Surviving Gross Darkness

1. Pray with all your heart
2. Praise the Lord with your entire being
3. Drink a cup of calming tea and then stress eat. OK I’m working against that last part.
Those are my answers to trouble.What are yours?
These are the days of Noah. These are the days  of love growing cold. These are the days of the fiery furnace. We have a responsibility to fight, to wrestle with the enemy until he gives in and moves on. Ephesians 6:10-18
As some of you may have noticed, yesterday’s PraiseNet held a tough spot for me. I had no options, no recourse, no way of helping or fixing it and my heart was broken. God helped me through it. He is faithful always.
All of us at some point come up against things we can’t do anything about. But don’t stick your head in the sand, go to God.
The darkness on the earth is horrifying right now – but we have the tools God gave us. Here are a few of them.
 Capturing your own mind so that you can focus on the enemy:
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…” 2 Corinthians 10:4,5
Accessing the gifts of the Spirit as needed: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Living the fruits of the Holy Spirit: Galatians 5:22-26
The book of Matthew, especially chapters 5 and 6 have tools as well, tools that fly in the face of what WE think.   Isaiah 55: His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.
If you are unaware of the tools He has given us, go back and look them up and get them in deep. The things we are encountering are past our own ability to handle, so we must handle them with God. He is our fortress, our refuge.
Love you all,