“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”….

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night for no apparent reason, feeling down but you don’t know why?

Well, I do and it baffles me when I’m in that moment until I realize that it is nothing more than an attempt at a stronghold that tries to drag me down by attacking at my very core, my thoughts, and my spirit.

I was feeling kinda down very recently and as I was going about my day, a Bible verse came across my path for no apparent reason, or so I thought.

It was Philippians 4:13 which reminds me that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.  Now, I make no claim to know every Bible verse.  But this one stuck out and it was just what I needed to get me back on track.  It is my belief that this was God’s way of coming to my rescue.

You see, there will always be an attempt at a spiritual attack lurking around to try and devour you and bring you down.

Don’t let it!  Because if you do, you’ll find yourself failing to prosper and grow because that time you spend in negativity, you are not growing, rather you are laying stagnant with false feelings of defeat.  But you must realize that you are never defeated as long as you have God by your side and live your life with Jesus Christ as the head of your life.

You must remember that these strongholds are not from our father and if you really believe that he is our strength, and his word is our strength, you can overcome them.

I believe that Jesus is the son of God and he is there to lift us up when we need it and God answers our prayers through the Holy Spirit when we pray to him in Jesus’ name.  This is how I understand it.  So, forgive me if I fail to use the correct verbiage when it comes to expressing my belief as I am still learning.

Yes, you will fall some days, but what you must remember is that you have to ask for forgiveness when you fall short of God’s glory and try try again.  I fall short when it comes to consistently reading the bible and really knowing God’s word but I am growing a little more every day.

Whenever I get stuck in a spiritual rut, I go through this process that sometimes even I don’t understand.  When I’m feeling weak, I go through it fighting with whatever faint strength I have left in me, and I eventually reach a point where I pick myself up and dust myself off and start over with a renewed strength after I have prayed and had my long talks with God about my feelings or any situation that is bringing me down.

If you find yourself feeling this way, remember you must always pray and believe that you will be comforted, because you will…..


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