Ashley’s Devotionals – Our opposition is God’s opportunity

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AshleyHave you ever felt like you are all alone?

Do you ever wonder how you got where you are?

What happened?

Where did I go wrong?

Has God ever left you?

The answer to the last question is absolute, NO!

God has never left or abandoned you.

 

The devil wants you to feel like you are the only one who has issues, the only one who is alone. He feeds on it. The devil came to kill, steal, and destroy. He waits for the opportunity, for you to feel lonely, depressed, or abandoned.

 

What does the Bible say about this?

Psalm 62:8 – “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

And one of my favorites.

Psalm 25:16-21 – “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish. Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me! Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, LORD, is in you.”

I want to point out that David wrote Psalm, King David. The one who people describe as “a man after God’s own heart”!

We all go through things in our life.

No one is excluded from that.

 

Two points to remember when the devil is lurking near.

First, seek out other Christians. We have strength in numbers. 1 Corinthians 12:12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

Second, choose to have hope…

Nothing is too big for God. Call on him, trust in him. Turn to him and seek his face always.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Every person on Earth will face trials and tribulations. It’s how we handle it that matters. How will you fare after the storm?

 

Pray Constantly

 

It didn’t come to stay, it came to pass

 

 

Author: Rick Blakeney