You Need to Know

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Stepping out into the ministry of Healed Whole New has put me in connection with people all over the world that are suffering from anxiety and depression … CHRISTIANS who are suffering daily.

In a recent conversation one of the sweet new friends said to me, “I feel like I’m at a point where living is too painful.”

Can I just tell you again that the devil is a liar!!! He HATES you. He wants to destroy you and everyone around you. He divides relationships, he tears marriages a part, he tries to destroy your children, he tries to make you feel worthless, shameful, guilty, unloved, and every other BAD thing! The devil has NO POWER! None. Zip. Nada.

The only power he has is that which YOU give him.

I played this same game with him and let him run my thoughts, feelings, and emotions for way too long. I considered killing myself. When you’re in the bottom of the pit, why not?!?!?! Who cares?!?! So many days I thought, “Just put me out of my misery ALREADY!!” I didn’t care if I had a child or a husband… the enemy can get you so far out there that you just don’t care anymore you just want to escape. Where do you go when you can’t run from your thoughts? Where do you go when you can’t outrun a panic attack?

When the enemy toys with me now it really pisses me off … not because he’s toying with me but because I LET him. I know the TRUTH! I know God! I have power to open my mouth and speak and things will happen in the name of Jesus. Chains loosen, bondage is broken, strongholds cease, prison doors open.

The devil plays dirty. What do you expect? He prowls around looking for someone to devour. He watches where we drop our guards, he knows what our triggers are, he knows when we’ve gone day after day without reading our Bibles, he knows when we’ve pulled away from church and other Believers and aren’t being filled up. He’s watching. Just because he hasn’t attacked yet doesn’t mean he’s not sitting on your back porch chillin’… Then BOOM! All of a sudden you’re hit so hard you can’t sort through what’s truth and what’s not. This makes you ball up in a corner with your hands over your head trying to protect yourself. Stand up! Rise up! Take those thoughts captive and press forward. God’s got you! Walk with Him daily, trust Him daily, seek Him daily (sometimes by the second) and keep pressing forward, one day at a time.

Don’t let the enemy steal from you anymore and stop acting like he doesn’t exist! If you don’t believe in spiritual warfare and you’re fighting people instead of praying against the darkness that the devil brings, you’re losing the battle because you’re fighting the wrong thing.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
New International Version (NIV)
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

You are already free in Jesus! You have already won in Jesus! You have everything you need in Jesus!

This is so strong on my heart today! This is not to glorify the devil but to bring attention to a very real thing that people deal with constantly. God is faithful and He will not delay! Don’t let the devil punk you around today. He’s petty! He’s a counterfeit to all that God is – you have God on your side and guess what? God wins. We win. YOU win!!!! Be encouraged!

Isaiah 35:4 say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you.”

Love you a ton!!!!

-April

5 thoughts on “You Need to Know

  1. It’s been a while since I’ve thought about suicide, but one of the things that kept running through my mind was that I was dragging the people around me, the people I loved, down and if I truly loved them I would do what was best for them and remove my negative influence from their lives. It’s so strange how we come to believe these things, isn’t it?

  2. Zoe,

    Exactly! We rationalize things in our heads when we are under such a crazy attack. Standing on the other side, healed, and thinking this just sounds completely crazy but when you’re undergoing the attack things make sense that normally wouldn’t make sense. It’s very twisted.

  3. I have been having anxiety and depression for many years, I read my Bible and pray everyday I am reading and saying promises from the Bible, but nothing has helped. Sometimes I have better days, but others are horrible. Today is a very sad day that I am not bussy preparing food to celebrate Thanksgiving wit my family and friends, but I thank The Lord for the years I did . My husband is in an adult family home, I don’t know if my youngest son and his family will be with us. My oldest son and his family will come to go visit my husband and bring the food to eat it here after we visit my husband I thank the Lord for the may years I was so hapy and so bussy anticipating the celebration. I thank God for the blessings he gives us even in the middle of my sadness.
    Thank you for your message and God bless you abundantly

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