We are bombarded by Satan’s darts of bitterness, despair, anger and indifference everyday. The attack has been so great and we have endured for so long, so much that our fires have been snuffed out and the bitter frost has begun to bite deep within our mortal fibers almost halting any sign of life and hope in moving forward. In ever being able to overcome this. Withering, we fade.
What was once a heart filled with passion and ambition, unable to be quenched, has now become an ice cold pebble. Life can happen and its tendency to extinguish our drive can be great at times. An anxious life can weigh us down. Anxiety is a thief but it’s one you allow.
1 Peter 5: 6-7
Humble yourselves therefore under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
With trials, we tend more times than not, to enter a season of stagnancy. Unmotivated. Ready to give up. It’s like being in the dead of Winter, and not yearning for Spring as you have ran out of fuel to continue on… burning. You just want to be left as you are.
Dry spells are tough spells. They usually occur around really trying times in our lives. For us as humans, trying times lurk around many of the corners we have to take in this walk of life. Unavoidable. Each step leads us either to one or through one.
We are not without Hope, though. We were never meant to exist alone. Christ’s very existence and work on the Cross was to rid us of the dark malignancy found in trials. This dark matter is often masked as anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. No, we are not without Hope. Instead, Christ sent His comforter as well as fellow warriors to help give us the strength, grace, and mercy to pull us through. Though scathed, we can still be fully intact.
Psalm 37: 3-7 Describes a way in which we can obtain tranquility.
- Vs 3 Trust in the Lord and do good.
- Vs 4 Delight yourself in the Lord
- Vs 5 Commit your way to the Lord
- Vs 7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
That is why it is so important to be in the Word and to surround yourself with those we know to be warriors and will not let us stay down once we fall. They may cover us while we bleed a bit and recompose but they will lift us back up on our feet and push us forward. I have a few of these warriors in my life and along with God and His Word, I find them to be my greatest of treasures.
May your life be filled with such treasures as well. If not, leave me a comment and I will join you on the battlefield of your life. I know what it’s like to need others and feel forgotten. Trust me, you are not alone.
-Debra Kay January 27, 2020