When the going gets tough; trust God to keep you going!
Some of my deepest wounds and greatest disappointments and betrayals have been inflicted upon me by those in the body of Christ.
Satan orchestrated it that way! For a long season, I retreated into the shadows, hiding from the pain of rejection and ridicule. I had given up on my vision and dreams.
Hope deferred made my heart sick. My roots were deeply embedded in bitterness and resentment. Satan orchestrated it that way!
The pit was a deep and very dark place. I felt abandoned and totally forgotten by man and by God. The pain I carried was excruciating and unbearable at times. The loneliness and isolation drove me further and further away from the light. Satan orchestrated it that way!
I quickly became vulnerable and weak. The lion was always prowling pacing up and down the boundaries of my life. There seemed no safe place to take refuge. The eyes of the enemy were fixed upon my frailty and vulnerability, always looking for an opportunity to inflict further pain and further destruction in my life.
This invisible enemy moved with great speed. His hand moved subtly in every area of life. He whispered night and day lies that would reinforce my pain and further negatively influence my identity in Christ. Satan orchestrated it that way!
Then there were often times when he would draw me out of the shadows with shimmering mirages that offered false hope and counterfeit expectations. He would often use the deadly trap of man’s praises and man’s approval to puff me up. He knew that pride would cause me me fall further and harder than before. Satan orchestrated it that way!
He knew all my areas of weakness. He knew how I longed in my heart to be secure and significant. My childhood left me deeply scarred. Satan was ruthless and relentless in his pursuit of my destiny and true identity. Satan orchestrated it that way!
Don’t give up. For His plans and purposes for your life are for good and not for evil, to give you a hope and an expected end.
Satan may orchestrate many things in your life with the sole intention of destroying your identity and robbing you of your Kingdom destiny, but if you trust in God and surrender your all to him. I can testify that He will revive, redeem and restore all to you.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West