Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 17

Do you notice the signs that you're being tested? Anger or depression sets in, people begin throwing darts at you, circumstances change, people are lax in their jobs, and so on. It's like there is some kind of flare up around you and you wonder what in the world is going on! Being in the midst of it, you sometimes forget how you've prayed; certain types of prayer can cause havoc in the heavens and can stir the enemy into action. You can see how he uses people to bring on discouragement. Here is my advice: don't let this get to you, stand strong in the Lord, He's got your back! He's also watching your reaction to see if you sin in the wake of your trial. Also, be very careful, you never want to be a part of a chain reaction that may cause trouble in the hearts of others; they may be dealing with their own trial. Look for weaknesses in your prayer. When you prayed for protection, did you remember to include yourself? Pray through the rough patches, and you will prevail!

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James 1:2-3

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