“In all things you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” (I Peter 1:6-7)
Have you ever experienced mental, physical and spiritual pain? Many of us understand any level of pain, especially chronic pain, can definitely be considered giants. Sometimes, people ask me how am I feeling, and my responses are I am okay, I am well, I am experiencing mild, moderate or severe pain but I am thankful to GOD for life. Despite it all Satan! I Am Standing in Faith!
I have suffered mental, physical and spiritual pain from various kinds of flaming arrows thrown by those who choose to do the devil’s bidding. Sadly, some of them identify as Christians, religious people and those with high morals and integrity. We must understand only GOD is perfect and Heaven is the only perfect world. Despite it all Satan! I Am Still Standing in Faith!
Sometimes, the giants in our lives might appear greater than GOD, but of course we know they are not. However, we must utilize our shield of faith in GOD to extinguish all evil flaming arrows thrown our way (Ephesians 6:16).
Yes, at times, I have fallen, but refused to stay in Satan’s playground whether in words, thoughts or deeds. I fled and rose to my high calling as the daughter of the KING of kings and LORD of lords. Despite it all Satan! I Am Standing in Faith!
Some of you are aware of giants that I having been facing since 2009, when I sustained many traumatic injuries that resulted in years of physical therapy, chronic pain and numerous surgeries. Afterwards, there were other medical diagnoses. Despite it all Satan! I Am Standing in Faith!
Apostle Paul encouraging words definitely soothe the mind. “Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong” (II Corinthians 12:10).
We cannot be like the Israelites who allowed their circumstances and oppressors to cause them to fear and question GOD and His ability to save them.
A couple of doctors told me that I must learn to live with my conditions for the rest of my life. However, GOD has the final say regarding my life and I will remain firm in the faith rather He chooses not to remove my infirmities. “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares’” (Jeremiah 30:17).
I have no problem doing what is right in GOD’s sight even if I become an outcast among mankind. Why? It confirms my approved spiritual standing with GOD. We cannot allow the giants to roar louder than the Word of God. If we do, we will not hear the LORD say “Keep doing what is right in My sight child because I have approved your journey?”