people criticize you, you want to criticize back. When people insult you, you want to insult them back.

Don’t do it! Let God be your defender. Every time you are under attack, criticized, put down, or misunderstood, you have two choices: You can defend yourself, or you can let God defend you. Which will it be? Who do you think can do a better job defending you? God can.

Pay attention to this: You’re most like Christ when you say nothing in the face of attack, lies, and unfair criticism. You’re most like Jesus when you remain silent and leave it in God’s hands.

“When [Jesus] was insulted, he did not answer back with an insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but placed his hopes in God, the righteous Judge” (1 Peter 2:23 GNT).

Even Jesus did not fight back in the face of his unjust conviction and persecution. He trusted God to defend him when it mattered most and to have the ultimate justice.

In the Bible, King David was criticized and attacked his entire life. In fact, for most of his life, people wanted to kill him because they were jealous of him.

In Psalm 62:5-7, David said this: “I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him. He alone protects and saves me; he is my defender, and I shall never be defeated. My salvation and honor depend on God; he is my strong protector; he is my shelter” (GNT).

A lot of people are going to be jealous of your success, too, and they’ll want to attack you for many different reasons. But like David, you need to let God be your protector, your Savior, your defender, your victor, and your shelter.

Let God handle it. Let him be your defense.

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