Monday, September 19, 2011

Fleeing Satan, the Master of Lies

It has been awhile since my last post, I know, but I have been struggling physically and spiritually these past several days.  Last Tuesday, I had a horrible stomach virus that landed me in the ER.  Three bags of IV fluids and several doses of anti-nausea medicine later, and I still felt rotten.  In that time I have also had some life-changing news that I am not quite ready to divulge.  It has sent me into a tailspin because, well, honestly, I don't like change unless I am the one doing it. 

Satan has really been filling my head with lies these past few days, making me doubt my Father's love for me and making me question my abilities as a wife and mother.  He's sneaky like that.  Jesus, speaking to the Jews in John 8:44, says:
"He [Satan] was a murderer from the beginning and has nothing to do with the truth because there is no truth in him.  When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
Satan finds us when we're at our lowest and preys on us "like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8).  In my weakened physical and mental state, he has pounced on me with full force.  It is only by the grace of God, working through the Holy Spirit within me and through my husband that I have realized what he has been doing and fled from him.

On Saturday I spent the majority of the day in tears and misery, throwing up everything I ate.  But on Sunday, following a great morning at church and some time in my Bible, I started to feel better.  Today, I am improving still, slowly but surely.  I can't promise that my posts will be as regular as they have been in the past, but I will do my best.

If you are facing a difficult challenge in your life right now, I encourage you to call on the Lord, to RUN from Satan as fast as you can, and to lean on Jesus' everlasting arms.  
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30


  1. So glad to see you back in my inbox! Feel better and stay strong!

    Deuteronomy 31:8 "It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”


  2. That sounds really really hard. I read this last night and have been praying for you! I will continue to do so. Thankful for a God who carries us through these times!

  3. Thanks, Chey & Tauna. I appreciate your thoughtful words, scripture, and prayers. We are blessed to serve a faithful God!

  4. I hope you are feeling better. I know the Lord who has carried me through many "un-asked for" life changes will hold your hand through all you trials and changes. " For I am the Lord your God , who upholds your right hand, who says to you, " DO not fear, I will help you.". Isaiah 41:13

  5. "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

    ~ Isaiah 41:10

    This verse has been a comfort to me...