Overwhelmed / Put on the Whole Armor
I know I haven’t been writing lately, but sometimes life overwhelms us. Just when we think that everything is going good, Satan shows up with his back of tricks. He is working overtime to destroy all the believers in Christ that he can, not just spiritually but emotionally and physically as well for he knows that his time is quickly running out.
We had some needs that needed to be taken care, some things that we just couldn’t find a solution to so we gave them to the Lord and just kept on praying about them. In one day all three prayers were answered even though only one of them so far has been completed. We were praising him, walking around with huge smiles on our faces, feeling good inside and thankful for the answers.
No sooner did the answers to these prayers come out that other things begin to happen. We couldn’t use the air conditioning, and the heat was getting unbearable, literally making us cranky and physically sick. We were snapping at each other, walking around with scowls on our faces trying to find some kind of relief.
Shortly afterward, I stuck my fingers, accidentally, of course in a stray cats mouth. Three little puncture wounds sent me to the ER and being admitted for for 24 hours while they pumped me full of two different IV antibiotics, and anti-fungal medicine, blood thinners, steroids and breathing treatments.
How weird it is that you feel like you have a slight injury and end up on all of these medicines that make you feel like you want to just roll over and quit breathing. I’m tired but I’m wired at the same time. I’m edgy one minute and calm the next. It’s like I’m on some kind of roller coaster ride. I walk around just feeling weird inside and to add to the mess of all this , the antibiotics have caused another type of infection that I am now treating too.
As I am going through this pharmaceutical illness, the first of the month rolls around. I have two more doctor visits to pay for than just the normal one. We have to run here and there to get the bills paid, get to the food bank and still get to all the infusion appointments on time. Besides all of these there are now some concerns over the well being of several family members.
It’s times like this, everyone has them, whether it is financial, medical, or emotional, we start to feel overwhelmed. It’s times like this that you just want to holler up to God and ask why this has to happened right after you have received a big blessing.
I know the answer and it is what I said before. Satan cannot stand it when god blesses someone and he will throw everything he can at you to turn your mind away from God. It’s times like this that we have to stand up and put on the full armor of God “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
Ephesians 6: 13 Therefor take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the vile day and having done all to stand firm. 14. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15. and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.