“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.”((James 5:13 ESV))
“Through him, then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.”(Hebrews 13:15 ESV)
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”(Psalm 150:6 ESV)
What do you do when trouble rears its ugly head? Do you run off crying and screaming, why me? Or do you lift your hands and start praising God?
I used to be a runner. When trouble came, I played the poor, pitiful me card. But not anymore. When the devil comes, I take a stand. I raise my hands and start praising God.
Praise ushers in the presence of God. Where God is, the devil flees. He knows he is beaten when God shows up.
In my latter years, I have finally learned that the more you do for God, the more the devil will attack you. Why? He doesn’t want you serving God. He wants you for himself.
One thing I have learned about the devil is that he doesn’t have any new tricks. He keeps pulling the same old thing out of his bag of tricks. Once we learn that, we can stand against his tricks. I laugh at him. He hates laughter. So the more I laugh at him, the madder he gets. But I plead the blood of Jesus over me, and it gets better. The attack will stop or at least not be so strong.
Does that mean he won’t come back? Absolutely not. Of course, he will come back. He hates us. But we have weapons that are at our disposal, and all we have to do is use them. It’s really not hard. It’s not rocket science.
So I suggest you sharpen your weapons and start to do battle with the devil. Don’t be afraid of the fight, Jesus is right beside you fighting with you. Just lean on Jesus and let Him fight for you.
Have a great day, everyone.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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