”Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Ps 55:22
Are you suffering from the Elijah syndrome? You know: you’ve seen great victory in battle; joy fills your heart; and then, down to pity party pit you go! Your life mirrors the latest country song: your hubby’s gone, the money’s gone, the dog is gone… you know the story – it’s the “everything’s gone wrong” song!
I was there today. I don’t have to give all the details – they do not matter. Satan aimed his fiery darts right at the chink in my armor, and my flesh did the rest! Poor me! As much as I tried to tell myself to stop it, it just seemed like I was bent to go down that road.
Dear patient husband of mine! He suggested a walk. It helped, but you know what really broke the spell? Serving Jesus! We just got home last night (Thursday) after being away for a week; I had three calls to sub this morning (Friday) before 7:00 AM; and then a dear lady called asking me if I was coming tonight. “Coming where,” I ask. “You know – the children’s party you scheduled for tonight.” No, I had forgotten. All that started me on the slippery slope of despair. But now, after the party’s over, JOY! THERE IS JOY IN SERVING JESUS!! Why He even uses me, I don’t know; but I’m sure glad He does! He loves me too. I’ll never understand that! AND, He forgives all my sins. Hallelujah! What a Savior.
Are you in the dumps? Go bake someone a cake. Make a phone call. Write a letter, all in Jesus’ name! You will have joy, unspeakable!
“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not,
yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” 1Pe 1:8