You know, there are times when it seems the walls are coming in on you from all four directions. The enemy attacks, not only you, but everyone and everything you love. But, after all, how else can he get to us? He is well aware of our relationship with Christ and temptations may have failed. So, how can he get to us? By hurting us and those we love.
Job got an unbearable dose of this, but he persevered and no matter what he suffered through, and though he questioned why, he never lost his faith in our mighty God.
I have asked myself so often, how? How can I bear the physical, emotional and spiritual pain?
Compared to so many other things, it seems inconsequential, but I have battled my weight for a good part of my life. Over many years, I have pretty well tried every diet that came along. It wasn’t until The Daniel Plan that it finally sank in, I didn’t need or want a diet. I needed a lifestyle overhaul! Clean eating made an amazing difference for me. I got so much healthier and felt so much better. Unfortunately, I still didn’t lose a lot of weight. That’s when I began to look at some different lifestyles that would still benefit my health. I am slowly losing the weight now. The Daniel Plan is a wonderful plan, but we each react to some foods differently and I am convinced that we have to find out what those foods are and eliminate them.
One of the very biggest things I learned though is that I am not in this alone. God is right there, 24/7, and He is waiting for me. He WANTS me to turn to Him! With all the people in this world, He still wants to hear from me. How amazing is that?!
How can I bear the physical, emotional and spiritual pain? Sometimes, it reaches a point that all I can do is fall to my knees and plea. I was at that point when I heard this song for the first time. It is now my daily battle cry. When life gets too hard to stand, kneel!
In His light,
Raise a Hallelujah
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser,
I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me
I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar
Up from the ashes, hope will arise
Death is defeated, the King is alive!
I raise a hallelujah, with everything inside of me
I raise a hallelujah, I will watch the darkness flee
I raise a hallelujah, in the middle of the mystery
I raise a hallelujah, fear you lost your hold on me!
Sing a little louder, Sing a little louder,
Sing a little louder, Sing a little louder