This morning I woke up with this thought, “I am Safe”.
I was full of sadness about losing my sweet little dog (Charlie) recently and consumed with the thought of people dying suddenly when I remembered that my Father was strong and big and all powerful! He is after all The “Creator of life”
The enemy was once again planting thoughts of fear and sadness in me, planting thoughts of my own demise. Even though I don’t fear death, as a mother and a wife I am always concerned with leaving my family behind. I know how close I am to my husband, my children and my grandchildren and I know it would be hard for them to be left without my presence. That’s what the enemy of all that is good attempts to torment me with from time to time.
It’s always interesting when I find myself recounting Gods words and trusting in Him to protect me just the way my earthly father did for me. He was a big man, so gentle and loving but I know God loves me more.
It takes a minute sometimes to realize what’s happening but when I do, I simply tell him (the devil) “he has no power to take my life, I am not afraid of death because I know that death is not the end. I am strong in the Lord, I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I am promised by God a long, joy filled and healthy life when I live for God. I told satan (out loud) to get out of my head, leave my thoughts. I told him “The Holy Spirit lives in me, you have no power” and what do you know, the Peace of God took over.
It doesn’t always happen immediately but it did in that moment and for that I am so truly thankful.
For God so loved the world, He gave His only son
I praise You because I’m am fearfully and wonderfully made
“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name 15. he will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.