Sometimes the enemy’s most effective attacks come from inside the camp. Your trusted colleague, your trusted friend, or the person you think will always have your six—mounts a vicious attack that you never saw coming. It hurts so bad, that it makes your mind numb. You can’t shut off the pain. It hits so hard that it makes you question the very core of who you are. But…
It’s in times of brutal pain, we can allow God’s promises to pull us through.
For example, I like to default to Psalms 139:1-24 which comforts and reminds me:
1. Who I am (loved and cherished by God);
2. God’s plan is greater than the enemy;
3. God will take out the enemy; and
4. The pain can draw me closer to Him.
If you’ve been terribly betrayed, make this prayer your own and it will reset your mind and remind you of who you are!
I am loved and cherished by You, Almighty Lord!
“O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, And art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, But, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, And laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, And thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; Even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; But the night shineth as the day: The darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvellous are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well.
Lord, Your plan is greater than I can imagine!
My substance was not hid from thee, When I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: When I awake, I am still with thee.
Lord, I know that someday You will make all the wrongs—right.
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: Depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
Lord, allow this painful time to be used to refine me like fine gold.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Thank-you Lord, for reminding me of Who You are…and how much I am loved.
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